They used to walk together. Around the block. Every day.
They talked about everything, even topics no mother and son should ever have to discuss. Like dying.
During one walk, shortly before Michelle MacKinnon was set to give her left kidney to her 18-year-old son, David, they talked about their wishes should something go wrong.
David was worried. “I don’t think it will happen,” he said.
The Niagara Falls teen was getting sicker. And due to various reasons, the transplant surgery had already been postponed. Michelle was determined to stay hopeful.