Hospital staff honors organ donor by lining halls, singing ‘Amazing Grace’

Hospital staff honors organ donor by lining halls, singing ‘Amazing Grace’
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital

A video shows an emotional moment at a Madison hospital with dozens of staff lining the hall singing as an organ donor is headed to surgery.

In the touching video posted to the SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital Facebook page Friday afternoon, staff members sang “Amazing Grace” as Graham Smith was wheeled down the hall on a hospital bed.

“This is his Honor Walk, a moment when friends, family and staff line the halls as a hero makes their way to save lives,” the hospital’s post said.

Hospital spokeswoman Lisa Adams said the Honor Walk for Smith Friday was the first at St. Mary’s and that the hospital plans to do more Honor Walks for families that are open to it.

Members of Smith’s family followed him down the hall during the walk, some in tears.

“We are incredibly grateful to Graham and his family for their selfless gift,” the hospital wrote.

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