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The local Patch ran a story on Robbie and Robbie's video.  I also got an email from local news station interested in possibly doing a story on him too.

I'm so proud of him!  The last 8 months have been hell on all of us, and he's amazed me by turning our tragedy into a way to help bring more awareness to organ donation. 

Teen's Birthday Wish? People Sign Up to Be Organ Donors

Robbie Carroll is honoring his late father in this moving YouTube video.

Robbie Carroll turned 14 last week, the first birthday the Watsonville boy has celebrated since his father, Patrick, died.

To mark his birthday and remember his dad, Robbie made this YouTube video urging people to sign up to be organ donors.

Patrick, 36, died April 10, 2012, of complications from a heart transplant he had received the prior month. Patrick was born with a congenital heart defect that limited his ac... He was put on the transplant list in December 2010.

The Carrolls—including mom, Samantha, and daughter, Jazzy—live in Watsonville. The community got to know Patrick's story from countless fundraisers and the Facebook page dedicated to Patrick's heart transplant, Patrick'....

As Robbie notes in his YouTube video, people can sign up for the donor registry at age 13. Learn more at

Are you an organ donor? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments.

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Comment by M'LADY on November 28, 2012 at 9:50pm

Hi Sam,  I would be very proud of your son as well. I spent a good hour reading everything you did for Patrick on  your facebook page and was so touched by all the people that where there to help raise money etc etc for him. I on the other hand am on the 'OTHER' side of the donation fence, My family and I donated my husbands organs in order for others to live on. It's important to educate people as many people don't really understand how the process works maybe your son will be able to get through to the younger generation. Good Job!!!!

Comment by Joyce on November 28, 2012 at 2:40pm

Oh Sam,  your son is doing a wonderful thing in honor of his Dad, I'm so glad he got recognition.  He deserves it.  Hugs!

Comment by Morgana (Janet) on November 28, 2012 at 2:24pm

(((Sam))), it was awesome.  Robbie did a wonderful job and is truly a very wonderful and caring person.  Never let any one tell you that you are not a good Mom.  You are the best most wonderful mom there is.

Hugs and love ya sweet lady.

Comment by North54 on November 28, 2012 at 2:12pm


What a wonderful tribute to his father, can certainly understand why you are a proud mom.  Many thanks to Robbie for bringing organ donation awareness in such a heart touching way.  My son has been on the list for many years waiting for a second cornea transplant.

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