Miracle: When the laws of Nature and Science have no answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I came across this most unusually wonderful story today. I thought it worth passing on. It seems to make sense in a quite senseless world.

MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) –

A story you’ll see only on FOX10 News– A local boy is being called a miracle after suffering severe brain trauma from a dune buggy accident. His family says he “came back to life” after they signed the paperwork to donate his organs.

13-year-old Trenton McKinley of Mobile was playing at a friend’s house two months ago. He was riding in a small utility trailer being pulled by a dune buggy for kids. Trenton says his friend pressed on the brakes suddenly, causing the trailer to flip. He says he quickly threw his friend’s 4-year-old niece off into the grass, but in the process, got caught in the trailer as it flipped.

“I hit the concrete and the trailer landed on top of my head. After that, I don’t remember anything,” said Trenton.

He was rushed to USA Medical Center for emergency surgery, and was later transferred to UAB Hospital in Birmingham. He had seven skull fractures.

“All I saw was a stretcher with his feet hanging out. He was dead a total of 15 minutes,” said his mother, Jennifer Reindl, with tears in her eyes. “When he came back, they said he would never be normal again. They told me the oxidation {oxygen deprivation} problems would be so bad to his brain, that he would be a vegetable if he even made it.”

The family says for the next several days, Trenton was on life support and barely breathing. Reindl says she was approached by doctors to make a difficult decision. She and Trenton’s father signed the papers to donate his organs.

“Five kids needed organs that matched him,” said Reindl. “It was unfair to keep bringing him back, because it was just damaging his organs even more.”

A day before doctors were set to pull the plug, Trenton started showing small signs of cognition. He believes he was in heaven while he was gone.

“I was in an open field walking straight,” said Trenton. “There’s no other explanation but God. There’s no other way. Even doctors said it.”

Slowly but surely, Trenton is making strides beyond what anyone expected, but it’s not without a struggle. He’s lost 50 pounds, and deals with nerve pain and seizures daily. Despite all that, this kid’s still got a great sense of humor.

“I said I could turn sideways and put salsa in there and eat chips and dip out of my head. No more washing dishes for me!” laughed Trenton as he referred to the dent in his head. “She wouldn’t let me put nothing in it though. I really wanted to see if I could.”

Just talking to the young boy, you would never believe he has already been through three brain surgeries. He’s still got a long road ahead with a lot of medical expenses. Trenton currently only has half of his skull. The missing piece is frozen at the hospital. He will have surgery soon to reconnect it.

The question of miracles is merely this. Do you know why a pumpkin goes on being a pumpkin? If you do not, you cannot possibly tell whether a pumpkin could turn into a coach or couldn’t. That is all. – G.K. Chesterton

About Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author

Retired mathematics teacher and high school athletics coach. Honors: 1988 Ct. Coach of the Year for H.S. Girls Voleyball and 2007 Inducted into the Ct. Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame. Since retiring have written two books; "The Little Red Chair," an autobiography about my life experience as a polio survivor and "A View From The Quiet Corner," a selection of poems and reflections. Presently I am a contributing author for the "Life Carrots" series primarily authored by Dave Mezzapelle of Goliathjobs.com.
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1 Response to Miracle: When the laws of Nature and Science have no answer.

  1. Perpetua says:

    A prime example that we cannot decide what fair or unfair for the sake of science. A prime example that there is God and Trenton has a lot to offer to us. Thank you for sharing this story, Alan.

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