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The family of Bob Probert donated the brain of the former NHL tough guy to a group of researchers at Boston University who have studied the link between head trauma and debilitating heath effects in football players and boxers.

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Brain research is so critical, not just for concussion research. What a great gift from the Probert family! :thumbup:

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My brother suffered a traumatic brain injury about a year ago in a motorcycle accident. Luckily, he's expected to make close to a full recovery but even now, a year later, he's not 100%. I saw first hand how debilitating brain injuries are, even what seem like minor ones. Very happy to hear that the Probert family is giving such a generous gift.

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Have to say that I personally was never a "big fan" of organ donation and myself had always declined on my license. About 3 weeks ago my Father passed away and we were asked about 5 minutes later if we would be willing to have any of his organs donated. We (my mom and brother and me) decided that it would be well representative of my Father to do this and agreed to it as he was always known as a selfless man who was there fore other more than himself.

We found out the next morning that they were able to use his corneas to allow two blind people to see and his skin to help burn patients. We think (but never got confirmation) that they were able to use his bone for cancer patients as well. It certainly is a great gift to give and it makes a family very proud of the departed loved one.

Glad to hear Probert's family was able to experience this blessing and that others will as well from their generosity.

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Very nice of them. It must be a difficult decision to make when you are in mourning, but you never know how many people can be helped.

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Have to say that I personally was never a "big fan" of organ donation and myself had always declined on my license. About 3 weeks ago my Father passed away and we were asked about 5 minutes later if we would be willing to have any of his organs donated. We (my mom and brother and me) decided that it would be well representative of my Father to do this and agreed to it as he was always known as a selfless man who was there fore other more than himself.

We found out the next morning that they were able to use his corneas to allow two blind people to see and his skin to help burn patients. We think (but never got confirmation) that they were able to use his bone for cancer patients as well. It certainly is a great gift to give and it makes a family very proud of the departed loved one.

Glad to hear Probert's family was able to experience this blessing and that others will as well from their generosity.

Wow Lord Stanley! Thats a great story! I'm sorry for your loss, but to help others out when your in sorrow is something that is remarkable. Thats a great blessing you all did for those fortunate folks! You all should feel proud that your father could help out again. What a great story! Be wishes, Lets Go Wings Community will keep you and your family in our prayers! :thumbup:

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This is a wonderful gift from the Probert family. God bless them!

My dad had to have a vein graft last October, and we know that a donor vein was used. People, please consider organ, tissue, and bone marrow donation.

Lord Stanley, your story is a prime example of the gift that your father passed on to others. I'm so sorry for your loss, but I'm proud of you and your family for letting your father help others, even in his passing.

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This is a wonderful gift from the Probert family. God bless them!

My dad had to have a vein graft last October, and we know that a donor vein was used. People, please consider organ, tissue, and bone marrow donation.

Lord Stanley, your story is a prime example of the gift that your father passed on to others. I'm so sorry for your loss, but I'm proud of you and your family for letting your father help others, even in his passing.

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Take what you want, burn the rest, scatter me in the woods. Better someone gets something out of it than nothing.

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My bf has had traumatic brain injury. It is frustrating at times. Cheers to the Probert family for their donation. Wishing comfort, peace, and happiness in the days to come for them.

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I just saw a special on ABC news the other night about a family who lost their 13 year old daughter in a skiing accident. They donated her heart to someone for a transplant, through the internet they were able to connect with the person who received the heart and ended up meeting her, she was a 40ish woman, they got to hear their daughters heart still beating, giving life to someone else.

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Take what you want, burn the rest, scatter me in the woods. Better someone gets something out of it than nothing.

Agreed 1 million percent! (that's more than 100% I'm told)

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