Devan Leger

A Heart Big Enough for Two...

While evacuating from Hurricane Rita, the Leger family got into an accident that took the life of their 3-year-old son, Devan. Doctors told them there was nothing else they could do for him because he was brain dead.

Christie and Roger, Devan's parents, began to think of other parents like them for whom doctors could do nothing more because only an organ could save their child's life.

Little did they know, there was a couple, Sarah and Charles McBride, that was saying goodbye to their 5-year-old son, Peter, about whom doctors had told them there was nothing else they could do to save him and his ailing heart. Because Roger and Christie said yes to organ donation there is a 6-year-old boy who is full of life with a brand new heart.

The Legers and the McBrides are now linked by a beating heart from a special little boy named Devan, and their lives forever will be changed. Roger and Christie feel that knowing that a piece of their son is still alive is a comfort to them, while Sarah and Charles are so grateful to have been given such a wonderful gift.

"We felt that no one could answer our prayers, but we could answer someone else's. Somewhere, somebody was sitting there waiting for a heart.” - Christie Leger

"My heart goes ba-doom, ba-doom, ba-doom. Devan gave me this heart.” - Peter McBride

"To us he is our hero, because at 3 years old, he donated his organs to save others in need. I am so proud of my little man.” - Roger Leger