If Sonya were actually a good writer she could have pulled it off, using someone else as a jumping off point for a story, which I think is what she thinks she did. Instead she basically wrote a biography using a few changes to claim it is fiction.
It really would have been easy to avoid all of this. Change the type of organ donated, use a white male instead of female (whom she originally named Dawn apparently like, how forking stupid is this woman?) don't use the letter line for line and very nearly word for word. When caught, apologize and offer to add an acknowledgement or let Dawn wri