York superhero donates organs; saves four lives

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A York County family is mourning the loss of their 6 year old son.

He died after he fell into a pool and was submerged under water for more than 3 minutes.

Surprisingly, his parents aren’t looking at his life as a loss.

Nick Tek’s parents say this home video is their son in a nutshell.

Zombie’s, monsters, and leading his parents on a wild goose-chase, all his favorite things.

“Now I’m going to get you,” says Paul Tek as his son Nick screams and runs in a home video.

His mom says he was an adventurous kid.

That may have been why he accidentally fell into the deep end of a friend’s pool.

“He could swim but he wasn’t a very strong swimmer, I only let him go where he could stand,” says Melissa Lane, Nick’s mother.

Doctor’s say he was underwater for at least 3 minutes.

It took them 40 minutes to find a pulse.

They told Melissa and Paul that if he were to ever come out of it, he would only be able to blink and breathe.

“To see him like that was just the worst day of my life,” says Melissa.

Luckily they didn’t have to make a hard decision — Nick left this world on his own time.

But what he left behind gives others a second chance.

“He ended up saving 4 lives, his kidney went to an adult, his liver went to a 13 year old boy and his heart valve went to an infant, a newborn baby with heart problems,” says Paul.

His dad says he’s now the superhero he always dreamed of.

It’s his parent’s happy ending to a horrific family tragedy.

“Everybody was praying for a miracle and I think the true miracle is the time we were able to spend with him the honor we had to be called his parents,” says Melissa and Paul.

“Bye, bye, see you later,” says Nick in a home video.

A viewing for Nick will be held Monday from 6 to 7 pm at 863 S. George Street in York.

A funeral will be held at the same place from 1 to 2 pm on Tuesday.

Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors are donating their services and facilities in honor of Nick’s life.

Nick’s father says 1% of the people that are waiting for organ donations never get the call because they need such a specific blood type match, but Nick was that 1% that is so rare.

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