A boy in Alabama made a "miracle" recovery from brain injuries suffered in a dune buggy accident shortly after his parents signed the papers to donate his organs.
During the interaction with Fox 10, the 13-year-old tried to add some humor to the conversation. Trenton now only has half of his skull.
"After that, I don't remember anything", he explained.
He was rushed to the USA Medical Center with seven skull fractures and immediately underwent emergency surgery.
According to Trenton's mother Jennifer Reindl, via Fox 10, the doctors said her son was unlikely to recover.
His mum, Jennifer Reindl, instructed FOX10: "All I noticed was a stretcher together with his toes hanging out".
The parents were told it would be almost impossible for their son to recover from his injuries, and that he would most likely be a "vegetable" for the rest of his life.
Doctors told his parents that the boy would be a vegetable even if he survived, Fox 10 said.
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For the next several days, McKinley was brain dead and barely breathing.
"Five kids needed organs that matched him and it was unfair to keep bringing him back, because it was just damaging his organs even more", Reindl said.
McKinley showed those signs of life and brain activity just one day before his doctors planned to take him off life support, WALA reported.
During the time he was considered brain dead, Trenton said he believes he was in heaven.
McKinley continues to suffer from nerve pain and daily seizures and will have to go through a final surgery to reconnect the missing pieces of his skull. "Even doctors say it".
"I used to be in an open subject strolling straight", Trenton recalled. Trenton thanked God for his survival, saying there's no other explanation. However, only a day after the papers were signed and they were trying to deal with the loss of their son, Trenton's parents received an unexpected call from the hospital.
But the miracle happened just after that. "No more washing dishes for me!" he said, per WALA. Pointing to the dent in the side of his skull, Trenton joked with FOX10 that he could "turn sideways and put salsa in there and eat chips and dip out of my head". "She wouldn't let me put nothing in it though".