Family honors son who died in crash by saving other children’s lives with organ donations

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A special meeting took place Sunday in an Orange County church.

A little boy who’s life was saved through organ donation, got to meet the family that gave him the gift of life.

The meeting helped a grieving mom see her son’s life live on in another child.

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Seven-year-old Carlos Rolon is a happy kid. You would never know at first glance that he spent nearly eight months at a children’s hospital in Boston.

Born with a heart defect, Carlos was on the transplant waiting list for more than four years.

Until a boy 1,300 thousand miles away in Florida would change his life.

Two days after his sixth birthday, Sean Michael Bridges-Rivera was critically injured in a car accident.

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The car he was in crashed into a vehicle that appeared to be moving but was parked in a construction zone.

Sean’s mom Giselle said doctors have approached family about organ donation.

At first, I didn’t know much about organ donation,” said Giselle Rivera. “Under prayer with my father my pastor I really came to the conclusion this is the most gift of love that can happen.”

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Sean’s liver, pancreas, kidneys and heart were donated to four children, and one of them was Carlos.

Now the families are meeting for the first time at a church service in Orlando.

One family’s gift of life from another’s family’s tragedy.

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