(KCEN) -- A boy in Indiana is turning the loss of his little brother into comfort for other sick children.
He's been collecting toys to take to a hospital in his dead sibling's memory.
Brayden Bronstrup has many titles; friend, student, son. But he's most proud of the 2 months he was a big brother.
"My little brother Marco Joseph on the banner back there, he was 8 weeks when he passed," Brayden says.
At six weeks old, little Marco was diagnosed with SMA, Spinal Muscular Atrophy. His bones and muscles were degenerating.
It was a hard two weeks for the Bronstrups but not without touching moments.
When Marco was in the hospital they brought toys, a little red wagon full of toys and he had a little bear and the bear he clinched on to it for about the whole time he was in there until the last moments of his life.
It would be understandable for Brayden to try to forget his loss, try to ignore the hurt but instead he got to work on a toy drive for Riley Hospital.
"Thank you guys so much. I went around to every mailbox that I could and I passed out pamphlets saying what time it was, what to bring, we had a list of stuff to bring."
Saturday, the toys started pouring in one car load after another.
Brayden's hoping it will raise awareness for SMA and bring smiles to the kids at Riley.
And just maybe it will provide that special toy for another child to hold as they fight for life.