© Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: Victoria AriasHonor student Victoria Arias, 18, died last July and her organs went to four different people. She was among 10,000 organ donors in 2017, a record year for organ donation.
Victoria Arias wanted to save lives.
The 18-year-old Arizona honor student was preparing to head to St. Mary’s University of Minnesota with the hope of becoming a doctor.
She played the violin and volleyball, and was a devout Catholic who had saved up for a pilgrimage to Rome to see the pope. Victoria had plans for the future.
“She wanted to be a trauma surgeon,” her mother, Lorena Arias, said. “She had big dreams. She was going to do it.”
Victoria did end up saving lives, but not in the way anyone expected. Last July, Lorena …