American country singer Granger Smith has shared the heartbreaking news of the death of his 3-year-old son, River in a drowning accident.
Granger and wife Amber have also confirmed their decision to donate River’s organs to sick children in desperate need. The couple delivered the news to the public via Facebook posts on Thursday.
“I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith,” Granger wrote. “Following a tragic accident, and despite the doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived.”
It was confirmed that River died in a “drowning accident at home” according to the family’s representative.
The ‘Backroad Song’ singer finds comfort in knowing that River is already in God’s hands. It’s admirable that the Smith family have decided to donate their son’s organs to children in desperate need of a transplant.
“Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life. Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father,” he continued.
Granger also expressed in his post the joy of River’s life to their family and as well as the pain of his death.
“Riv was special. Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts. If there are words to say more, I cannot find them at this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this,” he added.
Along with Granger’s post is a photo of him and River at a table. The photo shows their loving and joyful father son relationship. It is such a heartbreaking moment for the couple to share this sad news. Let’s all pray for God’s comfort and strength for the Smith family.
Reference: Fox News