Organ donors are heroes who commit the most selfless act of kindness imaginable. When Henry Mackaman, a University of Wisconsin-Madison college student, died from bacterial meningitis, his family found some small comfort in the fact that he had made the decision to donate his organs.
Mackaman’s ultimate act of kindness, simply checking the “Organ Donor” box on his driver’s license, ultimately saved seven lives. His mother posted on Caring Bridge, “All of us are proud of Henry for making the decision to be an organ donor. This generosity shouldn’t surprise anyone who knows him. With his decision, up to 54 people will benefit from the incredible life that Henry lived.”