The NFL's Chris Henry died last year after falling from a pickup truck during a fight with his fianceé. His mother Carolyn Glaspy opted to donate his organs, and recently met the recipients, reports CBS Sports. Grab your tissues.
This was also on the front page of yesterday's LA Times: [www.latimes.com]
And hell yeah, I cried. This year I lost a friend who was waiting for a kidney transplant. I was already a donor, but it really crystallized how much I want my usable organs to go to help other people live, and my unusable ones to go to labs where people will try to figure out what made them unusable and how to prevent it. If I can help spare someone's family and friends what Aimee's friends and family went through, then I want to.
Fortunately, everyone in my family is on board. We figure that once we're gone, we're not going to be using our bodies anymore. It'd be a shame to let them go to waste.