Xander Vento became a hero at age 4. He held his 3-year-old friend above the water when they slipped in over their heads at the neighborhood pool. But just a few seconds under water claimed Xander’s life.
Parents Cris and Misty, and sisters Jade and Brooklyn, had to say goodbye to the boy voted Most Loving at his preschool. They found hope in donating his organs and tissues.
“This has given me peace,” Cris said. “I choose to believe he lived out what he was destined to do. I feel honored to call him my son.”
“Hope is knowing that even in pain you can do something for others that gives them hope,” Misty said. She also finds hope in teaching water safety through the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition.