April 12th, 2013
07:20 AM ET

Organs of boy shot by playmate donated

Brandon Holt didn't make it to his 7th birthday. He won't graduate high school, won't get married, won't have kids of his own.

But in a way, he will live on.

The father of the Toms River, New Jersey, boy - who died earlier this week after being shot by his young playmate - said he and his wife decided to donate Brandon's organs, in hopes some good will come of their tragedy.


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  1. fernace

    This is such a sad situation! I hope the 4 yr old who shot his friend, gets therapy! He has to live w/this for the rest of his life! Adults could have prevented this by securing their guns! That's part of what the gun debate is about!!

    April 12, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    responsibility for that loaded gun has not yet been indicated.

    April 12, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Such a tragedy all around.

    April 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |