Nicky Hayden gives gift of life with organ donation
While the tragic news of the death of 2006 MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden continues to reverberate following the American’s death from a cycling accident last week in Italy, there has been positive news that it will at least bring hope to someone else’s life.
His family confirmed yesterday afternoon that it was Nicky’s wishes that he become a donor, with his organs going to multiple people on the transplant list after he tragically died on Monday afternoon.
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They also released a statement through a lawyer in Italy thanking the medical services and Nicky’s fans for the response they’ve received since the news was first announced.
"We thank the medical and paramedical hospital Bufalini in Cesena that has dealt with Nicky, who gave him first aid, to the fans for their closeness and the press that has followed with attention and affection while respecting the secrecy behind which we have been entrenched."
He added: "The desire of the Hayden family is that there will be no memorial in Italy, because they are going through the administrative formalities to speed as much as possible the repatriation of Nicky to the United States where the rest of the family and friends are waiting for him.”
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