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Bench Reveal in Honor of Cahill Stephens


JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Just one year ago a tragic car accident took the life of thirteen-year-old Cahill Stephens. On Sunday family and friends gathered at Craighead Forest Park, as his boy scout troop helped reveal a memorial bench at the very place he enjoyed the most.

"Cahill actually loved the park and boy scouts came here quite a bit," said his Aunt Nicole Rounds.

The event was more than just remembering who Cahill was, it was about what he did that has made him a hero to people he never even met.

"He directly saved four lives that we know of," said Rounds. "His heart went to a young lady at Arkansas Children's Hospital."

Susan Cameron, a Family Care Coordinator with Mid South Transplant Foundation, helped Cahill's parents make the decision for him to be an organ donor.

"It's incredibly important to be an organ donor," said Cameron. "One person can save the life of up to 8 people through organ donation."

For his family, knowing he has saved the lives of others has given them some peace, even with such a tragic ending.

"For us it was as good of closure you can have to a bad out come," said Rounds.

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