In one of Lauren Stewart’s most recent tweets, she posted the quote: “Love is stronger than fear; life is stronger than death, hope stronger than despair. Trust that the risk of love is always worth taking.”
Lauren’s fiancé, champion sprint car driver Bryan Clauson, passed away in August 2016 from injuries sustained in a crash during a USAC midget race.
Bryan was an organ donor, and Lauren says he was able to save five lives and heal even more with his organ and tissue donation. Shortly after his death, Bryan’s family started a campaign to encourage others to become organ donors, as well.
Their original goal was to get 200 people to sign up. 200 because that was Bryan’s goal in 2016 – to run a schedule with 200 races.
“We reached 200 people in 15 minutes,” Lauren explained. “The organ donation team in Nebraska said their typical campaigns get about 100 people. I woke up the next morning, and thought – let’s add a zero. It just took off from there.”