The wife of country singer Granger Smith revealed on Saturday that organs donated by her son helped save the lives of two people after the boy died in a "tragic accident" last month.
On Saturday, Smith's wife, Amber, wrote in an Instagram post that they decided to help others after their three-year-old son, River, accidentally drowned in his Texas home, calling it "one of the decisions more difficult but easier. " The couple has done sometime.
He noted that there are "more than 113,000 people waiting for transplants and 20 people die every day waiting."
"I always knew that I wanted to be a donor if something ever happened to me, I just felt that if I had viable organs, why would I go to earth with them?" My spirit would be in heaven, so why not save a life If I could? "wrote Amber Smith." Never in a million years did I think I would make that decision for my baby. "
She said that when three different neuro specialists told them that River had "0% chance of brain recovery" and after the shock and reality, she thought: "How can we bury our sweet baby and not try to help others? ? "
"His body is perfect, his organs are perfect, we had to do something," he continued. "There are so many people waiting for an organ to save their lives."
Amber Smith wrote that they discovered that her "little redheaded hero" gave life to a 49-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man.
He also wrote that when he opened the letter, he revealed that River helped save the lives of two people who "wept with sadness and wept with love."
"I am very proud to be River's mother and I am so grateful to God that she gave it to us for those incredible 3 years," she wrote.
In a YouTube video published by the couple in June, Granger Smith shed some light on what happened to his son. The singer from "Backroad Song" said he was doing gymnastics with his 7-year-old daughter, London, while his children, River and Lincoln Monarch, 5, played with water pistols.
The star said he found himself performing CPR with his group within a few minutes.
"I pray that these 2 recipients will live healthy, full of joy and with a full accelerator like Riv," Amber Smith wrote in the Instagram post.
The couple also donated more than $ 218,000 to the Dell Children's Medical Center, the hospital that served River before he died, People reported, adding that the donation was in honor of his son and the work the doctors did to comfort them during the tragic experience.
Tyler McCarthy of Fox News contributed to this report.