Video: Mother of 7 Killed in PWC Accident Donates Organs, Helps 68 Others


Helen Gore’s life comes full circle after she succumbs to injuries suffered in a head on collision with another jet ski. Gore was a mother of seven children and spent her life as a caregiver inside and outside of her home. Her legacy would live on through 68 people who received her organs following the tragic accident.

According to News Channel 8, the accident occurred just before Mothers Day, which made it even more heartbreaking for Gore’s children, ranging in ages 12-26. They had big plans for Mothers Day. The kids were going to surround her with gifts, flowers, and balloons in celebration of all their love.

Instead, they would have to plan their mother’s funeral. Gore was only 41. Sunday, she and her husband were enjoying some time riding jet skis on the water off the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Clearwater,FL. Investigators said she was hit head on by another jet skier who was also killed. Gore was immediately rushed to Tampa General Hospital, where she passed away within 24 hours.

Her daughter Keosha Gore, is in disbelief that her mother is gone. She and her siblings are shocked by this tragedy. Yet, they are grateful that their mother’s life will continue through the 68 people who received her organs. It is still painful for them even though 68 people will benefit. They lost their mom, their inspiration, their hero.

Now they are struggling to make arrangements and pay for her funeral. If you’d like to help; here’s the link to a GoFundMe page set up in Helen Gore’s honor. We offer our deepest sympathies to the Gore family.

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Ocean Priselac

An avid mountain and bodyboarder who lives by "if you don't go, you'll never know," with an affinity for wildlife and animal rescue; surf forecasting is a huge part of Ocean's life and was a winner in Red Bull's Project Swell several years ago. The 2014 LB2CAT was her first jet ski competition and can't wait to do it again!

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