Saturday, November 27, 2010

CBS hits emotional gold with Thanksgiving Chris Henry story

Thanksgiving Day, during their NFL coverage, CBS aired an incredibly touching feature on Chris Henry's mother, Carolyn Henry Glasby, and her decision to donate Chris' organs upon his sudden death in December of 2009. In the picture to the left, Glasby is surrounded by four individuals who obtained life-saving transplants as a result of her decision to donate her son's organs.

Here's a link to the full video. We dare you to watch it without tearing up. Even a pro like CBS NFL Today host, James Brown, was overcome after the feature aired to the point of simply stating, "Wow," and being unable to speak any further. Boomer Esiason, who's son suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, took over for his overwhelmed colleague to remind viewers that they too could become organ donors and give the gift of life. Boomer also stated, "I just want to say to Carolyn, as the father of a Cystic Fibrosis patient who may some day have to go through a lung transplant: you have touched millions today with your story and thank you so very much for being a hero today."

Very compelling television. Kudos to CBS.

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