Chase Wroten's Lasting Legacy

"It's amazing to see how everything is falling into place," said Liz Wroten about the legacy of her son Chase that lives on. Chase collapsed on the baseball field while pitching for Hinds Community College and stepped into eternity on April 15, 2011.

This breathtaking photo captures Chase's niece Hadley Bailey pictured with Chase's baseball gear he was wearing the day he died. Hadley was born on July 17, 2013.
Photo Courtesy: Charlotte Stringer Photography
Photo courtesy: Charlotte Stringer Photography

Wroten says the portrait will be a special way for Hadley to remember the life that her uncle gave others. "The same day this picture was taken, we got a letter from the family of a woman who received Chase's heart," said Wroten. The Wroten's are anticipating the day they'll be able to meet the woman (from Mississippi) who lives on because of Chase.

Update: The Wroten's recently met Linda Amos, the recipient of Chase's heart!

"Chase's kidney went to a man named David Cox who is a deputy sheriff who works with my husband (Michael) at the Hinds County Sheriff's Office," said Wroten. "The day that Chase died, David was at the top of the recipient list and he just happened to be a match with Chase's kidney. God did a miracle the day that Chase died."

The undeniable vision for Chase's legacy is evident in this 2009 photo of Chase pictured with a number of his Hillcrest Christian Academy classmates. "Everyone except Chase got the message that they were going to wear their 'Senior' jerseys for the picture," said Wroten. Notice the shirt he's wearing? A "Donate Life" shirt bearing the logo of the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency.

Photo courtesy: Liz Wroten
Story by Scott Steele

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Topics : Human Interest
Location : Mississippi
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