According to this earlier KCCI report, AJ Betts took his own life in 2013 after being bullied at school for being different. He was teased for his sexual orientation, for being of mixed race and for having a cleft lip.
Betts had become an organ donor just months before his death. He was able to donate his heart, lungs, liver and kidney without an issue. Moore says her son’s heart went to a 14-year-old boy. But Food and Drug Administration guidelines are different for tissue donations, which includes the eyes.