Cincinnati Enquirer: Bengals player’s mom turns organ donation advocate  |  October 5, 2011

It is so powerful to see donor families touched by the miracle of organ and tissue donation dedicating their time and effort to promote the cause.

We encourage you to read this story from the Cincinnati Enquirer about┬áCarolyn Henry Glaspy,┬áthe mother of former Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry. Following his death in 2009, Glaspy made the decision to donate her son’s organs and tissue. Since then, Glaspy has found a calling to advocate for donation, and minority donation.

She works closely with LifeCenter Organ Donor Network – Greater Cincinnati’s organ and tissue procurement organization for which she’s made 25 appearances in the past year.

From the article:

“I don’t ask for anything,” Glaspy said while sitting in her sparsely furnished, wood-frame house. “I didn’t ask God to take my son so I could make money doing this. It gives me joy in my heart to try to help.”

“There is something beautifully organic and genuine about her,” said Andi Johnson, LifeCenter’s director of public relations. “No event we call her about is too big or too small.”

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