Gilberto was a passionate, dedicated and happy young man, with a great sense of humor and a heart full of love. He enjoyed swimming and represented Puerto Rico in competitions throughout the United States, setting several personal records that his family was incredibly proud of. In passing, Gilberto mentioned that he wanted to be an organ and tissue donor should anything happen to him. So when his mother, Brunilda, was given the tragic news of his sudden death, she knew the decision that had to be made when also told how Gilberto’s legacy could live on in others through organ and tissue donation. Though the emptiness of his loss is still felt by Brunilda and her family, they are happy knowing that because of Gilberto other individuals were able to receive a second chance at life. “We love him and will remember him always, he is our lovely angel.” The Marfisi-Rivera Family, donor family.