Family seeks donations to cremate son
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida teenager lost his life after being hit by a car, but his organs saved four other lives.
Nay'Twaun Hardy,14, a good son, brother and a poet, was killed after he was running across Sheridan Street in Hollywood last Friday. "He wrote a lot of beautiful poems on his book. A lot about love and why he liked to write poems," said his mother Kamilah Hardy. "You know for a 14-year-old that has such detailed poems about love, it was amazing. "
Nay'Twaun was running to cross over to basketball at a near by park, when a red vehicle crashed into him. "I miss my baby ... we're gonna live on, we have to live on ... and we're gonna be OK," said Kamilah with tears in her eyes.
Kamilah said doctors pronounced him brain dead on Saturday. "I walked to his bedside and I looked at him and I touched his hands. I rubbed his arms and I was just asking him to come back to me coz I could tell he wasn't there," she said. "When I touched his arm it was cold. They told me that he was pronounced brain dead at about 11:59 on Saturday morning,"
Nay'Twaun's story was not over. His family decided to donate all of his organs. "The last thing I saw before I left the hospital was that they had a ultrasound and his heart was just pumping still," said his father Darryl. "And to know that it was still strong enough to save another kids life, that made me so proud to be his father."
Nay'Twaun's heart, liver and kidneys saved four lives. "My sons heart was like gold so that means that child who has his heart is going to have a heart of gold," said Kamilah.
Kamilah says, "That's my comfort to get over my pain is that he helped some one else."
"No matter what he's still here with us. Right here with us ... in our hearts forever," said Darryl.
The family needs help to cremate Nay'Twaun's remains. Anyone who would like to help them can do so by visiting any Wells Fargo bank branch and donating to the Nay' Twaun Hardy cremation fund.
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