Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jersey City teen who was fatally shot saves 6 lives with organ donations | Caitlin Mota, The Jersey Journal
The family of 16-year-old Ronald Witherspoon Jr. mourns his death at their home on Belmont Avenue on Saturday, July 25, 2015. They remember him as being a well liked, always smiling boy. (Ben Shapiro | The Jersey Journal)

In death, Ronald Witherspoon Jr. is a hero.

The 16-year-old Jersey City boy who was fatally shot last week donated his organs through the New Jersey Sharing Network and helped to save six lives, his mother said this morning.

The six organ recipients are a 13-year-old girl, a 31-year-old woman and four men, Dawn Williams said as she and her family worked on funeral arrangements.

Witherspoon, who attended Lincoln High School will be buried on Tuesday, Williams said. The viewing is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church and the funeral service will be held at the church immediatly afterward. The church is located at 400 Arlington Ave. in Jersey City. Continue reading

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