Sophia Hope Purdy
This is the story of the Purdy family, parents Lacy and Ethan and their daughter Maddie, who worked with the staff at We Are Sharing Hope SC, the South Carolina Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) for organ and tissue recovery services in SC, and in collaboration with Greenville Memorial Hospital. The Purdy’s baby, Sophia Hope, was diagnosed with anencephaly 14 weeks into Lacy’s pregnancy. Upon her birth on May 9, 2019, Sophia Hope lived for 8 hours in the loving arms of family members. Sophia Hope went on to donate several organs and tissues for transplantation and medical research thus saving and enhancing the lives of many. Her spirit lives on through these gifts.