Mountain Home man’s organ donations have already helped to save the lives of three people
BULL SHOALS — Johnny and Deborah McKenziesat at a table inside First Baptist Church of Bull Shoals late Tuesday afternoon. Scattered in front of them were a lifetime of memories captured by dozens of photographs featuring their son, Michael, who was tragically struck by a car on Aug. 21.
Michael McKenzie, 23, who lived in Mountain Home, died four days later in the ICU unit at UAMS in Little Rock. After permission was given by the family, doctors harvested his organs to transplant in other sick patients.
A life so young was ultimately lost on a Friday night while attempting to cross U.S. Highway 62 East near the Royal 66, but in the “Miracle of Michael,” other lives were saved. Continue reading
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