Boy Scouts Urged to Be at University Health at 11AM Tuesday in Honor of Scout
The family of Hallsville, Texas Boy Scout Thomas Larry have decided to donate his organs to others. A ceremony is planned Tuesday to honor Larry.
The hospital will hold a flag raising ceremony to mark this event. The procedure to harvest Thomas' organs begins at 11am and a flag will be raise in his honor at that time.
The family is asking for scouts to show up in uniform for this event. As the medical procedure begins, the flag will be raised and it will be lowered once the procedure is completed. It will then be given to the family.
The 11-year-old boy was one of three scouts who died in a tragic accident at Lake O' the Pines in Northeast Texas. Two teenagers died at the scene, but Larry was airlifted to University Health but he died Monday. The sailboat the scouts were in came in contact with a power line.
Here's the latest message from Thomas' Mom:
My sweet baby angel has his angel wings. I have always called him my sweet angel baby and he was.
Those who know and love my son know how living and generous his heart was. Thomas was always wanting to give things and do for others. Well, now he is doing so in a big way. We are donating his organs so that God, through Thomas, can give the gift of life to others. It's what he would have wanted.
My heart is breaking into so many pieces but I know Thomas is where God wants him, which is with him.
Thank you all for the love, prayers and support. Kedrick and the boys and I, my whole family, we're so grateful for all of the love and support from everyone. We have felt all the love and prayers and it helped so much!
A Gofundme account has been set up to help the Larry family pay for the medical costs and now funeral expenses.