Grateful recipients say more organ donors needed

WAVE 3 |  David Mattingly
Kam Chumbler was killed in an accidental shooting in 2015. (Source: Jeff Knight/WAVE 3 News)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kam Chumbler was a young, promising basketball player from Paducah.

He died from an accidental gunshot in 2015.

As an organ donor, his untimely death helped others.

Kam’s father, Michael Chumbler, now describes the recipients of his son’s organs as extended family.

"As a father losing your child, you don't want anyone to forget them,” Chumbler said. “And with this, his legacy is secured. He saved four or five lives."

As a show of gratitude, the Hero at Heart Foundation gave Kam's father a weekend getaway trip to Louisville. It was presented by Greg Clifford, a man whose own life was saved by the gift of life. Continue reading


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