Friday, July 22, 2016

Mom discovers deceased son's heart was given to family member

Mom discovers deceased son's heart given to cousin. Source: WDAM
WDAM TV | Amanda LaBrot

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Months after she lost her son and found out he was an organ donor, a Hattiesburg mom wanted to know who received his heart as her Mother's Day gift.

But she soon found she did not need to look further than her own family.

Adrian Murry lost her son, Kendrick, on a Saturday in September 2015 after he had an accident at work.

After his death, she found out he was an organ donor. She was able to donate his kidney to the worship pastor, Michael Minor, at her church, but wanted know who had her son's heart.

I said ‘I want to know where his heart is,’" Murry said. "I designated the kidney. That was fine. But I wanted to know where his heart is, and I would be OK.”

Clintoria Johnson, Murry's cousin, said her heart was only functioning at 10 percent and had been waiting on a transplant for almost two years. Continue reading

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