We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our family, friends, all the local businesses and individuals with their generous donations in making the Brayden Rodgers – Brace it for Brayden Benefit an amazing success.
Three-year-old Brayden Lee Rodgers died on Dec. 31, 2011 when an older model TV fell over on top of him and he sustained fatal head injuries. Rodgers family is formerly from Burrillville and currently resides in Surprise, Arizona. The young parents Heather Poole and Tyler Rodgers have been financially burdened with the cost of their son’s untimely death.
Hundreds of friends and family members organized a fundraiser on March 4 at the Elks Lodge in Smithfield. The family is still seeking donations and gift certificates, and hopes to promote awareness about the dangers surrounding older model TVs and small children. Every year, 150 children are killed by these TVs in the US.
This was a day we’ll never forget in remembering our love, Brayden. We are truly humbled to be part of such a supportive community.