Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
In 1994, an American family made international headlines when, during a trip to Italy, their son was shot in the head by bandits. Left brain dead with no hope of recovery, the grieving parents made a great sacrifice and offered Italian surgeons the opportunity to harvest the boy's usable organs for transplant. At first their generous gift is met with controversy, for at that time most Italians had mixed feelings and beliefs about the use of another's organs. The donations are eventually made and thanks to the tragedy of Nicholas Green's death seven seriously ill Italians had new leases on life.
injury, Italy, organs [body], shooting [crime]