Troy, Mich. (FOX 2) – A health care worker will be transported as a patient after being hit on M-59 early Monday evening on his way to work.
Lee Hershman would later die from his injuries. But this devoted countryman from Oxford will give the world his final gift when his organs are removed and donated. The 57-year-old had worked at Troy Beaumont for the past 28 years before his tragic death.
“A hero in life and death. He signed up on Michigan’s donor registry to become an organ donor,” Bruce Nisley said. “Her family has graciously supported her decision and will carry that gift of life on to others.”
Works beautifully for Gift of Life Michigan, an organ donor registry that helps connect people with life-saving organs to patients who sign up.
Beautifully said doctors were able to restore Hershman’s kidney, which had already been transplanted into two patients, saving their lives. Family and hospital staff were able to witness the ultimate gift of dedicated staff.
“It meant the world to them. When he was taken from the ICU to the operating room to recover his organs, many of them were able to participate in the walk of honor and people lined the hall to pay tribute to him for this donation,” Nicely said. .
“It was a very powerful moment and the family cannot say enough to express their gratitude and appreciation,” he added.