The Good News: Parents Donate 3-Year-Old Son’s Organs After Losing Him to Meningitis [VIDEO]
"Someone is getting a Huge ❤ and a lot of character. Kellan Carter will always be my HERO."
Sometimes, terrible news brings good news, and I think we could all learn a lot from this family.
Becky and Brad Sorenson were both classmates of mine at Wauwatosa West High School, just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Brad was in my graduating class and Becky was close friends with my sister growing up; even though I haven't seen them in years, I've kept up with them through Facebook.
Last Thursday, their son Kellan spiked a fever, started vomiting and having seizures. This came as a complete shock, since he was fine the day before. They took him to a children's hospital, where he was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Friends started a GoFundMe page to help with medical bills. On Saturday, Kellan passed away.
Then, on Sunday, Kellan's dad posted an update:
"We are still at the hospital. You should know Kellan has the possibility of saving seven lives. It's takes a lot of testing to figure out if and what and then finding matches. Becky and I want to give the best gift for Christmas which is maybe saving a someone like Kellan."
I was completely blown away by this. No parent should ever have to bury their child. Yet, less than 24 hours after his passing, his parents were already thinking of others and donating his organs. I asked Brad if he wouldn't mind me sharing this with our listeners, and he said yes. I was overwhelmed by their positive attitude during this terrible time, and completely moved by
their generosity. When everybody was thinking of them, they were thinking of others. Bless you, Becky and Brad. Kellan is giving the most important gift of all.