Bryan Clauson's legacy, inspiration lives on through organ donations

ESPN AUSTRALIA | Bob Packrass, NASCAR
Indy 500 driver Bryan Clauson died in August 2016, but his legacy lives on in a 63-year-old Army war veteran. For the full feature, tune in to SportsCenter on Sunday at 10 a.m. ET on ESPN. (1:05)
Tim Clauson didn't know the destination. He only knew he couldn't stay at the Nebraska hospital where life-support machines kept the beat going in the heart of his son.

The devastated father had just signed papers fulfilling Bryan Clauson's final wish. Doctors told Tim he could possibly spend as many as 72 more hours at the hospital with one of the best dirt-track open-wheel racers motorsports had seen in decades, but one who would die at age 27.

In no-how, no-way terms, Tim Clauson looked at his wife, Diana, and adamantly said to her: "I will not be here. There is no way I can sit here in this hospital for another three days with Bryan knowing that he's gone."

Tim Clauson sobs at the memory.

"As it turned out, as crazy as it sounds, it may have been the most impactful, special 72 hours of my life," Tim Clauson said. Continue reading

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