St. George Mom Agrees to Donate Son's Organs to Help 8 Other Families

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MURRAY, Utah (ABC 4 UTAH) - Organ donation is often called the "gift of life." For some families it means the death of a loved one to help a stranger continue living.

"Christmas was his favorite holiday," said liver recipient Stephen Bird.

A young Adam Osmond's spirit can be seen in photos from his childhood. One day, he came home from school after a driver's ed class.

"He just said mom you know if anything ever happened to me, I hope you'll let them take whatever they can use to help someone else. So I made that promise to him; made that promise to him that I'd do it," said Adam Osmond's mother Lisa Osmond.

Just miles from the Osmond Family in Saint George, the Bird Family in Leverkin was dealing with the liver disease taking over Stephen Bird's health. Continue reading