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June 25, 2015

N.J. boy's organs donated to save other children

The 10-year-old died Wednesday in a boating accident

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Christopher D'Amico Jr. PhillyVoice

Ten-year-old Christopher D'Amico Jr. died Wednesday from a head injury after he was struck by the boat rented by his father.

The family of 10-year-old Christopher D'Amico Jr., who died in a boating accident Wednesday, said it will donate the boy's organs to save other children's lives in his honor.

In a Facebook post, the boy's mother, Laura Tyrpak D'Amico, of Mount Arlington, in Morris County, New Jersey, called the boy a "hero."

"Christopher's gifts...his heart valves will save up to 5 children live..his humerus bone will save a 7 year old girl dying of cancer in south Jersey...his eyes will help 2 blind children see...," she wrote.

According to, the boy died Wednesday from a head injury that occurred when a he was hit by a rental pontoon boat driven by his father, Christopher D'Amico.

Following the incident, the 10-year-old was flown by helicopter to Morristown Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, reports.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation. 

The boy's family has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral expenses.

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