Friday, March 25, 2011

Mascot's death a chance at life for teen


The New York Times has a story today about Jason Ray, the former North Carolina mascot from Concord who was killed while walking along a Newark, N.J., road the last time the Tar Heels played in an NCAA tournament regional there, and the boy who received Ray's kidneys through organ donation.

An excerpt:

NEWARK, N.J. -- No one from this host city for the East Regional of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will be rooting harder for North Carolina when it plays Marquette on Friday night at Prudential Center than Antwan Hunter. His love for the Tar Heels is practically a matter of life and death.

“The Lakers are my pro team, but when it comes to college basketball, I have this connection to North Carolina,” he said. “I will for the rest of my life.”


The link is worth clicking.

43 comments:

Jack Meehoff said...

Very inspirational story. Sounds like he was a good young man.

Rump Ranger said...

Organ donation is one of the greatest gifts of all.

Lou Sanus said...

Great story.

Alotta Fagina said...

Thanks for sharing this story.

Clee Torres said...

Wonderful way to start the weekend.

Eaton Beaver said...

God bless all involved.

ivanna humpalot said...

Inspirational!

mark tunderwear said...

Amazing...

Bo Nerr said...

God works in mysterious ways.

Hugh Jass said...

God is great!

Harry Undersack said...

Wow!

hugh koch said...

great story!

Dick Mussell said...

Everyone should be a donor.

Ophelia Beaver said...

poor young man, but he still lives on.

Tess Steckle said...

God is in control...

Walter Mellon said...

I knowww dat right!

Bea Chermeat said...

Praise Allah!

Cox Ucker said...

Seems like just yesterday.

Drew Peacock said...

Go Heels!

Ran Sidass said...

And life goes on.

E. Rex Sean said...

He's in a better place.

Harry Ballsonya said...

Only the good die young.

Jocelyn Cocque said...

From here too eternity.

Jen Italworts said...

Amen!

Kenya Swallow said...

God bless!

M.T. Sack said...

Hallelujah!

Shea Verpussi said...

Glory too the King!

O. Howie Dickter said...

In God we trust.

Phil Miassup said...

Things will get better in time...

Hari Kuhnt said...

TIME WILL HEAL ANY PAIN!

Jacques Strapp said...

we have been blessed.

Harry Longjohnson said...

Keep believing..

willie grabasnatch said...

Words to live by.

Nora Titsoff said...

Poor man

Max E. Phad said...

Out of bad came good.

Ivana Cumalot said...

I gave up hope a long time ago, and it worked out just fine.

Lou C. Twatt said...

Hooray for Hollywood!

Mat Sterbator said...

Out with the old, and in with the new.

Sylfilthia Rottencrotch said...

Parts is parts.

Tara Nupsumass said...

Alcohol, and then time, and then alot more alcohol, heals all wounds.

MichaelProcton said...

Staying off of highways as a pedestrian is a good way to stay alive such that there are no wounds to heal in the first place.

Richard Jockey said...

Booze is and always has been the answer!

Willie Fistergash said...

ITS THE REST OF US THAT WILL MOURN THIS LOSS...