The hospital, organ donation team & child life crisis councilor put together a honor walk today.
They encouraged us to decorate his bed. He was dressed in one of Wayne's Bengal hoodies, AJ Green's jersey laying on his legs & wearing his favorite sunglasses. We were given a card to write something about him on it to be read to the surgeons.
Family, friends & hospital staff lined both sides of the hallway. Holding signs. Everyone crying The security guard, who gave us hugs & words of encouragement every day, sang amazing grace in the most beautiful voice, as others joined him.
We walked him to the staff elevator & sent him off with love & tears.
I'm told this is the first honor walk they've done. They wanted to celebrate his life & his gift to save others.
Video of it will be available in about a week.
Surgery was expected to last about 5 hours & then will be transported to their destinations.
It was one of the most heart touching things I've experienced.
After, The family released 15 tiger striped balloons from the top of the parking garage. We watched them until we couldn't see them anymore, at one point, they almost made the shape of a heart.
May god bless this family and lets try to alleviate some burden.