CBS DFW | Ken Molestina
FORT WORTH (CBS11) – A local Army veteran’s last act of heroism was recorded on cell phone video during the final moments of his life.
Staff Sergeant Matthew Whalen recently suffered a massive and sudden stroke.
His family made the tough decision to take him off life support so that his organs would coincidentally be donated to two other military veterans.
As Whalen was wheeled out of his hospital room an impromptu honor guard ceremony took place in the halls of Plaza Fort Worth Medical Center.
Service members current and past stood at attention as doctors and nurses rolled the 35-year-old into an operation room for the organ donation procedure. Continue reading