Mother gives new meaning to the gift of life

Jaclynn Jones, 3, has a new lease on life after her mother donated her kidney to her.According to Jaclynn's parents, April and Scott Goines, of Shady Point, Jaclynn was born with only one kidney which wasn't functioning properly. She was later placed on a transplant list but her mother's kidney was a suitable match and so the preparations began. On July 18, the mother and daughter duo went into separate operating rooms to undergo the transplant surgery.Both are recovering in Oklahoma City.A benefit yard sale to assist the family with the financial burden of the procedures is being held on Aug. 2 and 3 at Dryer Chiropractic located at 212 N, Broadway in Poteau. The sale will take place from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. both days. If you would like to donate items to the benefit sale of money to the family you may contact Shelly Free at 918-635-5751. Donations can also be dropped of at The Community State Bank (main branch - Poteau) and The Oaks Healthcare Center.