Before his accident, Jason had told his mother that he made a decision to become an organ donor. "I tried to convince him that we came here with these little parts, that we ought to leave here with these little parts," Charlotte says. "He told me no, that he didn't want that because he wasn't going to be there. They'd just be in the ground."
As Jason lay in the hospital with head injuries, a representative from an organ transplant unit approached Emmitt about donating Jason's organs. "I was thinking everything except sharing his organs with anybody at that point," Emmitt says.
When Jason passed away and it was time to make the final decision, Charlotte and Emmitt chose to honor their son's wishes. "I wouldn't change my mind, because I knew he wanted it," Charlotte says.