Detroit Tigers minor Leaguer Chace Numata has saved five lives with his donated organs after dying last week following a tragic accident.
The video above from the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) and UPMC shows the moment that together, his family, and staff from the UPMC Hamot hospital in Erie and CORE, sent him off the right -- with an honor walk.
With his favorite song, KC & The Sunshine Band’s “Give it Up,” playing in the background, members of his family along with Erie SeaWolves President Greg Coleman pushed him through the hospital.
"Chace has always been such a caring and giving person who loved to help others and his final wish is to do exactly that,” the Numata family said in a written statement.
Numata was a native of Pearl City, Hawaii, who had been drafted in the 14th round of the 2010 by the Philadelphia Phillies and signed a minor league contract with the Tigers last November.
He spent time between the Sea Wolves and Triple-A Mud Hens this year.
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