Kim had been experiencing back pain and her parents took her to a hospital in Lansing, Michigan. Everyone thought that she might have a urinary tract infection, which is common when you do not have feeling in your lower extremities. The doctors made her comfortable and they ran a series of tests. Her breathing had become shallow so they put tubes down her throat to help her breath. Her parents stayed with her all day and were told to go home and get some rest. The doctors gave Kim medicine to induce sleep. The next morning, Kim did not wake up. After administering an MRI, it was determined that she had no brain activity.
Even in death, Kim continued to give to others. The doctors were able to keep her organs viable and Kim was able to donate both kidneys, her pancreas, her liver and her heart. \"Gift of Life\" is still working to place her intestines and her lungs. She changed at least 5 peoples lives by donating her organs. She influenced minimally 5 different families and an uncountable number of extended family members and friends.
Kim\'s death was unexpected. Her family does not have the means to pay for her funeral and burial expenses. Please help her family by donating what you can.
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