‘Superman’ Benefit for 4-year-old drowning victim to be held in Walker
POSTED: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 1:39pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 3:45pm
WALKER, LA (NBC33) — The tragic death of a 4-year-old boy has shaken the town of Walker. Tonight, the community will come together to honor his memory, as well as provide support for his family.
“It’s everybody coming together to help friends and family with the burial expense,” Jason Darbonne, a family friend, explained about tonight’s event. “We’re just trying to show support.”
Nathan “Superman 8” Landry passed away on Saturday, June 23. The child drowned while playing in the family’s swimming pool.
Tonight, Monday, June 25, the community will come together at the Walker Parks and Recreation center for a special jambalaya benefit and series of baseball games.
“All he wanted to do was play baseball and be a superhero,” Darbonne said when describing Nathan. “They’ve made some patches and they’re going to bring an iron on press for anyone of the players who want to add the patch to their sleeves.
The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. All of the proceeds raised will go to the Landry family.
A memorial account has been set up at Down Federal Credit Union.
Nathan's funeral will be Wednesday, June 27 at Seale a funeral home in Denham Springs. Visitation starts at 10:00 am. and the service at 2:00 p.m.
“I found a great spot for my baby,” Kayla Landry, mother of Nathan, writes. “It’s under a 4 year old Magnolia tree. The tree can grow for my baby.”