SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Hundreds gathered at a candlelight vigil Thursday night to remember the life of 15-year-old Ryan Holyk.
Ryan was on is bike in a cross walk when he was struck by a sheriff deputy's patrol car May 23 as the deputy raced to call. He was taken off life support Wednesday afternoon.
Friends and loved ones gathered at the intersection of Sprague and Vista where that accident happened, sharing stories and recalling memories of a young man who was full of life.
"Some months he would just come up with random words and they would be his favorite words," said his friend Riley Baldwin. "Not too long ago his favorite word was llama."
Ryan's family announced on a Facebook support page that they would be donating his organ's in the hopes of providing a miracle for another family in need. Friends say that's exactly what he would have wanted.
"He helped somebody else, that's what he does, that's what he did," said friend Danielle Bennett. "Hearing all these stories from all the kids, that's all he did."
Ryan's family was not at the vigil. They said on Facebook they weren't ready yet, but appreciated the support.
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