From Portsmouth Herald -
Shannon Kiernan was a New York Yankees fan known for making lots of friends after moving to Red Sox territory.
The 28-year-old Winnacunnet High School teacher, who died after a snowboarding accident last weekend, has given the gift of life by donating her organs.
And Kiernan’s friends believe she will continue to win New Englanders over, even in death.
“Her family told me that one of the doctors said the man who got her heart was a huge Red Sox fan,” said Heather Clark, a teaching colleague at Winnacunnet. “Shannon was the biggest Yankees fan. I remember one night we went to the (Brewery Lane Tavern) in Portsmouth during the playoffs between the Red Sox and Yankees. She was the only one there dressed in full Yankees gear and cheering them on. I thought we were going to get kicked out of the place.”
I hope the Yankees see this story and do something to acknowledge her. It only seems right.