Boy regains consciousness after doctors declare him ‘brain dead,’ prepare to remove his organs

Boy regains consciousness after doctors declare him ‘brain dead,’ prepare to remove his organs
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Matthew Cullinan Hoffman LiseSiteNews Wed May 9, 2018 - 5:37 pm EST
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May 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Alabama child who suffered multiple skull fractures in an auto accident and was declared “brain dead” by doctors, regained consciousness only one day before the physicians planned to remove his organs, according to a report by Fox News in Mobile, Alabama.
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The boy, 13-year-old Trenton McKinley, was being pulled in a small utility trailer by a child’s dune buggy driven by his friend, who applied the brakes suddenly and caused the trailer to flip over and to land on top of McKinley’s head, fracturing his skull.
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McKinley “died” several times while doctors treated him, leaving him “dead” for a total of 15 minutes, according to the child’s mother, Jennifer Reindl, who added that doctors then informed her that her son’s case was hopeless, and that he could never recover. Medical personnel then proposed that his organs be donated to save the lives of five other children. Reindl implied in her statements to reporters that her acceptance of the organ donation plan was the only way to convince them to keep her son alive longer.
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“When he came back, they said he would never be normal again,” Reindl told local Fox station WALA-TV. “They told me the oxidation {oxygen deprivation} problems would be so bad to his brain, that he would be a vegetable if he even made it.”
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“A man from the UAB organ donation came and talked to us in the family conference room about donating five organs to UAB children’s hospital that would save five other children,” Reindl told CBS News. “We said yes, that also insured that they would continue to keep Trenton alive to clean his organs for the donation," Reindl added.
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However, as doctors kept McKinley alive in preparation for his organs to be removed and given to others children, the boy began to regain consciousness. He gradually recovered, and appears to have . . .

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i love these miracle stories!

I’m very glad this young man survived. Brain injuries are always scary.

I’ve heard the story a few times.

I wonder if he was really pronounced brain dead or pronounced in a persistent vegetative state. It sounds more like the latter the way the mother describes it, “vegetable”.

Anyway, I hope his recovery goes well and he does well with any rehab therapy.

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