Three Celebrations Honor Life of Young Organ Donor

Just five months ago, in November 2016, Aaron Singleton died unexpectedly after an injury incurred during his high schooll football game. 

On Tuesday, April 4, in a beautiful garden setting at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center, Aaron's family and friends met three recipients of his lifesaving gifts for the first time. As the grateful recipients came in one by one to meet Aaron’s mom, Cassondra, his step-dad, four siblings, grandmother, uncle and friends, his family was admittedly nervous but excited. After meeting, everyone gathered at Cook Children’s Medical Center, where Aaron had passed away, to raise the Donate Life Flag in honor of National Donate Life Month. 

Later, on Wednesday April 5, one by one, two busloads of Joshua High School classmates, all wearing football jerseys and t-shirts that said "Never Forget Aaron Singleton," joined together at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center to honor their friend. More than 250 people were in attendance –  including the football team with whom he spent so much time and the choir with whom he loved to sing. Many of his classmates clung to each other, emotions still raw from losing their friend so recently. As Cassondra and family slowly raised the Donate Life flag, the choir sang a beautiful prayer in Latin, the same song that they had performed in English at Aaron’s funeral service. 

Aaron Singleton may have passed, but his life served a bigger purpose. And now the Singleton family has grown by three.  

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