Hillsboro: Softball tournament held in memory of infant who died

Published: Sep. 7, 2019 at 6:58 PM CDT
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Saturday a softball tournament fundraiser was held in honor of Finn Pope, an 11-month-old boy whose tragic death resulted in three people's lives being saved.

A total of 22 teams, and dozens of more people came out to support the Pope family.

In July, Finn suffered two separate brain aneurysms that would ultimately take his life.

In the days after the parents Austin and Taylor, decided to donate their son's organs.

"It was really important for us that his life still has meaning," says mother Taylor Pope.

"He became an organ donor and saved 3 lives. So for us he’s a hero."

Calling him Finn the Hero, donating his heart, liver and kidneys to three different individuals.

Proceed from the event benefited the Pope's foundation titled "Finn the Hero's Foundation."

It aims to spread awareness about organ donation and benefit other families in the organ donation process.

In addition to the tournament, Finn was honored with a proclamation from the city of Hillsboro, declaring September 7th a day in his honor.

"It’s overwhelming, it’s heart warming that everyone would come and support our little boy," says Austin Pope.

"It means the world to us."