DALLAS There was a remarkable reunion at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas on Saturday.
A group of organ recipients gathered in a sort of "circle of life" that was all made possible by a young man named Ty Osman II.
The 18-year-old had stopped to help the victims of a car accident on Interstate 30 northeast of Dallas when he was also struck and killed.
On Saturday, the recipients met with Ty's family on the first anniversary of his death. The Osmans got to see first-hand how he lives on.
"So we live with that being in deep, deep sorrow, but God has given us the chance to experience joy with them that they received," said Nancy Osman, Ty's mom. "It's just such a strange place to find yourself in."
Ty's family had a chance to actually listen to his still-beating heart.
Recipients of Ty's organs came from all over the country for the opportunity to celebrate his life, and to thank his family.
For more information about organ, eye and tissue donation, visit Donate Life America.
The family of Ty Osman II has established the Ty2 Foundationto honor his life.