A 24-year-old who was hit by a car in Fernandina Beach and later died is living on through organ donation, his father says.
Joshua Frazier was walking to work on Sadler Road on June 19 when he was hit by a car.
He was taken to UF Health Jacksonville.
“They did a few brain tests to see how much brain damage and they said he was brain-dead,” his father, Don Frazier, said.
Sunday would have been Joshua Frazier’s 25th birthday.
Instead of a celebration, his family got together for a memorial. They left a balloon and flowers near the spot where he was hit.
“He was loved by so many of his friends and family -- his job,” Don Frazier said. “I want him remembered by that.”
Frazier said his son also lives on through organ donation. He said his organs were donated to five people.
His father tells me his heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas and liver were given to others fighting for their lives. pic.twitter.com/qHYjS7XDYC— Deanna Bettineschi (@DeannaANjax) June 26, 2017
“His heart, lungs, liver, pancreas and kidneys,” Don Frazier said.
The family was given a letter and a medal for Joshua Frazier’s lifesaving decision.
“I want him to be remembered as he’s an organ donor and hopefully everyone can do the same thing he did,” his father said.
Frazier said he hopes one day he’ll meet the people who received his son’s organs.
Joshua Frazier worked at Flash Foods on Amelia Island. Eight Flash Food locations throughout the area are collecting money to help the family with expenses related to his death.
Family is also raising money for expenses on a GoFundMe page.
Frazier worked at flash foods... he was on his way to work when he was hit by a car. pic.twitter.com/Ay5q0qbwsM— Deanna Bettineschi (@DeannaANjax) June 26, 2017
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