Organ donor's gifts save 4 lives

Published: Mar. 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM CDT
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UNION, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Mike D. Moore of Philadelphia, Mississippi, was killed by a gunshot in January of 2011. Despite the tragedy surrounding them, his family made the decision to donate his organs to help others.

Recently, in Union, Mississippi, an emotional scene unfolded as the Moore family got to meet one of the recipients of Mike's many donated gifts.

Phadra Pinckney made the trip from Jacksonville, Florida for the meeting. She received Moore's pancreas and a kidney, a double transplant that ultimately saved her life.

I tell everyone my story because it is a miracle," said Pinckney. "You can receive an organ and live on. There's actually someone living inside you."

Pinckney also released a balloon in honor of Mike. In all, four people's lives were saved through his organ donations.

To register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor you can go to the MORA website.

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