Wednesday, October 17, 2012

11-year-old organ donor honored on float

My Fox DFW | Fil Alvarado
FORT WORTH, Texas - A young boy who died in 1998 will be honored this year on a float during the Rose Bowl Parade.

Ryan Webster was a people person. He loved Garth Brooks' songs, baseball and football.

At 11 years old he knew that he wanted to donate his organs after watching an Oprah show on the topic.

"He just said I want to do what that guy did because my brother was always willing to help," said Brooke Newton, his older sister.

At first their mother wasn't sure how to react.

"My mom said, 'Ryan, I'm 40 years older than you. What if something happens to me first?' He said, 'I'll do the same for you.' They both pinkie sweared and went about their day," Newton said.

Two weeks later Ryan died from a brain aneurysm.

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