Toms River boy who died had organ-donor message; now sister shares it with the world

ASBURY PARK PRESS | Amanda Oglesby
Christine Linton of Brick, who lost her bother Robert B. Linton III in October of 2004, one day after his 11th birthday, after being hit by a negligent driver, talks about her brother and the upcoming NJ Sharing Network 5K to help raise money and awareness for organ donation at her home in Brick, NJ Wednesday May 16, 2018.(Photo: Tanya Breen)
Brick woman walks in memory of her 11-year-old brother for organ donor network Tanya Breen, @tanyabreenphoto

BRICK - Robert Linton wasn't able to donate his organs; his 11-year-old body was too damaged from being struck by a car on his birthday.

But his sister Christine knows that he would have donated if he could.

That is why this 33-year-old Brick mom will walk Sunday in her brother's memory, along with about 50 other friends, in the 5K Celebration of Life in Long Branch. The event raises money for organ donations across the Garden State.

"Robert was the best kid in the world, a genuinely amazing person," Christine Linton said. "I strived to be like him." Continue reading