ABC7News Oakland | Sergio Quintana
On this Christmas, Butler's family and friends are celebrating the young man and his gift of life to others.
The liver transplant surgery began at 7:45 a.m. Sunday and continued for about six hours. While that surgery was in progress in San Francisco, a church congregation in Richmond was paying tribute to Butler, a young man who is giving so much even in death.
Butler was looking forward to a future full of adventure. He had just been awarded his merchant Marine passport and was about to start his first assignment.
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