Thursday, November 25, 2010
Fallen athlete granted new lives for those in need through organ donation
Eleven months ago, the sports world was shocked and saddened by the loss of 26-year-old Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry. The American Football Conference all-star died on Dec. 16, 2009 after he fell from the bed of a pickup in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Henry's mother, Carolyn Glaspy, made a decision as her son was dying to donate his organs to LifeShare of the Carolinas, resulting in life-saving procedures for 33-year-old Brian Polk and 56-year-old Donna Wyatt Arnold, among others. Recently, Mrs. Glaspy met at an emotional reunion of recipients who received organs from her late son. She said that her son would have approved of helping others through organ donation, and she explained that some good can come out of even the worst tragedies.
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