LAS VEGAS (KAS) — Giving the gift of life: That was the final act of an 18-year-old left brain dead after a serious crash. 8 News NOW caught up with the parents of the 18-year-old Michael Amir Sigler, and they said they are donating his organs. Micahel’s family said he had always told them he wanted his organs donated should anything happen.
“This gift that Michael is giving aside from saving lives is going to enrich someone’s life,” said Charles Christian Sigler, Michael’s father.
The accident involving Michael who was on a motorcycle, and another teen in a car happened Friday near the intersection of N. Buffalo Drive and W. Lake Mead Boulevard.
According to Metro Police, 18-year-old Michael was on his motorcycle when a car pulled out of a shopping center to make a U-turn, and the two collided.
It happened just after Michael had left Cimmaron High School, which is where he was a student.
His parents plan to remember him with love as they try to make sense of his death.
“People come for a reason and others for a season, and you know this was for a reason,” said Courtney Sigler, Michael’s mother.
According to his family, Michael was on his way to help a friend with his homework, when his bike and a car collided.
Both Michael, and the driver of the car were Cimarron High School students. Michael suffered a traumatic brain injury, and it’s one he won’t be able to recover from.
“In one moment I can be you know, so, so terribly hurt and at the same time so honored that I was able to be his father for the brief time that he was here,” Charles said.
Michael’s family said he was a sweet and charismatic young man.
“He’s a comedian; he has a sense of humor like his dad,” Charles said.
According to his parents, Michael has taught them the biggest lesson of all.
“Mike is teaching me; he’s taught me how to be a better person. Because of his unselfish gift of life, he’s giving me a purpose,” Charles said.
“Of course we miss him, but he has left a piece of his life on so many people and for so many years to come,” said Courtney.
There will be a celebration of life held for Michael Monday night on Lake Mead between Renaya and Buffalo. It starts at 7:30 p.m.
Anyone who wishes to attend should wear Michaels favorite color green.
To donate to the memorial fund set up for Michael, go here