A 25-year-old guy in Hattiesburg, Mississippi named Kendrick Murry died last September, after an accident at work. It’s not clear exactly how he died, but we do know he was an organ donor.
Because his mom Adrian was able to give one of his kidneys to the pastor at their CHURCH. But she also wanted to know who got his HEART. And whoever got it would have to agree to share their identity, so there was no guarantee she’d ever find out.
But a few days after Kendrick died, a family member mentioned that Adrian’s COUSIN had been waiting for a new heart for two years, and SHE had just gotten a transplant.
The cousin’s name is Clintoria Johnson, and Adrian knew she’d been having health problems . . . but she didn’t know exactly what was going on. Meanwhile, Clintoria didn’t know Kendrick was an organ donor.
But in May, they both officially got word that it WAS Kendrick’s heart.
Adrian says she was having a hard week, because it was right before Mother’s Day, and one day before Kendrick’s birthday. So the timing was perfect . . . she broke down in tears . . . and she and her cousin are a lot closer now because of it.
They also found out some of Kendrick’s other organs went to people in Florida, so they’re planning a trip to meet them. (WDAM)