After being diagnosed with epilepsy at age eight, Lexie Davis suffered seizures for more than half her life. However, she remained happy, humble and thoughtful, always trying to find the good in people. A student at East High School in Memphis, she excelled in art, sang in her church choir and enjoyed belly dancing. In August 2011, just weeks after turning 17, she suffered a seizure, fell in the tub and drowned. Her family asked about donation, and Lexie was able to donate organs and tissue. Her family now takes comfort in knowing Lexie's positive attitude carries on through the positive impact of her gifts of life.
An easy-going teenager, Lexie Davis was happy, humble and thoughtful, always trying to find the good in people. A student at East High School in Memphis, she excelled in art, sang in her church choir and enjoyed belly dancing. She liked watching all types of TV and movies. She couldn't cook, but was known for "doctoring up" frozen burritos.
She was best friends with her mother, Yolanda Torres. Yolanda would always say "I love you." and Lexie would always respond, "I love you more."
Diagnosed at age eight with epilepsy, Lexie suffered seizures for more than half her life, but always remained positive and was compliant with her doctor's appointments and medication.
Often she would have nightmares about death. One particular night in early August 2011, she had a terrible one and Yolanda held her close so she could sleep. She comforted her by saying they would enjoy a day out together that afternoon. Lexie had turned 17 only weeks earlier.
Later that same day, Yolanda told Lexie she was leaving but would be back soon so they could go shopping. When Yolanda hung up the phone, she felt something wasn't right. Minutes later, she received a call that Lexie had a seizure. When she arrived home and saw the ambulance and all the people, her heart fell. Yolanda realized at that moment she had lost her daughter.
After the seizure, Lexie had fallen in the tub and drowned. Her family asked about donation so that others could live, and Lexie was able to donate organs and tissue. Yolanda affirmed, "Even after her death, Lexie's positive attitude had a positive impact on so many people because she was an organ and tissue donor."