12-12-2015, 04:47 AM #1
Scott Senft and the children he saved
It's a long story that starts in a few different places.
It starts October 2, 2013 with Kinsley, born a beautiful little girl to a loving father by the name of Scott Senft.
It starts March 2013 with Wyatt, born with a congenital heart defect.
It starts January 23, 2014 with Xander, born with Beckwith-Weidemann Syndrome and an aggressive liver cancer.
It starts November 19, 2014 with Charlie, born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
The stories diverge for a year or so - Kinsley's parents split up and she spends her time between the home of her dad and the home of her mom (and her mom's new boyfriend). Wyatt's heart defect is corrected but he is diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension and his lungs begin to fail. Xander's liver is partly removed, but that does nothing, and an attempted liver transplant fails. Charlie is hospitalized and procedures are begun to fix his heart, but doctors realize that the valves of his heart are simply too small to work with.
Then, on December 2, 2015, a 911 call is made, an officer arrives at the home of Kinsley's mother and her boyfriend, and the toddler is rushed to the hospital, not breathing. An investigation would later result in felony murder and assault charges against the boyfriend and felony child abuse against the mother. The boyfriend had beaten Kinsley senseless while the mother stood by, and no medical attention was sought until the next morning. By the time she arrived at Cincinnati Childrens, Kinsley was brain-dead.
Scott Senft, Kinsley's father, posted photos of his daughter on social media as he struggled to come to grips with what had happened, and documented the final heartbreaking decision to take her off of life support. She died on December 3, 2015, surrounded by family. What happened next was incredible.
Scott made the choice to let little Kinsley become an organ donor. Immediately, calls were sent out to the families of three boys on the transplant waiting list. Charlie, Wyatt, and Xander were rushed into surgery. Kinsley's liver went to Xander, and her lungs went to Wyatt. It was discovered that her heart had been too badly damaged from the beatings to be functional, but an anonymous donor was found and Charlie was given a heart that day.
Since then, Scott has received thousands of dollars in donations from the public, an amount vastly exceeding what he'd asked for to cover funeral expenses. So he decided to do what he thought best - he's bought hundreds of toys and donated them to charities such as Toys for Tots, and gone through his hometown buying toys for children in random acts of kindness.
All three boys are recovering from their surgeries, and are steadily improving. Links to follow their progress below, as well as a link to a report on the charges pressed against those responsible for Kinsley's death and a link to Scott Senft's Facebook page, where photos of his amazing deeds are being shared.
Scott Senft - https://www.facebook.com/scott.senft.5?fref=ts
Article on the couple responsible for Kinsley's death, including the eerily calm 911 call - http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/...ddlers-beating
SuperCharlie - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1510...88827/?fref=ts
Wyatt's PHight - https://www.facebook.com/Wyattsphight/?fref=ts
Xander The Brave - https://www.facebook.com/XanderTheBrave/?fref=ts#JusticeForKinsley was taken too soon, but with her passing three little boys were given life through her lungs, liver, and heart! #WyattsPHight #XanderTheBrave #SuperCharlie
Remember Nic Kyllingstad. Once you've met someone, a small part of them lives on, never to be forgotten. http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...-November-2015
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12-12-2015, 07:52 AM #2Registered User
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Scott Senft is an incredible person with a huge capacity for love. I honestly do not know how I would act in the same circumstances. To take such a tragic situation and turn it into joy and hope for others is simply the most beautiful thing anyone can do.
May Scott find true peace in his life through his compassion and generosity.
12-12-2015, 08:51 AM #3Registered User
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I admire people like Scott who are able to take a tragedy and turn it into something beautiful for humankind.
There was just a story on the news this morning about a couple who lost their baby due to sids. They decided to become foster parents and have started a non profit named for their son; Tatum's totes. They provide a tote bag for all kids entering foster care full of hygiene supplies, books, clothing, and always a cozy blanket to bring them comfort during their difficult time.
The mom said something that really stuck with me, it was along the lines of that when you lose a child your biggest fear is that people will forget about them.
Scott has blessed so many families these past few days and I know they will forever hold Kinsley in their hearts.
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12-12-2015, 03:58 PM #4Registered User
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Thank you for posting about Kinsley and Scott, CosmicLatte. Apparently he and I have mutual FB friends so I ran across his FB and everything he posted about Kinsley almost in real time. (I don't know him at all though). Heartbreaking and it chokes me up how he's been able to turn this tragedy into something good for several children.
02-08-2016, 11:04 PM #5Registered User
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Judge rules Rebekah Kinner's family is not fit to care for baby
"Kinsley's father had claimed he also fathered the boy and wanted custody, but DNA tests showed he isn't the father.
Officials are trying to locate the man who Kinner thinks is the father, but they may find he's not qualified, either. Or that he doesn't want the baby."
This poor guy... He was convinced that baby was his. He was set to fight for this little one. No doubt he's heartbroken all over again...
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