Trenton McKinley, an Almost Organ Donor
Just before doctors were scheduled to terminate life support systems for 13-year-old Trenton McKinley, the boy’s mental cognition began to show signs of improvement. His condition had been so dire that his parents had already consented to donating his organs to five other children in need of transplants. Trenton’s critical state resulted from an accident where he was flipped in a cart while being pulled by a utility vehicle. He faced multiple instances of cardiac arrest at the hospital, with one episode lasting for 15 minutes. According to his mother, Jennifer Nicole Reindl, during his last resuscitation, Trenton exhibited no brain waves. The remarkable turnaround defies explanation other than as a “miracle,” she affirmed.