Donor dad encouraging others to become organ donors

WHAS 11 | Dennis Ting
Donor dad encouraging others to become organ donors (Photo: WHAS11)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Michael Chumbler still remembers that May Tuesday two years ago.

"That day was actually the worst day of my life. I came home and I found him. I actually had to put him over my shoulder and take him to the hospital."

Chumbler's son, Kam, died two days later, his death ruled as resulting from an accidental gunshot wound. The beloved McCracken County basketball star was mourned by many, but Kam's story does not end there.

"He hit more more last-second shots than you've ever seen in your life," Chumbler said. "They called him 'Kam 2 Klutch,' but even in death, he did the same thing. He came through for four people at a huge time."

Before he died, Kam had signed up to be an organ donor, his death giving Ed Ice, a Louisville native, a new lease on life.

"Kam was a great basketball player," Ed Ice, a donor recipient, said. "I'm still disappointed that I can't dunk. That's one thing I didn't get from him I guess."

Ice said he had been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver when he was a child, the disease catching up to him 45 years later. Continue reading

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