"He understands that someone had to die in order for him to get this gift," explains Shannon DeRossett.
Her son, 9-year-old Nick DeRossett was born with a birth defect that caused him to need a liver transplant. And, after 17-months on a wait list, he finally got one a few weeks ago at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
"Ever since he was born, we've known he was going to need the transplant eventually. So, we when we got that call three and half weeks ago, when knew it was coming but still it was a shock to us. He's done fantastically well," comments Shannon.
While Nick recovers at the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati, his baseball league, Northern Cal Ripken, is holding a rummage sale for him Saturday at Kenawood Park called "Our Brother on the Ball Field."
"Both parents are having to miss work to stay with him and insurance won't cover for any of the travel expenses or the lodging expenses or what not and you know we kind of wanted to do something to help," says League President Billy Hobbs.
Friday night, people dropped off donations for the rummage sale. Nick's family says it isn't the first time they've seen support like this. Last year, Nick threw out the first pitch at the Lexington Legends' Make-A-Wish game and his family and friends packed the stands.
His mother says his family is grateful to live in such a caring community, "they've always been like this, last spring, he was part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and they just made this huge thing out of it at Legends park and probably a thousand people showed up and it's just been amazing."
The rummage sale will take place Saturday at Kenawood Park from 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. If you can't make it out, you can still donate to the Nick DeRossett fund at any Central Bank location.