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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mom's story shows importance of organ donations

9NEWS | Vicente Arenas

A mother met one of the five people whose lives were saved by her son's organs. (Photo: Courtesy Sandy Berg)

KUSA - At 13 years old, Jack Berg loved playing football and lacrosse and helping others.

He had a big heart in the small town of Pine Colorado

"He didn't like others being hurt," his mom, Sandy Berg, said. "He took the time to teach someone who wasn't as athletically inclined how to throw a spiral at lunch."

He was a tough seven grader.

Then one day, the unexpected happened. Suddenly and tragically, Jack died.

"I lost my youngest child, but he's in my heart," Sandy said.

Even in death, Jack would still help others by donating his organs.

His heart went to an 11-year-old girl named Abby in Utah whose own heart had failed.

Sandy got to meet that girl and was able to hear her son’s heart beat once again. Continue reading

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