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Boy Regains Consciousness After Parents Sign to Donate His Organs

posted May 8, 2018, 8:44 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Samantha Dingus

    A 13 year old boy who was suffering from severe brain injury regained consciousness after his parents had signed papers to donate his organs. Image result for trenton mckinley

    Trenton McKinley of Mobile, Alabama was hospitalized two months ago after the small trailer he was in flipped over.

    “I hit the concrete and the trailer landed on top of my head. After that, I don't remember anything," Trenton told Fox 10.

    He suffered from seven skull fractures and doctors told his parents he would never be normal again. Trenton was dead a total of 15 minutes. He was barely breathing in the days following the crash. The oxidation problems would be so bad to his brain that he would practically be a vegetable even if he made it.

    Due to Trenton’s conditions, his mother decided to sign papers to donate Trenton’s organs. By doing so, it would benefit five other children who needed transplants.

    "Five kids needed organs that matched him,” Trenton’s mother said. “It was unfair to keep bringing him back, because it was just damaging his organs even more."

    Just one day before the doctors were going to take Trenton off of life support, he began to show signs of brain activity and movement. He began to start breathing on his own. In late March, he woke up and was able to speak full sentences.

    He still has a very long road ahead of him, he still suffers from nerve pain and frequent seizures. So far, Trenton has had three brain surgeries and plans on having another procedure to reconnect the missing piece of his skull.

    "I was in an open field walking straight,” Trenton recalled. "There's no other explanation but God. There's no other way. Even doctors said it."

Uploaded: 5/8/18