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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wall Teen's Final Gift: Saving Lives Through Organ Donation

WALL PATCH | Karen Wall

Luke Bautista was the kind of kid who always gave of himself. In death, he gave the ultimate gift: life to five people.

WALL, NJ — Luke Bautista was the kind of kid who loved to make people smile. Whether it was rocking out to a video of a dog barking along to the 1970s hit "The Hustle" or making funny faces or creating spoof videos, the 15-year-old from Wall found a way to do it.

"Luke was just this special kid who made everybody's day better. He was always happy," his father, Chris Bautista, said Saturday. "I don't think he ever had a bad day."

It is the smiles and laughter and silly antics that Chris remembers most as he talks about Luke, who died May 6, just five weeks after the boy's 15th birthday on April Fool's Day.

"He was a very unique person, very much his own person," Chris said. "He didn't really care whether people liked the things that he did as long as he was having fun. But it (his sense of fun) was contagious." Continue reading
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