LACY LAKEVIEW (August 24, 2012)—The family of an 11-year-old boy who died more than 14 years ago is holding a garage sale Saturday in Lacy Lakeview to raise money for a trip to California where they will get to see the boy’s image rendered in flowers on a float in the Rose Bowl Parade.
Ronnie and Robbie Webster's son, Ryan Lee Webster, died at age 11 from a brain aneurysm.
"In March 13, 1998, Friday the 13th, Ryan went to the skating rink, I went to a haunted house and our parents went to eat at a local restaurant," Ryan's sister Brooke Webster-Newton said.
Their parents saw an ambulance pass by while they were eating, and later found out their son was in it.
When they arrived at the hospital, the doctors informed them that Ryan had suffered a brain aneurysm.
He was pronounced brain dead the next day.
His sister says that when Ryan passed away, he donated his organs and saved seven lives.
Recipients included a man who was later a groomsman in her wedding.
The family hopes that they will be able to travel to Pasadena, California to see one of the 72 floragraphs that will be displayed on the Donate Life float in the parade.
Brooke said the floragraph costs $3,500.
The garage sale will be held at 211 Cresthill Dr.