WSILTV | Emily Finnegan and Andy Shofstall
Gabriel Mazurek, 6, of DeSoto died Saturday, four days after closing an automatic car window on his neck.Authorities call it a tragic accident, but from that tragedy, but Mazurek's parents have found a way to share his life with others.
"When we knew that we had lost him, the decision to donate organs, for both of them, it was just, 'yes, that's what we want to do,'" said Gabriel's grandfather, Joe LeForge.
LeForge remembers his grandson as a little boy with a big personality. Fearless and spunky, Gabriel loved action figures, video games and zombies. He celebrated his sixth birthday just a few weeks ago.
But last Wednesday, a ride in the car turned tragic. Gabriel was in the backseat and rolled down the window and stuck his head outside. Williamson County authorities say somehow the boy hit the button again, and the window came up, closing on his neck. He was trapped him for up to five minutes.