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15-Year-Old Boy Died 9 Days After He Was Hit by Car: 'We Talked to Him Until His Heart Stopped Beating'

Braden Davis succumbed to his injuries over a week after he was struck by a car while on the way to school in Georgia

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  • Braden Davis died last week, days after he was struck by a car on the way to school in Georgia

  • The driver was crossing the roadway at a green light when Braden stepped in front of the car’s path, the Cobb County Police Department said

  • "The ripples of his good act will continue for many many years to come," his mom Emily Little said about "his generous gift of organ and tissue donation"

A 15-year-old boy died days after he was struck by a car on the way to school.

The boy, identified as Braden Davis by Fox affiliate WAGA, died on Friday, March 29, at the hospital. His death came nine days after he was struck near South Cobb High School, the Cobb County Police Department said in a Facebook release.

Police said the driver was crossing the roadway at a green light around 8:42 a.m. local time when Braden stepped in front of the car’s path.

The Cobb County School District previously told WAGA that the victim was a student who was hit while walking to school.

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Braden, who would have turned 16 on Friday, April 5, was an organ donor and his mom believes he will now help at least 70 people.

"We went into the operating room when they did everything, and we talked to him until his heart stopped beating," mom Emily Little told WAGA. "We told him how much we loved him and how proud we were of him."

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A GoFundMe fundraiser launched by Little said the family finds "great solace in knowing that he was able to save and improve the lives of so many people through his generous gift of organ and tissue donation, and that the ripples of his good act will continue for many many years to come."

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The money spent on the fundraiser will go toward "family expenses."

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"Braden was such a fun spirited and adventurous kid, please keep him in your thoughts when you go on outdoor adventures this summer, and know that because of him others will adventure on," the tribute read. "His father and I will forever be proud of him."

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