Bryan family's heartbreak offers life to others through organ donation

KBTX |  Hardy Meredith

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - In September 2016, 21-month-old Jarek Cadena of Bryan was fatally injured at the hands of someone who is now facing criminal charges.

Jarek's father, Joey Cadena III, spoke on First News at Four about how his boy's legacy is living on through organ donations.

"I did not want him to leave the hospital as a victim," Cadena said. "I wanted him to be remembered as a hero."

The family donated Jarek's heart and kidneys.

His heart went to a 1-year-old boy. Another organ went to a 60-year-old man. Continue reading

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