A Union County family continuing to find hope after losing their son. Earlier this month, 23-year old Nathan Davis was killed in a car crash.
His parents saying Nathan’s life-long hope was helping others, especially through organ donation. During this unimaginable loss, Nathan gave a life-saving gift to his dad, a kidney.
Nearly two weeks later, Nathan’s dad, Luther Davis, is at home. The Davis family saying through organ donation, Nathan has been able to save six lives.
“His liver went to Duke, the heart went to Middle Tennessee, the other kidney went to Vanderbilt and both lungs went to Temple in Pennsylvania,” said Luther.
“As long as there is any memory of who he was and what he’s done, he will never die,” added Nathan’s mom, Julia Davis.
The Davis family saying they find comfort and pride thinking of the gift Nathan has given, “All things work together for the good of those that believe. And I believe there’s a much bigger plan. Nathan has played a small part in a very big plan.”
A billboard off Maynardville Pike in Halls calls Nathan a hero, reminding the community of his selfless gift.
Luther saying he’s feeling well, his numbers are great and his health is on the mend.
“Through that sonogram we got to see our boy. We got to see that kidney functioning inside and life was happening and it was beautiful,” said Julia.
United Network for Organ Sharing says more than 113,000 people nationwide right now are currently on a transplant waiting list.
If you would like to become an organ donor, you can register online by clicking here.