Marshall County Tribune-Courier | Venita Fritz
Andrew Johnson was just 11 and a fifth grader at Benton Elementary School when he was involved in the accident. The only child of Susan and Kevin Johnson, of Benton, Andrew was a gifted athlete who could light up a room with his smile, according to many who knew him. When Andrew was pronounced brain dead, his parents decided to donate his organs, knowing that their son would have wanted to help others.
“We know that Andrew is honored because though our tragedy and having to let him go, the outcome has spread into such a positive new form of life through his donation of five lifesaving organs to others. Our family does have peace and comfort in knowing that Andrew lives on in others,” said Andrew’s mom, Susan Johnson.
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