- An 11-year-old girl has saved the lives of 8 people after her death
- The girl's organs were donated to save the lives of others after she died from a wound caused by a stray bullet
- She was the victim of gang warfare in her Chicago neighborhood
An 11-year-old girl in Chicago, US, has saved the lives of 8 people, including her cousin, after passing away from a wound caused by a stray bullet.
Takiya Holmes was struck by a stray bullet during a gang gunfight in her Chicago neighborhood. Her family immediately took her to hospital but doctors pronounced her dead soon thereafter.
However, they put her body on life support to keep her organs as fresh as possible after her grief-stricken mother, Naikeeia Williams, and the rest of her family expressed a wish to donate them to save the lives of others in need of organ transplants.
One of the recipients of the organs was Takiya's cousin, Darvece Monson, who was suffering from a chronic kidney ailment and needed a transplant urgently.
Darvece expressed her bittersweet gratitude—she was sad because she had lost her cousin but grateful at the same time for a second chance at life.
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Police have arrested a 19-year-old man, Antwan Adams, and are charging him with the first-degree murder of Takiya Holmes.
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