FORT WORTH — Three families will forever be linked by the death of 16-year-old motocross rider from Arizona.
Kenneth "Buddy" Wentworth died in a motocross accident during an event in North Texas last year. Months later, his organs were donated, saving the lives of two others, including one local toddler.
The three families reunited Wednesday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.
"Buddy had a big heart," said his mother Darbie Wentworth. "And he wouldn't have wanted it any other way,"
"They're a part of our lives now," said Kammy Marski. "Forever and ever."
Marksi's son, Eli, received Buddy's kidney. The operation saved the toddler's life.
Houston's Karla Sageth received Buddy's lungs.
"We are united as one now." said Sageth. "God said that we would all be brothers and sisters."
Wearing "#GiveLikeBuddy" bracelets, the families raised the Donate Life flag in the teen's honor.
They also released 20 doves.