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Child Organ Donor Honored at Rose Bowl

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Bryce Autry was only 6-years-old when he lost his life.

In March 2012, he fell out of a wagon while playing out side and stopped breathing.

 Aria Autry, Bryce's mom, said,"His face was gray and his lips were blue so I knew that was a bad sign and I went and tried to do CPR, but you're at that point of shock sets in and you just can't think."

Bryce was rushed to Bozeman deaconess where doctors were stumped.

Bryce's dad added, "In Billings they did a MRI overhand and found he had a Chiari malfunction."

Bryce's brain had slipped into his spinal column which caused him to stop breathing and all automatic functions to stop.

"The top of your spine it curves away usually away from the spinal cord and his curved into his spinal cord so he had pressure from the front and then his brain slipping down in the back."

Bryce passed away five days later.

But today-- he is a hero.

"There was no doubt in my mind. I would rather his organs go to somebody else."

His organs--- including his kidney, his liver and his corneas--- have been donated to people across the united states.

"That's a really good feeling knowing that other people don't have to go through what we went through and that he still out there alive."

"It was a loss for us, but we knew by donating his organs that somebody wasn't going to have to go through what we went through."

And the need for organs is always there.

Megan Clark from Life Center Northwest said "In the United States there's over 110,000 people waiting for a life saving transplant so that waiting list continues to grow and doesn't get smaller."

And mom and dad say it was the right decision.

"I knew he was going to do some great things, but he's doing something great for others."

"It may be a hard decision, but its the right decision because other people can have that opportunity to keep going on."

Bryce will be honored at the Rose Parade on New Year's day.

His floragraph will be displayed along with 80 other donors.

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