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An Incredible Story of How One Family’s Tragedy Turned into Another’s Blessing


A few years ago, Amy Souders experienced one of the worst pains that a mother could feel. Her 18 year-old son, Cody, was pronounced brain dead after an accidental prescription drug overdose. In that moment of tragedy, she had a choice. She could have fallen into a depressive state and started questioning God for taking her son away or, she could instead, search for God’s light and focus on the positives. Fortunately, she and her family chose the latter.

After Cody’s death, his family honored his request to have his organs donated. In a CBS interview, his mother said, “If there’s a person that gets even another day with their child or their dad because of Cody’s organs, it was well worth it to us, because we would do anything to get another day with him.” Cody’s organs ended up helping over 50 people, some of which may have died if they did not receive his help. To view the full video story, visit CBS News here.

This story goes to show that, even in death and loss, there’s always a bright spot. There’s always an opportunity to see, feel and experience God at work. It all comes down to whether or not you choose to focus on the negatives or the positives. In this family’s case, they chose not to become victims of their tragedy. Instead, they saw an opportunity to honor their son, to fulfill God’s purpose and to triumph even in tragedy.

“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on…they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” Revelation 14:13

Image: CBS News


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