Saturday, October 10, 2015

Families of organ donors honored

FOX 7 Austin | Bridget Spencer

An Austin mother is speaking out about organ donation after losing her son in a tragic accident. Today her family and others are being recognized for their sacrifices to save lives. FOX 7's Bridget Spencer has the story.

An Austin mother is speaking out about organ donation after losing her son in a tragic accident. Today her family, along with others, was recognized for their sacrifices to save lives.

There's not a day that passes that the Cummings family does not think about their son Carson. He was struck by a car in Los Angeles. He died in January 2012.

“It's just something every parent, it's just their ultimate fear. You still have such disbelief that this is your life, and that was. That was my baby,” Melisa Cummings, Carson’s mother, said.

Carson had dreams of becoming a filmmaker.

“He walked into a room and it just lit up,” Cummings said.

Even after his death, Carson remains a star. His liver saved University of Texas alumna, Adele Brown.

“I get to live a new life but I also get to know this incredible family and this boy who is just so amazing. I get to try and honor him,” Brown said. Continue reading

 

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