Kalen Gerard Hagedorn

December 7, 1986 – December 28, 2011

I had to give my beautiful 25-year-old son, Kalen, back to the Lord Thursday, December 8, 2011 after a freak over hydration while at the gym, and drop in sodium caused his brain to swell to the point of death. Kalen was a staff sergeant and crew chief in the US Air Force. The Air Force has been so gracious to me and his 2 brothers and my family. They have taken me in just like family too. Kalen was an extreme adventurist, an excellent visual artist and an extremely loving Son. He had excellent plans for his life. However, though we have the best laid plans, We are not promised tomorrow. Kalen was saved at a Newsboys concert at the age of 6 in 1992. He was a hero in Life and as he graduated earth, he remains a hero in his last extreme gift of life to up to 50 or more people as an organ donor. The people facilitating the donation process told me that only 2% of people are organ donors. If you are not, won’t you please consider being a hero to someone by giving the gift of life?! I am extremely proud of my son, as he lived and as he graduated Earth!! Kalen you truly are my Hero.

Momma 12/15/11