Former NFL player's mother touts organ donation

The Advertiser | Eric Narcisse
Every time Carolyn Henry Glaspy prepares to share her story about her deceased son Chris Henry, a former NFL receiver, she finds it difficult to hide her emotions.

Speaking before a couple dozen students and athletes in Sidelines Café at the UL Student Union for Thursday's Celebrate Life event hosted by the UL Ragin' Cajuns and Donate Life Louisiana, Glaspy fought through the tears to deliver a message that touched the hearts of those in attendance.

"When my son died, my family didn't get smaller," Glaspy said, "it became much bigger. It took my son to die for me to gain a larger family."

Celebrate Life is an event designed to inspire, educate and raise awareness about the importance of people becoming organ donors.Read more: