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'America's Got Talent' contestant's infant saved lives with organ donation

May 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM ET

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Sean Milan DeBose on "America's Got Talent."

Pass the Kleenex, please!

Sean Milan DeBose — an L.A. area internet comic/dancer appearing on Monday night’s premiere episode of "America's Got Talent" — has one of the show’s most touching backstories ever.

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DeBose, who uploads comedy videos to YouTube under the name DiscoSean21, buried his 6-month-old son, Sean II, two days before Christmas of 2008 — after the young boy’s organs were used to save the lives of four other children. 

“His heart went to an 18-month-old baby girl,” DeBose shared in a video on his YouTube channel. “She was in her last days.  He was able to keep her alive.  His liver went to a baby boy.  And his kidney’s went to two other babies.  My son is a true hero.”

Baby Sean apparently passed away from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), the entertainer says.

“I sat there with my son and I prayed to God and I cried,” DeBose shares.  “When I [spoke] to him, little tears would come out of his eyes.  I know he could hear me.  I know my son was fighting as hard as he could.”

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“I made him promises telling him I was going to make it as big as I can, maybe get my own television show.  Maybe make movies.  He was going to follow in my footsteps.  Now that my son is gone, I want to keep my promise.  I won’t quit for nothing.”

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