In remembrance of Karina Moss

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 21, 2011

At Ellis Park Friday afternoon, Shirley and Grady Moss planted a pink crape myrtle tree in memory of their daughter, Karina, who died Jan. 18 at the age of 34. The Summit Civitan Club, for whom Karina Moss sometimes volunteered, donated the tree. Karina Moss was an organ and tissue donor about whom the Post wrote a story April 18. She was a 1994 graduate of North Rowan High and received certifications in child care, sign language and phonics from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She was a charter member of the Rowan Express Track Club and also belonged to the Durham Strider Track Club. She volunteered at the N.C. Lutheran Home in Salisbury, was a storyteller for Rowan Public Library and held local and state positions with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She began having health problems in her late teens, suffering from blood clots that eventually forced her into an assisted-living facility before her death. Carolina Donor Services, a federally designated organ procurement agency serving 78 counties in North Carolina and into Danville, Va., honored her posthumously earlier this year for her life-saving donations.