ABC New 5 | Dave Arnold
NewsChannel5's Andy Baskin was the emcee, delivering a heartfelt story about his dying brother's lung transplant that prolonged his life enough for him to say good bye. Bruce Baskin died in 2005 from complications of cystic fibrosis.
The luncheon offered much-needed Kleenex boxes at each table as guest speakers, Former Cincinnati Bengals' star Icky Woods and the mother of Chris Henry drew tears from the crowd.
Woods recounted the day in 2010 that he found out that his son, Jovante, had collapsed from an asthma attack after a football practice. His son was declared brain dead, but had checked off on his license that he wanted to be an organ donor.
Bengals wide receiver Henry suffered a critical brain injury in 2009 after a vehicle accident. He was also declared brain dead. His mother, Carolyn Henry Glaspy, made sure that his tissue and organs helped keep life after his death.
Her emotional meeting with the four recipients of her son's organs was part of a television special.
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