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Long Beach mother performs one last selfless act before death

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -

A tragic accident took the life of a young, Long Beach mother. Her devastated family is thankful her two young sons survived the crash and say her final, selfless act to help others is no surprise.

Melinda McGill, 34, died in Memphis July 14 after a single car accident. Those who loved this beautiful, young mother say her last selfless act, was to help others as a registered organ donor.

Pastor Don Russell of Gateway United Methodist Church said, "Well, by that token of a gift to give to someone that you will never know says a lot about her character and who she was."

The family's pastor said it's amazing her children, 6-year-old Kaleb and 7-month-old Brooks, survived the terrible crash that flipped their car several times.

"The miraculous thing is Brooks, the 7-month-old boy, was in the car seat and it stayed secured through the wreck and he didn't receive a scratch," Pastor Russell said.

Kaleb broke his shoulder and foot, and has 50 stitches in his chin. His body will eventually heal, but the heartbreak of losing his mother is why his church family at Gateway United Methodist Church in Gulfport is rallying around him now.

"He'll probably need psychotherapy along the way to help him with this, and we want to provide some monetary means in order that they won't have to worry about it. It's probably one of the most difficult things that a child would have to go through in life."

If you'd like to help this family, there will be a spaghetti dinner benefit for Kaleb Andersen where donations will be accepted. It's August 3 beginning at 4pm at Gateway United Methodist Church in Gulfport. You can also send a donation in Kaleb's name to the church at 16020 South Swan Road.

And if you'd like to leave a comment for Melinda McGill's family, you can go to Riemann Funeral Home's website: http://bit.ly/16axG1a

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