Caden embraced this new lease on life for the next eleven years, and his joy and passion for it were evident in how he lived. His beaming smile, kind nature, and positive attitude despite his many challenges were the essence of Caden. In May of 2013, Caden returned to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital because his body was rejecting the heart. Doctors worked tirelessly to stop the rejection, but the battle left his heart in an extremely damaged state, and for a second time he was placed on the Heart Transplant Waiting List.
On September 11, 2013, Caden died waiting for his Hero and the gift they would give. Caden’s love for life inspires those of us that were able to share his life with him. Please help us as we run/walk to become heroes to those in need!
Cody Brommer (8/13/1993 – 1/16/2015) served others his entire life and even in his final moments gave the gift of live to many others. Here is Cody’s story as told by his family:
When reflecting on Cody’s life words such as vibrant, fun-loving, and dedicated come to my mind. However, the most prominent thread that is most commonly woven throughout the tapestry in time is just how deeply he was loved by everyone he met. He had a contagious laughter coupled with the most amazing sense of humor, and he loved bringing a smile to the faces of those around him. He accomplished so many things yet was a humble young man whose focus was on helping others achieve their very best as well. Cody was an amazing son and brother whose family meant the world to him. Although, his absence leaves an incredible void in the lives of so many, Cody’s spirit will live on in the lives of everyone he met.
Cody was involved in football from middle school thru college where he was a junior at Trine university. While in school was a ten year 4-H member, was involved in FFA of Indiana, local demolition derbies and farming on the family farm. Cody was on the honor roll all through school as well as only miss 2 days of school from preschool thru high school. He was a linebacker in football and while at Trine University was studying engineering.
Cody plowed snow for the elderly for nothing because he wanted to make sure they were well taken care of in case of an emergency they were not snowed in. He also mowed for them knowing they could not do those things anymore and he loved the treats they brought out to him.
He was always looking for ways to help people even in his death by donating his organs. They eye bank was able to use both corneas and he was able to provide his heart, both lungs, kidneys and they used his pancreas for research at the American Diabetes Foundation.
He lived everyday to the fullest and always remained true to his word.
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