Kainen Boring would have been happy that his death would mean life for others, a family member said Sunday.
The family of the 17-year-old Bledsoe County football player who collapsed at practice Sept. 8 made the decision to donate his organs. The surgery was performed early Sunday at Erlanger hospital.
"I know this is something he would have loved to have done," his uncle, Charlie Boring, said Sunday afternoon.
"He was always giving. You hear people say that during a time like this, but it's true. He never really asked for anything. He wanted to be there for everybody else. I think it's really nice that he still can."
His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. CDT in the Bledsoe County High School gym. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.