Living a Purposeful Life | Renee Jones
Although it was never in our plans in life to make this type of decision, we had to put our emotions aside and decide for him. You see, as a result of a drive-by shooting, our son, Trevin D’Shawn Reddick of 19 years lost his battle for life on Tuesday, October 31, 2011. After being on life support for two weeks, my husband and I were told, “I’m sorry, but there’s nothing else we can do.” Just like that, 19 years of investing everything in us had ended.
After about an hour of an emotional rollercoaster ride, my husband and I were called into the room with Trevin, doctors and a representative from the organ recovery agency to make even greater decisions. Even though he was not an organ donor at the time, the fact could not be ignored, he was a young and healthy man and there were others in need to have another chance in life through the gift of organ donation. As I sat in daze listening to what she was saying and staring at the end result of my son’s life I had one question, “Is there anything anyone can do to give my baby back to me?” After getting a shattering no, for a brief second I thought of what would Trevin want me to do. You see, Trevin was a dear and sweet child and he would have given anything to anyone if it was in his power to give. So there, I said yes to someone else having another chance at life.
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