In my 27 years of medical practice, I have seen countless children receive the gift of a life-saving organ donation, but a few months ago I was honored to be part of a truly remarkable event.
Fourteen-year-old Da’Quan Nichols-Cox from Milwaukee was a smart, talented and loving kid who liked football, basketball and his English and math classes. He’s also a hero, according to his little brother.
Troy Schultz was just 9 years old when he made medical history in Milwaukee. Born in 1977 with extensive scarring on his kidneys, Troy was initially given about six months to live.
When one of our patients sadly passed away last fall, his parents made the difficult but heroic decision to donate his organs.