Russian-speaking boy in Florida died because of a driver who passed a red light: his organs were sent for a transplant
A family of Russian-speaking immigrants from South Florida donated organs to their 11-year-old son after the boy had an accident. The details were shared by the edition WSVN.
Anthony Resnik died two weeks after he was hit by a car while crossing the street in Sunny Isles Beach. It happened on February 10, and on February 24, Anthony died from his injuries.
“This is my first night at home,” said Anthony's mother Inna Trachtenburg. “I was there with Father Anthony. We were there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you look at the vital signs, he was a perfectly healthy child who could be discharged from the hospital, but this did not happen because his brain was dead. "
Trachtenburg still wears a visitor sticker from the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood.
Anthony was a happy, athletic child. Just two months before the boy's 12th birthday, he was pronounced dead.
“Every second I was hoping that he would wake up,” Trachtenburg said. “It's a kind of numbness, a feeling mixed with so much grief that I don't know if it will ever heal. Everyone knew him as a kind, intelligent and very honest child. "
His older sister Tatiana was with him during the accident.
“They went to CVS to get soda for his friends,” said the mother of the deceased.
An 11-year-old boy was hit by a car while walking along a pedestrian crossing at 163rd Street and Collins Avenue at about 19:00, writes WSVN... According to reports, the driver slipped into a red light.
“It was a terrible tragedy and we are all heartbroken,” said Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Dwight Snyder.
The young victim was airlifted to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in critical condition. The driver stayed where he was.
“It happened near the park,” said Sunny Isles Beach Deputy Mayor Larisa Svechina. - Here children cross the street. This is happening more and more often. "
City leaders said the incident is a reminder to parents to talk to their children.
“I hope that each parent will talk to their child and remind him how important it is, first of all, to put on a helmet and look in both directions,” Svechina said.
The family decided to donate organs
Now the boy's family is trying to move forward, so it gives life to others.
“He was not only my brother, he was my best friend. We were very close, so it really hurts me to see what is happening, - said Tatiana. "But I'm glad that he has friends who were by his side."
Anthony's mother revealed that they decided to donate his organs, and although he left, they hope to find peace knowing that he is still helping others.
“I will know that part of Anthony is still walking the earth and helping others to grow and be happy,” she said.
Anthony Resnik Boulevard
In honor of Anthony, people lay flowers, balloons and stuffed toys at the scene. Passers-by are saddened and outraged by the tragedy.
“Very, very, very sad,” said a stranger.
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“My child is 7 years old,” said one of the women. "He lives in this city, and what is happening is shocking."
Residents are outraged that drivers often exceed the speed limit at the spot where the boy was hit. Police officers patrol the area to stop any driver passing a red light.
“I don’t see people speeding in Golden Beach or Bal Harbor, but for some reason there are a lot of them in Sunny Isles,” said one of the residents.
The public has created a petition for Change.orgto change the name of Sunny Isles Boulevard to Anthony Resnik Boulevard. At the moment, there are more than 3000 signatures under the petition.
“I hope that there will be many changes with his name in the city where we live, because there are many families with small children here,” concluded Trachtenburg.
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