A Superhero Send-Off for 4-Year-Old Lubbock Boy Who Will Save Lives as an Organ Donor
An event to honor a young Lubbock boy will provide him a superhero send-off on Friday, July 8th, 2022.
Last week a 4-year-old boy was involved in a possible drowning. An official report from the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office stated that a boy was found unconscious in a pool on July 2nd when LCSO and the Woodrow Fire Department arrived on scene. The boy, now identified as Crosby Pruitt, was taken to Covenant Medical Center by EMS and put on life support.
Friends of the family have planned an Honor Walk for Crosby, known as Capes for Crosby, and will be at Maxey Park on 24th Street starting at 2 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as superheroes that Crosby loved.
Crosby Pruitt will be taken off life support some time after this send-off, and his family has decided to help Crosby stay a superhero after life. He will save many lives via the gift of organ donation, allowing other children with conditions that require transplants the opportunity of a second chance at life. Crosby will live on through the lives he will help save.
The family of Crosby Pruitt issued a statement to the community Thursday morning via Covenant Health:
Thank you for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers during the past few days. While the loss of our beloved Crosby is great, our faith in God remains strong. Crosby was a superhero from the day he joined our family. In death, his legacy of love and life will continue through the organs shared with other families in need.
A superhero is one who has abilities like no other; one who helps the world become a better place. Our Crosby, with God’s hand, is a true superhero – giving to others so they may love their family, laugh with their siblings, and embrace the joy they share.
As a family, we will take the time to honor our son and brother. We pray for peace and ask for privacy in the days ahead as we remember Crosby.
According to Covenant Health, while the Pruitt family is "supportive of the event" at Maxey Park, immediate family is not expected to attend.
KAMC news reports that the Pruitt family asked that support be directed to sign up for Donate Life Texas in support of being a superhero like Crosby and aid those in need of organ transplants after life. A memorial fund has also been created through Plains Capital Bank.
More information can be found on the Facebook event page with a heartfelt thank you on behalf of Crosby Pruitt and his family.