New England Man Gives the Gift of Life

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Submitted by: Carrie Bogie

Hello, my name is Carrie Bogie and I have one amazing story to share with you. My husband Nick Bogie passed away on March 31st, 2011, he was 26 years old. He was such an amazing person, wonderful husband and such a loving father. We met in August of 07 and were married December of 08, it truly was a love story. He saved me from a downward spiral and made me whole again. We had our first son on January 21st, 2010. He is such an amazing little boy and reminds me so much of his daddy. On Tuesday, March 29th, I got the phone call every wife dreads they might get.

Nick had been in an accident at work and the dart helicopter was bringing him to Dartmouth. I didnt know any details other than he was in critical condition and I had to get there immediately. Once I got there, I found out he suffered severe brain damage, swelling and fluid on his brain. The doctors tried everything that they could to save him but on that Thursday, he passed away.

Those few days at the hospital were the most horrific days of my life, I found out on that Wednesday (the day before he passed away) that I was expecting our second child and I never got the chance to tell him. When the doctors brought us into the family room to tell us, I was a complete mess. This kind of thing was only supposed to happen in the movies or on Grey’s Anatomy…not to me:( . The next comment that came out was “Have you thought about organ donation?”