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A short story Prequel to THE RECIPIENT
Michael Rhodes becomes the first man in U.S. history to donate his organs after execution. Sergeant Wade McKinnon watches Rhodes take his last breath from the viewing area to the lethal injection chamber, hoping to be able to move on with his life after Rhodes pays the ultimate penalty for his crimes.
Elle’s world is turned upside down when her husband, Brian, suffers a debilitating stroke at the age of thirty-seven. His only chance at living the life he once led is to receive an experimental brain transplant. When she gets the call that donor brain cells are finally available for Brian’s transplant, she rushes him to the hospital hoping for him to return to the man he was before his stroke.