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Weeks after her death, child killed by stray bullet continues to save, improve people’s lives

As a donor, Mya Vimal Patel’s organs are helping others; and almost 900 people have given $60,805 to a fundraiser in her name
A billboard near Margaritaville Casino in Bossier City calls attention to another way the late...
A billboard near Margaritaville Casino in Bossier City calls attention to another way the late Mya Vimal Patel is helping others and invites others to do the same.(Source: Kenley Hargett/KSLA News 12)
Updated: Apr. 29, 2021 at 10:41 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A 5-year-old girl who died two days after being hit by a stray bullet continues to help improve people’s lives weeks after her death.

Almost 900 people have given $60,805 to a fundraiser started at the time of Mya Vimal Patel’s death on March 22. Those funds are benefiting Tiny Smiling Faces, a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged children in India with their education and other necessities.

And now a billboard near Margaritaville Casino in Bossier City is calling attention to another way that Mya is helping others and invites others to do the same.

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Mya was an organ donor. Her lungs and pancreas have gone to medical research; her kidneys, liver, and heart have been given to three people.

Patel’s parents, Sneha & Vimal Patel, tell KSLA News 12′s Kenley Hargett they are happy Mya is helping others.

A billboard near Margaritaville Casino in Bossier City calls attention to another way the late...
A billboard near Margaritaville Casino in Bossier City calls attention to another way the late Mya Vimal Patel is helping others and invites others to do the same.(Source: Kenley Hargett/KSLA News 12)

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