Granger Smith and his wife Amber are celebrating their late son River‘s life by giving back to those in need.
Yesterday, just over two weeks after the 3-year-old tragically died in a drowning accident at home, Granger and Amber presented a check for $218,791 to Dell Children’s Medical Center, where River received medical attention before his death.
CBS Austin reported that Granger said in front of the Medical Center, “This is just the beginning. Let this be a small token of the gratitude that we’ve got for you guys.”
His wife Amber added, “I pray that nobody else ever has to go through what we’ve gone through, but if they do, I hope they come here because y’all were incredible.”
The couple donned River tribute t-shirts which were online as a part of a fundraiser Granger and his team launched to donate funds to Dell. Smith said, “This shirt has a Yee Yee Excavator on it (Riv’s favorite thing to do was watch excavators scoop up dirt) and is red – Riv’s favorite color.”
They posted this tribute video to River just last week: