86R30761 BK-D
  By: Bonnen of Brazoria H.R. No. 1506
         WHEREAS, The tragic passing of Rory Antley Sheffield on
  August 23, 2016, at the age of three, brought an irreplaceable loss
  to all who knew and loved him, and his parents, Sherry-Dawn and
  Jason Sheffield, are honoring the memory of their precious son with
  the establishment of the organization Rory the Warrior, Inc.; and
         WHEREAS, Born on July 16, 2013, Rory was a vibrant and
  energetic boy who adored fire trucks; he was blessed with the
  affection of a family that included his older siblings, Cody,
  Lorelei, and Jae, and he was nicknamed his father's "Little
  Warrior"; and
         WHEREAS, While the family was vacationing on the Frio River
  in Concan, Rory became the victim of a tragic drowning accident; a
  volunteer firefighter who was nearby heard the family's 9-1-1 call
  and joined them in the effort to resuscitate the boy until he was
  life-flighted to a San Antonio hospital; after Rory passed away,
  his parents made the decision to donate his organs, an act of
  selflessness in their time of grief that brought hope and healing to
  other young children; and
         WHEREAS, Determined to help ensure that other families are
  spared the heartbreak they suffered, the Sheffields founded Rory
  the Warrior, Inc., with the goal of equipping first responders with
  the tools they need to save lives; with contributions from donors
  and sponsors, the organization purchases and provides funding for
  "hero bags," which are first aid kits for public safety personnel
  that contain emergency oxygen; the organization also delivers care
  packages, called "blessing bags," to families with children who are
  receiving treatment in an intensive care unit; and
         WHEREAS, Although Rory Sheffield's journey on this earth
  ended far too soon, his spirit lives on in the hearts of his loved
  ones and in the compassionate work being done by his namesake
  organization to support first responders and those they serve; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby commend Sherry-Dawn and Jason Sheffield for
  their dedicated efforts as the founders of Rory the Warrior, Inc.,
  and extend heartfelt condolences to the couple for the loss of their
  beloved son; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the Sheffields as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.