Firefighter, organ donor honored after losing cancer battle
Firefighter Cody Mooney, who lost his battle against a brain tumor, was saluted by dozens as he was escorted to donate organs
By FireRescue1 Staff
LITTLETON, Colo. — A firefighter who died Saturday of a brain tumor was honored as he was escorted to donate organs.
CBS Denver reported that South Metro Fire Rescue firefighter Cody Mooney, 31, lost his battle with an aggressive brain tumor.
Dozens of firefighters, family members and hospital staff lined a corridor to pay tribute to Mooney as he was escorted to donate organs as a way to continue saving lives after his death.
"Cody was taken from this world too soon," South Metro Fire Rescue said in a tweet. "South Metro personnel are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Cody and will continue to support his family through this difficult time."
Mooney was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and recently had his first surgery. He began experiencing complications a few days into his recovery.
"The amount of people we've seen coming through the hospital is a testament to his character and who he was," firefighter Sam Phelps said.
Mooney’s father, Kevin, said he “was the kind of guy, where if you showed up, he was your friend from the moment you met him.”
Mooney leaves behind four children, and his wife is expecting their fifth child in a few weeks.
(2) At the young age of only 31 years old, Cody was taken from this world too soon. Firefighter Mooney leaves behind a beautiful family including his wife (who is expecting their fifth child in just a few weeks), as well as their other four children. pic.twitter.com/s1CvRnbCe6— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) March 3, 2019
(1) Saving lives even after his last breath, Firefighter Cody Mooney was honored by family, friends, fellow firefighters and hospital staff @LittletonHosp tonight while being escorted to donate organs after losing his courages fight against an aggressive brain tumor. pic.twitter.com/vyf53wAWOF— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) March 3, 2019