‘Nick has a new life in heaven’ – Twin dies waiting for liver after brother gets transplant

KREM | Lauren Bale

"Don't let it happen to other people like it has him."

UPDATE: Nick Coats died Monday, March 19, according to a statement from his family. The family shared the following statement after Nick's death:

"My beautiful son Nick departed this world last night a little after 8:30pm. My life line has been severed as Nick went on to be with the Lord. My heart hurts as I've lost a child He gave me for the past 18 years, but I am comforted knowing we will see each other again.

My baby Nick fought hard to have a new chance at life. He was strong. He was courageous. Nick was my protector and He loved his mom. Nick showed others his genuine heart and was a good friend to many.

As Nick now has a new life in heaven, he left behind his twin. Devin feels a deep loss and I ask for all of you to please say lots of prayers for him. He will wake this morning and feel empty. He will look for Nick and the realization will hit him hard. Although Devin remains strong knowing Nick is in a better place and at peace, he will feel lonely. Please pray for God's blanket of comfort and peace to wrap around Devin's shoulders. Today and everyday will be hard for him.

As we waited together preparing for Nick's passing, we quietly listened to one of several songs sitting on the back deck. Heather played this song for Devin and we all felt comfort hearing it. Continue reading

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