German Olympic Coach Dies From Head Injuries, Saves 4 People With His Organs
Four lives have just been saved thanks to one man’s act of kindness. Olympic coach Stefan Henze died on Monday due to head injuries that he sustained from a cab crash while in Rio.
Stefan Henze, 35, was a German Olympic canoe slalom coach, one of the best. Henze’s family consented to organ donations from him.
“Heart, liver, and both kidneys have been successfully transplanted. Thus he has saved four lives,” a Brazilian health ministry spokeswoman said in Wednesday editions of the German daily newspaper Die Welt.
German flags at Olympic venues flew at half-mast Tuesday in Henze’s honor.
“We are infinitely sad on this day,” said German Olympic Sports Confederation president Alfons Hörmann. “Words cannot accurately describe what we as the Olympic team feel after this terrible loss.”
Henze had won silver in canoe slalom at the 2004 games in Athens. He then went into coaching in his speciality.
Article: New York Post