CARTER COUNTY, KY (WOWK) – 10-year-old Vinnie Osborne-Brown tragically misplaced his life after a freak accident involving a tree final month.
Earlier than the accident, Vinnie decided that will save a number of lives. After listening to about organ donations over the radio, he determined he would signal as much as be and organ donor.
Just a few months after he made this determination, a tree fell on Vinnie and one in all his brothers at their grandparent’s house in Floyd County. Vinnie was taken to Cabell-Huntington hospital after which placed on life assist.
On Aug. 19, 2020, Vinnie handed away.
Throughout this troublesome time, the Brown household says they’ve obtained a number of assist from not solely these of their neighborhood but in addition throughout the state.
On the East Carter Excessive College in Grayson, Kentucky, bikers and distinctive automotive homeowners got here out for a fundraising cruise-in. Its objective was to learn Vinnie’s household.
Many who’ve proven their assist for the household throughout this powerful time are from the realm, nonetheless, the organizers of the cruise-in weren’t.
Joshua Warren and his household traveled fairly a distance from Morehead, Kentucky to host this fundraiser in Vinnie’s hometown.
We heard the information of what occurred and we reached out to Vinnie’s dad and mom and we needed to do one thing.
Joshua Warren, occasion organizer
Vinnie’s father mentioned that they had by no means met Warren or his household earlier than the accident.
We didn’t even know the man that put all this collectively. He simply noticed a narrative on Fb whereas we have been nonetheless within the hospital.
Johnny Brown, Vinnie’s father
The household says they’ve obtained a lot assist from who they might have thought of strangers. Based on Vinnie’s mom, “they’re not strangers anymore.”
Over 100 members got here out to the cruise-in occasion and several other traveled an extended distance to be there.
Gary Burton and Chuck Littral rode their bikes from Lexington, Kentucky to indicate their assist for Vinnie’s household.
Due to Vinnie’s determination, his mom says he grew to become the hero he at all times needed to be.
He mentioned he needed to be well-known, he needed to interrupt world information and I feel he’s completed far more than that. He’s saving a number of lives.
Elizabeth Brown, Vinnie’s mom
Just a little boy, a pledge, and now a future for others.