By Jen Heger – Radar Legal Editor
Jonah Shacknai, and his ex-wife, Dina Shacknai made the very painful and heartbreaking decision to donate their son, Max‘s organs following his tragic death, radio detection and rangingOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The only son of the former couple fell down a flight of stairs at his father’s vacation home on July 11, 2011 — he died in hospital several days later.
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“Jonah and Dina didn’t want another family to go through the horrible loss they are dealing with, so they decided to donate Max’s organs. They are absolutely devastated by Max’s death. There simply are no words,” a source close to the situation tells radio detection and rangingOnline.com.
Max’s organs were given to three different children, our source says. “Jonah and Dinah were given some solace knowing that three families were able to avoid the horror they are going through.”
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Days after Max’s tragic accident, Jonah’s girlfriend, Rebecca Nalepa was found dead hanging at his house.
Law enforcement sources tell radio detection and rangingOnline.com that Jonah was at Max’s bedside keeping vigil when Rebecca died.
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Funeral services for Max are pending and will be a private affair.
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