Family donating organs of six-month-old: "My baby is going to be a superhero"

WKYT | Michelle Chamberland

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - "It's unreal how many people have already been touched by 'Tuff stuff' as I call him," said Colt's grandmother, Traci Troyer.

Six-month-old Colt Tuff Shaffer was in a horrific accident on Memorial Day. Doctors at Kentucky Children's Hospital told his family he had no brain activity. His parents have since decided to donate Colt's organs.

"The way I'm looking at it is my baby is going to be a superhero and hopefully for several babies by saving their lives," said the infant's mother, Brandi Shaffer.

Colt's step-grandfather, Scotty Young, and his wife, Bonnie, were driving Colt and their other grandchild home when a camper came loose from another vehicle and struck their SUV. Young died at the scene.

"He tried to avoid it, he tried. He saved the lives of two of our family members," said Troyer. Continue reading


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