BUFFALO, NY - It has been nearly eight years since Lori and Kevin Lozano lost their daughter, Marcena to a heart condition. The pain and sadness are still fresh and they miss Marcena everyday. They are turning that grief and the 25 years of wonderful memories into a way to help others.
Marcena Lozano was bornwith a heart defect. She had surgery at just six monthsold and her first heart transplant at 13, her secondyears later. Unfortunately, Marcena died in August of 2005. Her parents, Lori and Kevingrieve theirdaughter every day, but they are eternally grateful to have hadtwenty-five wonderful years with her. The memories get themthrough the pain.
They also wanted tothank those self-less families who gave their loved ones organs so that Marcenacould have those25 years.They are working to bring awareness to organ donation. Every year onMother's Day, they holdThe Elephant Run.Marcena loved elephants. The run raises money for scholarshipsfor children who have had transplants. You can read more on the run and Marcena's life by heading to www.marcenasmiracles.com.