Teen Organ Donor Saves Five Lives
“It was that phone call that you get in the middle of the night. The one that every parent dreads. We got the call about 5 in the morning. Christopher was taken to Tulane Emergency Medical Center. They didn’t know what was wrong. He was non responsive.”
Eric Gregory and his wife Grace rushed to be with their son. 19 year old Christopher, a tall, handsome, gym going guy, had suffered a brain aneurysm. It was without warning.
“When you get that news, suddenly the entire universe is turned inside out. Everything is wrong. Everything is backwards,” Gregory says, “this dull ache sets into your heart and your soul.”
Not long before this tragedy, the family had all been together at dinner and talk had turned to organ donation. Christopher, his dad recalls, said if anything ever happened to him, he wanted his organs donated.