Jenelle Shamrell is mom to 6. At the age of 2, her youngest son Caleb went in for a medically necessary tonsillectomy. After complications following surgery, Caleb was prounounced brain dead. Shortly after, Caleb passed away. In the years that have followed, she has guided not only herself but her other five children through the process of grieving. Her family has developed a phrase:
This level of sucktitude requires an equal level of bad-assery.
Jenelle and her husband made the decision to honor Caleb by donating his organs. Jenelle has become passionate about organ donation since that time. She and her family have created the Alive in Me Foundation in honor of Caleb.