(Zachary Kaufman/The Columbian)
February 27, 2014
Denise Ellis holds a photograph of her 18-year-old daughter Mandy Lathim at her home in east Vancouver. Mandy, a Mountain View High School grad, died in a car crash during a road trip to California in July 2012. Denise went to great lengths to honor her daughter's wish to have her organs donated and Denise has reached out to the people who received Mandy's organs. Mandy would turn 20 next week.