Excerpts from nbcchicago.com:

In the last hours of her life, Summer Day-Stewart’s family held on to one consolation. Plans were made to donate her organs and those of her three young children who died in a house fire last week. Doctors said at least eight life-saving transplants would be performed.

Summer’s husband Walter, a Chicago firefighter, gave his wife CPR, but fire officials said her injuries and those of their children were too severe. 

Ezra, the middle child, had been diagnosed with autism and did not speak. But he always had a smile on his face.

Emory, the youngest, was just a toddler but already loved fire trucks and wanted to be just like his father.

Day-Stewart had close friends across the country, and memorials to the family are in the works in Chicago, Oregon, and California. 

The Chicago firefighters union is collecting donations for the family as well.