Toddler gives the gift of life
The parents of a little girl who died on Friday say they're proud their toddler's organs will help other children.
Mackenzy Woolfsmith was injured at a dayhome in the 100 block of Elgin Heath S.E. last Wednesday afternoon and was unresponsive and not breathing when paramedics arrived.
The 21-month-old toddler was rushed to hospital in critical condition.
Late Friday evening Mackenzy was taken off life support and her parents, Jen and Dan Woolfsmith, decided to donate her organs.
Mackenzy's parents say the decision was not easy but it brings them some comfort.
"We are so proud of our little girl, with her generous donation four babies now have chances at amazing lives. She brought so much happiness to so many people during her short time with us, she loved to share and this was her biggest gift. Please consider being an organ donor, it really does save lives."
The family is now asking for privacy to grieve, and on Sunday released a statement saying: "We recognize that everyone wants answers, and so do we, but please allow the investigative process to be completed before jumping to conclusions about the circumstances around the accident."
An autopsy will take place on Monday to determine the exact cause of the little girl's death.
The investigation is now being handled by the Homicide Unit.
A trust fund has been set up by friends of the family in her name, Mackenzy Woolfsmith, at any RBC branch in Canada.