UNC transplant clinic renamed to honor former Tar Heel student mascot

WNCN | Lauren Haviland

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – The UNC Transplant Clinic was renamed Saturday afternoon to honor a former student who was killed in 2007.

Jason Ray performed as the UNC mascot, Rameses, for three seasons before he was killed.

He was hit from behind while walking on a highway shoulder near his hotel in Fort Lee after going to a nearby convenience store while in New Jersey for the NCAA Tournament.

He was scheduled to graduate the following May with a major in business administration and a minor in religion.

Jason Ray’s organs and tissues to donated the Sharing Network of New Jersey. The Foundation said all four recipients of Ray’s organs survived.

“It’s just incredible that it’s come to this,” said Emmitt Ray, Jason’s father.

It was hard to see what good could come after the tragic accident. Continue reading
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