Written by Carley Roseberry, President of Zeta Tau Alpha Chapter at Texas A&M.
Note from Taylor's Gift Team:
A few weeks ago we received a beautiful note from the Zeta's at Texas A&M University making a contribution to Taylor's Gift Foundation in honor of a sister who had recently passed. The chapter had heard of Taylor's story through a talk that Tara Storch, Taylor's Gift Foundation Co-Founder, had given at an event several months prior. We asked if they would share their story and Carley Roseberry, President of the ZTA chapter at Texas A&M sent the below text. Thank you to the sweet women of ZTA for sharing this inspirational story!
In March 2014, the women of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) had the opportunity to hear Tara Storch, Co-Founder of Taylor’s Gift Foundation, speak about the organization and the inspiring story of how it all began at the annual Texas Zeta days held in Dallas, Texas. The annual Texas Zeta days is an opportunity for all Zeta chapters across Texas to come together for a weekend of sisterhood.
Over 1,000 young women from all over Texas were able to come to the event and hear about the inspiring story of Taylor’s Gift directly from Tara, who challenged each one of us to strive to “outlive ourselves” and to think of different ways that we could do this as an individual.
Many of the women at the event were inspired to do this through becoming registered organ donors. One of these women was a ZTA member at the University of North Texas, Sara Mutschlechner, who signed up to be an organ donor right outside the ballroom where Tara spoke and shared her inspiring story. In that moment, Sara chose to “outlive herself”.
On New Years Eve 2015, our sister, Sara, sadly passed away in Denton, TX after being involved in a road incident. After hearing about Sara’s incident, we knew we wanted to donate to Taylor’s Gift Foundation in memory of Sara from the ZTA Chapter at Texas A&M University. Because of Taylor's Gift, Sara chose to “outlive herself” and become an organ donor, which saved many lives. What a difference Sara was able to make in the lives of others.
It is in Sara's memory that we wanted to support Taylor's Gift Foundation and the important work that they do!