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Toy drive helps Batesville student's legacy live on

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

Parents of a Batesville High School student killed in a car crash honored their son this holiday season by doing a toy drive.

Camdon Osborn and Will Olson died in a car crash on Oct. 26 after the driver of the vehicle left the road and hit a tree at McHue and Brushy Roads in Batesville.

Nearly 2 months later, Camdon’s dad Cshawn Osborn found a way to let his son’s legacy shine.

“I thought, ‘How can we honor Camdon?’” Osborn said. “He liked to give to the community. He loved to help.”

Osborn and his wife, Kim, said Camdon had a heart to serve.

That is when the idea to set-up a toy drive to benefit children for the holidays popped into his head.

“I got to work and talked to my supervisor,” Osborn said. “He thought it was a great idea. That’s when he thought of the Children’s Hospital.”

Cshawn came up with the idea on Monday, Nov. 30, and the toy drive was held that following Saturday.

The Osborns collected a large trailer full of toys along with $1,400 in cash donations during the 5-hour event at the Batesville Walmart parking lot.

They said this is one way they can feel joy in their hearts despite the pain of losing their child.

“I would like to spend the holiday celebrating Camdon and life and what he did for our community and the service that he did,” Kim Osborn said.

Camdon’s parents said they also remembered the other children involved in the accident at the drive.

They said if anyone missed the drive, donations are still being accepted.

Toys can be dropped off at CenterPoint Energy, 460 Stanley Wood Dr., or the Murphy Law Firm, 1141 E. Main St. in Batesville before Friday Dec. 11. 

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