BCTC Hosts Black History Month Event, Chris Henry, A Story of Hope

In recognition of Black History Month, Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) will host a presentation by Carolyn Henry Glaspy, mother of National Football League (NFL) player Chris Henry.

Glaspy will share the story of her sons life, one filled with tragedy, giving and hope. As a child, Henry grew up in the suburban community of Belle Chasse, south of New Orleans, and dreamed of playing in the NFL. Henry played football for West Virginia University and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft, fulfilling his dream of playing professional football. He was a wide receiver for the Bengals for five seasons.

In December 2009, while planning a wedding with his fiance, tragedy struck when Henry was involved in a fatal car accident. Amidst the tragedy of his death, Glaspy made the decision to give life to others by donating his organs. Henry's corneas, lungs, kidneys, heart, liver, and pancreas were transplanted, saving the lives of four people.

Now, Glaspy speaks to crowds across the U.S. about organ donation in an effort to change the lives of others. Glaspys presentation, Chris Henry, a Story of Hope will take place on BCTC's Cooper Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 10 a.m. in the Oswald Building Auditorium, 470 Cooper Drive, Lexington, Ky.

BCTC, the National Marrow Donor Program, the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates and Donate Life Kentucky sponsor the event, which is free and open to the public.