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Teen's selfless act inspires others to be organ donors

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Teen's selfless act inspires others to be organ donors

Teen's selfless act inspires others to be organ donors

Michael Sigler's choice to be an organ donor inspired countless others to register this week.

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Teen's selfless act inspires others to be organ donors

MOMENT WE SHARED WITH YOU LASTNIGHT OF AN 18-YEAR-OLD HEROBEING HONORED.MICHAEL SIGLER WAS ON LIFESUPPORT FOR DAYS......AFTER BEING HIT BY A CAR....WHILE RIDING HIS MOTORCYCLE....LAST FRIDAY.AND YESTERDAY....U-M-C STAFF....FIRST RESPONDERS....AND SIGLER'S FAMILY.....LINED THE HALLS.....AS HE WAS BROUGHT TO THEOPERATING ROOM.13 ACTION NEWS ANCHOR JACKIEKOSTEK IS LIVE IN STUDIO WITHHOW THIS IS INSPIRING OTHERS.JACKIE?TRICIA AND TODD, THAT VIDEORECEIVED AN OVERWHELMINGRESPONSE ON SOCIAL MEDIA ANDTODAY, THE NEVADA DONOR NETWORKSAYS IT'S RECEIVING CALLS ANDMESSAGES FROM PEOPLE ASKING HOWTO BE A DONOR."I WILL SEE YOU BABY AGAIN, IPROMISE." TO WATCH THIS WAS ONETHING."ABSOLUTELY IN AWE AND JUST SOINSPIRED." TO BE PART OF IT WASANOTHER."FOR US ALL FOR ONE MOMENT TOJUST SIT AND WATCH WHAT LIFE ONBOTH SIDES IS REALLY ALL ABOUTWAS REALLY A MIRACLE FOR ALL OFUS." AS CHIEF EXPERIENCEOFFICER AT UMC, DANITA COHENCOORDINATED WEDNESDAY'S HONORWALK, AT THE REQUEST OF MICHAELSIGLER'S FAMILY.SHE SAID THE RESPONSE FROMSTAFF WAS OVERWHELMING."WE HAD PEOPLE COMING IN ONTHEIR DAYS OFF.WE HAD PEOPLE STAYING AFTERSHIFT, COMING IN BEFORE SHIFT.PEOPLE WERE LINING UP A HALFHOUR BEFORE WE KNEW WE WEREGOING TO BEING THE WALK.NOT ONLY PHYSICIANS AND NURSESBUT EVERYBODY WHO HAS A HAND INA PATIENT'S CARE WERE LININGTHE HALLWAYS SHOULDER TOSHOULDER.IT WAS A NEAT MOMENT FOR USHERE AT UMC." WHAT STARTED ASA WAY TO SIMPLY HONOR MICHAEL'SLIFE HAS NOW GIVEN HIS LEGACY ARIPPLE EFFECT."THAT HIS FAMILY EXPERIENCINGTHIS ON CAMERA MAY HAVE BEENVERY TOUGH FOR THEM TO DO BUT ICAN TELL YOU INFINITE AMOUNT OFLIVES WILL BE SAVED AND HEALEDBECAUSE OF THEIR DECISION TO DOSO." CHRISTINA HERNANDEZ, OFNEVADA DONOR NETWORK, SAYS THEVIDEO HAS INSPIRED OTHERS TOBECOME DONORS.PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CALLING THEORGANIZATION AND REACHING OUTONLINE AN OUTCOME COHENCOULDN'T HAVE PREDICTED BUT ISGRATEFUL FOR."MICHAEL DIDN'T JUST HELP NINEPEOPLE YESTERDAY, OR NINEFAMILIES YESTERDAY.NOW HIS LEGACY CONTINUES, ALLTHE PEOPLE WHO TODAY AREREGISTERING TO BECOME AN ORGANDONOR OR TALKING TO THEIR OWNFAMILIES ABOUT THEIR OWNWISHES, HIS LEGACY WILL LIVEON."




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