In death, Kinsley helps give other kids life

Posted at 7:31 PM, Dec 05, 2015

CINCINNATI -- A little boy named Wyatt and a little girl named Kinsley never got to meet in life.

Still, the two toddlers might become inseparable.

Kinsley Kinner, 2, died Thursday. Butler County law enforcement officials say the girl was the victim of a beating at the hands of her mother's boyfriend, Bradley Young. Young now faces charges of felony assault and murder. Kinsley's mother, Rebecca Kinner, is charged with felony child abuse.

Wyatt, also 2, was born with a congenital heart defect called transposition of the great arteries, which leaves a shortage of oxygen in blood. Then in May, he was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, a condition in which the tiny arteries of the lungs become blocked.

Because Kinsley's family chose for her to be an organ donor, Wyatt went into surgery late Friday night to receive Kinsley's lungs, her father said.


Incredible things are happening!

Posted by Wyatt's PHighting Warriors on Friday, December 4, 2015

"We just found out she will be donating two body parts tonight, so today was my last day to get to see her until the funeral," her father, Scott Senft, said.

Doctors told Senft that Kinsley could help up to six children through organ donation. He's grieving the baby girl that was his "whole world" but grateful for the outpouring of support.

"My daughter passed, but she's like passing on through everybody in the world," Senft said. "I had people from literally overseas try to contact me to help me out with everything."

Kinsley's funeral hasn't been finalized yet; her family is waiting for the organ donation process to be finished. Although she won't be able to celebrate Christmas with her family, Kinsley's family wants other children to enjoy the holidays. They're asking people to bring a toy to Kinsley's funeral so they can donate them to charity.

"Watch over your babies," Senft said. "They are gone in the blink of an eye, no matter who is watching them."

Wyatt's surgery concluded at around 8 a.m. on Saturday, according to posts on Wyatt's PHighting Warriors.

"We're almost there and ready to start our new chapter," one post said.


Update: Wyatt is now being closed up. He seemed to tolerate everything well, and came off bypass wonderful. Will still not be able to see him for a few hours.

Posted by Wyatt's PHighting Warriors on Saturday, December 5, 2015



Wyatt is in recovery! Surgeon said everything went well and he anticipates everything will continue to go well. Thank you for your continued support of Wyatt, Xander, and of course sweet baby Kinsley's family!

Posted by Wyatt's PHighting Warriors on Saturday, December 5, 2015


WCPO's John Genovese contributed to this report.