A quiet tribute was held today at MHP Medical Center in Shelbyville, as
more than 50 staff members participated in the first Honor Walk at MHP
Medical Center. An Honor Walk is a solemn act of recognition to an organ
donor for giving the gift of life.
Nurses, physicians, and other support staff lined the hall of the Critical
Care Unit (CCU) as organ donor Otis Carter was moved from his room in
the CCU down the hall to the elevators that would take him to the operating
room. His family was alongside him for each step of that journey and it
was an emotional experience for all.
To raise community awareness about the impact and importance of organ donation
and to further recognize the donor, a special flag was flown outside the
MHP Medical Center.