Organ recipient Paul Morse said, “I don’t feel worthy. He was such a good kid with his whole life ahead of him”
Ty Osman, an 18-year-old college freshman, was on his way from Arkansas to Texas last year for spring break when he saw a woman on the side of the road in need of assistance, she had been in a wreck and Ty stopped to help. It was while he was helping this woman that he was struck by another vehicle and killed. His father Ty Osman told FOX News, “His car probably hadn’t stopped moving before he was moving jumping out to go check on that lady. That’s how he was.” Ty’s giving spirit extended well past his death to save the lives of three separate individuals who received his organs for transplant. This Saturday, on the one year anniversary of Ty’s death, his family gathered for the first time with the recipients of his donated organs.
Ty’s mother, Nancy Osman said she wanted to “spend the anniversary of her son’s death with the very people [he] helped to save.” They shared stories about Ty with the three men and their loved ones who gathered to remember the wonderful young man whose death gave them life. His father said, “We’ve been on the threshold on the door of despair but never entered in, we’ve been at peace.” They talked about how the past year has been one of both “joy and sorrow” for their family. Sorrow that they “will not get to attend Ty’s college graduation or wedding,” but also joy when “they got to feel and hear the pounding of Ty’s heart” inside the chest of Paul Morse at the gathering. Mr. Osman said, “One thing I’m really holding onto is he died a noble death. Yes it’s our loss but at least he died doing something for someone else.”