Miracle Boy Who Was Believed Brain Dead Wakes After Parents Sign Organ Donation Papers

MOBILE, Ala. (PEOPLE) Trenton McKinley defied all odds.

After the 13-year-old boy was severely injured in a dune buggy accident, his parents made the difficult decision to donate his organs following days of him being apparently brain dead, according to Fox 10. But after the papers were signed, he miraculously regained consciousness.

The incident happened two months ago, when McKinley was playing at a friend’s house in Alabama. While the teen was riding in a small utility trailer being pulled by a dune buggy, his friend suddenly hit the brakes and caused the trailer to flip.

“I hit the concrete and the trailer landed on top of my head,” recalled McKinley, speaking to Fox 10. “After that, I don’t remember anything.”

His mother, Jennifer Reindl, told the outlet that her son had been dead for 15 minutes when she arrived at USA Medical Center in Mobile.

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  • Bill Sanders

    With those head scars, he looks like a hockey player….

  • Dustin L. Wallace

    It isn’t exactly a miracle for the 5 kids who were due to receive his organs… but hey, one lives so five can die, because he works in mysterious ways, amirite?

    • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Why do you resent a child living?

      • Henry J. Richards

        Where did he say that?

      • Eleanor Cummings


        • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          It would make sense if you could have seen the original now-deleted comment I was replying to. 🙂

    • So what is your malfunction?

  • ♥LadyInChrist♥InGodITrust♥

    I’m glad this child was in the US and not in the UK.

  • robert boe

    Our Lutheran churches teach the bible definition of death.. It is when the soul leaves the body and the body returns to the dust of the ground. There no proof that occurred it silly to even think it did
    Definition of death, Ecclesiastes 12:7 see also Genesis 3:19 psalm 90.3