One of teenager's last wishes was to start a toy drive for children battling deadly diseases
POSTED: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Monday, December 24, 2012 - 11:04am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Volunteers are carrying out the last wish of a 13-year-old Bakersfield, California boy.
Nathan Garcia, who lost his battle with brain cancer last Tuesday, collected thousands of toys to be delivered to sick children.
Thursday morning, volunteers tucked toys into boxes. Each one was donated because of Nathan, and each one moved closer to what the 13-year old wanted-- to brighten the holidays of sick children in hospitals.
"This is his, ah, his story," said Michael Garcia, Nathan's father.
Nathan's story ended too soon. On Tuesday night, he lost his battle with brain cancer. But, his legacy lives on.
Volunteers from Make-A-Wish, Hoffman Hospice and Reliable Moving and Storage, emptied the Garcia's garage and a packed pod and stuffed a truck with toys.
"We volunteered our services and our truck and our equipment to get that accomplished for him, to follow through what his dream and wish was," said Kevin Gutierrez,
Reliable Moving and Storage.
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