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9-year-old killed in Thanksgiving hunting accident saves 3 lives with organ donation

Posted at 10:09 AM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 12:26:21-05

WILLISTON, SC — A family in South Carolina is devastated after losing their 9-year-old son on Thanksgiving Day. Colton Williams was accidentally shot and killed by his dad while they were rabbit hunting.

His family said on Facebook that three lives were saved because of Colton’s organ donation. Colton was able to donate his kidneys and liver.

Colton Williams smiled big when he caught this fish two weeks ago with his dad and grandparents.

"This is hard. We are thankful to god for the 9 years we had with him, though. He was the brightest light in our lives," Colton’s grandfather said.

He was on the honor roll at Kelly Edwards Elementary School.

The district posted this about him last night, saying counselors will be on hand Monday morning.

Colton's grandfather also told us his grandson "took piano lessons, won the marksmanship award at Camp Woodie, loved every sport and was a huge Clemson tiger fan."