River was three years old when a tragic accident ended his life. The child drowned in his house. Granger Smith shared the unfortunate news through their social networks.
The country music singer assured that the doctors did not manage to revive his son.
Through Instagram, the singer shared an image in which he appears with his son River. In the post he shared the following words: “I have to deliver unthinkable news, we have lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith, a tragic accident and, despite the efforts of the doctor, could not be revived.”
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I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived. 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. 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 in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this. . . In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible.
“Amber and I made the decision to say goodbye for the last time and donate their organs so that other children have a second chance in life. Our family is devastated and disconsolate, but we are proud to know that he is with the Heavenly Father, “the musician added.
As reported by La Botana, the musician and his wife have requested that instead of bringing flowers to their son, the interested parties better donate to “Dell Children’s Medical Center” on behalf of River.