It was supposed to be a gift of life for her son. Her left kidney. A perfect match and a chance for her 18-year-old son to get off the leash of dialysis and have the healthy life that he deserved.
But it wasn’t to be.
Three days before the transplant, David MacKinnon had a stroke. He died, June 8, 2011, on what was to be the day his mother, Michelle, would have given him a kidney.
And in that moment, under the weight of a mother’s grief, Michelle turned to David’s doctor and made a promise: “You find me a person who deserves this kidney as much as David did, and I’ll donate it.”
This Wednesday, at 8 a.m., she is set to keep that promise…