Friends, family honor Garrin Fair year after his death

Friends, family honor Garrin Fair year after his death
(Source: Mandi Fair's Facebook Page)
(Source: Mandi Fair's Facebook Page)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

A year to the day a Jonesboro familys lives was turned upside down.

Now, they are remembering their loved one.
Wednesday marked a year of Westside Middle School student Garrin Fair's death after he was hit by a vehicle on Dan Avenue.
Mandy Fair, Garrin's mother, knows all too well the feeling of tragedy, especially nearing the holiday.

Instead of holding a candle light vigil, in Garrins honor, she is rallying to help one of her sons friends who recently had a stroke.

Angie Fair, Garrins Grandmother, his mother and friend, Savannah Walters, sat on the couch on Wednesday remembering him.

I wonder how big he would be right now and how deep his voice would be because it was just starting to change and crackle a little bit, Mandy said. I know if he was here, he would be playing football. He loved football so much.

Many people say Garrin was a giver and always wanted to help someone in need, especially his friends.

After learning Savannah Walters had a stroke, leaving her in Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital for several days, Fair set up a donation account to help Savannahs family.

I know no family is ever prepared for a tragedy, Fair said.

Bills are starting to come in and there's a lot of them, so I thank Mandi, Walters said as she started crying. 

Because of the sudden amount of bills, Walters family could possibly lose their home, but they say it is faith that keeps them going.

I know this is what Garrin would want me to do, Fair said. He always wanted to help someone. This community has been here for us and I just want to pay it forward.

If you are interested in donating to Walters donation account, visit the website here.

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