Firefighter with brain tumor given final escort through hospital on way to donate organs
(FOX NEWS) - Heart-wrenching video of a Colorado firefighter being escorted through the hospital halls by his pregnant wife and fellow firefighters while en route to donate his organs has gone viral after his firehouse shared it on Twitter. South Metro Fire Rescue identified the fallen hero as 31-year-old Cody Mooney, and revealed that he had been fighting an aggressive brain tumor.
"Saving lives even after his last breath, firefighter Cody Mooney was honored by family, friends fellow firefighters and hospital staff @LittletonHosp tonight while being escorted to donate organs after losing his courages (sic) fight against an aggressive brain tumor," South Metro Fire Rescue tweeted on Saturday.
"At the young age of only 31 years old, Cody was taken from this world too soon," a follow-up tweet read. "Firefighter Mooney leaves behind a beautiful family including his wife (who is expecting their fifth child in just a few weeks), as well as their other four children."
The heartbreaking footage shows two firefighters leading Mooney's entourage through the halls lined with supporters and hospital staff while his wife holds onto this bedside.