Two full years after Shawn Bissell was left brain dead a late-night fight near the City Market, Pelham Medlock Jr. returned to the scene to offer thanks.
Bissell was an organ donor, and Medlock was dying from a non-alcohol-related form of cirrhosis.
The Post and Courier's Ron Menchaca writes about Bissell's death, in part:
Bissell and a friend were leaving a bar near the City Market when they heard a man and woman arguing nearby. Bissell tried to intervene on the woman's behalf. The other man told Bissell to mind his own business. Both men raised their fists and clashed near the sidewalk. Bissell stumbled backward in the scuffle. His head struck the pavement. He lay motionless as onlookers gathered.