WEST - Belton 9-year-old Brandon Sing received a liver transplant only a month ago. It saved his life. But while other kids might be resting during their recovery. Sing had a different plant.
He wanted to ride on a float at Westfest to convince more people to sign up as organ donors. Braden met several other patients who still need transplants during treatment and wants to save them.
"They're waiting for liver transplants, skin transplants, everything. I want to help my friends at Texas Children's Hospital," Braden Sing said. "I have a friend named Susu and she's waiting for a double lung transplant."
It was past the float registration deadline but the parade chairman made an exception. Of course, you need more than one person on a float, so Sing's grandmother called Darren Sinkule who knows people around West. After he made some calls, there were 13 organ donors coming out to ride on the float.
"We're like a family, when you receive a second chance at life you become part of a family, and we are all interested in having the ability to bring awareness to organ donation," Sinkule said.
Braden got to ride in the parade but he also wants to register at least two hundred people on Donate Life Texas to give his friends a fighting chance. Braden and his family stayed on the festival grounds after the parade to sign people up.
If you would like to sign up go to DonateLifeTexas.org