After he was struck and killed by a motorcycle, the organs of 32-year-old Ben Mec, an immigrant from France, were used to help save the lives of 5 people. Despite efforts to revive him after the accident, he was pronounced brain dead after three days. His parents, brother, and grandmother arrived from France to be by his side and agreed to donate his organs. One of the people who he helped indirectly save was a woman who had waited for 22 years for an organ transplant. An MFA student in the Bezalel Academy of Fine Art, Mec was loved by hundreds of friends who erected a make-shift monument in Tel Aviv on the corner of Hertzel and Florentin in Tel Aviv where they lit memory candles in his honor.