The Abilene Reflector - Chronicle | David Bergmeier
FAMILY – (Back row) James and Tammy Mitchell are the parents of Landon Mitchell. In the foreground are his sisters (left) Jewlia and Jordan. (Photos by Dave Bergmeier)
SOLOMON – The spirit of Landon Mitchell will be felt by his family and those he helped during Solomon High School commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Mitchell, a boy with all-American looks, died in an accident west of Abilene on Dec. 19, 2010. His legacy continues because when he had obtained his driver’s license he had agreed to be an organ donor. When he died he had not been drinking or taking any drugs and as a result vital organs, tissues and other essential body parts could be preserved.
A family’s worst nightmare, his parents agreed that allowing the organ donation to continue was the right thing to do as they said their goodbyes.
His survivors – father James and mother Tammy Mitchell and his siblings, Jordan, a junior, and Jewlia, a sophomore at Solomon High School – say commencement will be an emotional time, particularly with it being on Mother’s Day weekend.
Tammy says she takes comfort in knowing that her son in all likelihood helped out more than 50 people, a gift that was not out of his character.
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