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Man killed in ATV crash donates organs to six others

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Derek Bellows - from GoFundMe

SPARTA, Mich. – A Sparta man killed last week in an ATV crash is now giving life to others around the state.

Derek Bellows was riding his ATV early Thursday morning on 14 Mile Road in Sparta when he hit a tree that had fallen in the road. He was taken off a ventilator Saturday morning.

Gift of Life Michigan tells FOX 17 that Bellows was an organ donor and six people received organs from Bellows.  Both of Bellows’ lungs, kidneys, his heart and his liver are all now in other Michigan residents.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Bellow’s family.  You can donate at this link.


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1 Comment

  • Jasmine Miller

    Its great to see that he is giving others a chance at life he would loved to have heard that! <3 his loss Is such an unexpected sad loss and he will forever be dearly missed. Now instead of telling me that you'll watch my back for mom you and her can do it together in heaven I will always love you as my older wiser brother

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