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Sunday, September 18, 2016

A father's choice to save others by donating his son's organs

WBRC FOX 6  | Chris Luther

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Ten people, including seven children lost their live in Monday's house fire in South Memphis. Eight-year-old Cameron Jett's father made the brave decision to save others by donating his sons organs.

Over 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for organs to survive. Twenty-two people on the list die every day, waiting for a call they never get. Ernest Jett's decision to donate his son's organs has touched the Memphis community, especially those who know what it's like to have that excruciating wait for organ donation.

After losing both of his kidneys to cancer, Patrick Johnson had to go through dialysis treatments three times a day for three years while waiting for a donor. He'll never forget getting that call in the middle of the night.

"We have a match. And when she said that, my life just blew up!" Patrick told us smiling. "I hung up the phone and told my wife, I got a kidney, I got a kidney, I got a kidney! And I said, oh my God! I hung up on her! But she called right back." Continue reading

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