Ty Osman, 18, was driving from Arkansas to Texas last year to spend spring break with friends when he was hit by a car and killed.
He was headed to Fort Worth and stopped along I-30 to help another driver after a wreck.
For the first time on Saturday, his parents met the people who received Ty's donated organs.
Nancy Osman wanted to spend the anniversary of her son's death with the very people Ty Osman helped to save.
Ty's pancreas and kidney went to Kelly Barns in the red hooded sweatshirt.
His heart now beats inside of 69-year-old Paul Mores.
Ty's other kidney went to Fletcher Carter.
This is the first time Ty's parents and the organ recipients plus all of their loved ones, have met one another.
Ty's parents shared stories about him, his love of college basketball, the bond he shared with his sisters and his willingness to help others.
In fact it's how Ty died.
"His car probably hadn't stopped moving before he was moving jumping out to go check on that lady. That's how he was," said Ty Osman, Ty's father.
Ty was on a road trip with friends when he saw a woman on the side of the road was involved in a wreck.
As he tried to help her, he was killed, but she survived.
"We've been on the threshold on the door of despair but never entered in, we've been at peace," said Ty Osman.
The past year has been filled with both joy and sorrow for Ty's parents and two sisters.
They felt joy when they got to feel and hear the pounding of Ty's heart inside Paul's chest.
They felt sorrow that they will not get to attend Ty's college graduation or go to his wedding.
"First thing I told her is I don't feel worthy. He was such a good kid with his whole life ahead of him", said organ recipient Paul Morse.
Ty Osman, a college freshman, did not save any lives the day of the accident.
But later on that year he ended up saving three lives.
"One thing I'm really holding onto is he died a noble death. Yes it's our loss but at least he died doing something for someone else," said Ty Osman.
KDFW FOX 4
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