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Community remembers Brayden Eidenshink

Posted at 12:03 AM, Nov 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 03:03:58-05

Hundreds of people said their final goodbyes to Brayden Eidenshink Saturday morning at the Bakersfield First Assembly of God.


Brayden impacted the lives of many through his brave heart and his journey toward finding one.


“He’s my hero,” said Brenda Eidenshink, Brayden’s mom. “Seeing what he went through and just holding him through all this painful stuff and him, not wanting to give up and still fighting.”


Brayden was a fighter his parents said.


At just 11 days old, Brayden had his first of many heart surgeries. He also spent nearly four and a half years on the transplant list.


He received a heart on October 10th. But, soon had complications. He passed away on November 7th at 7:17 p.m.


The family collected decorated rocks with hopeful and motivational words at Brayden’s service. They said they will soon hide them around town for everyone to find.


The family will post the locations of the rocks on their Facebook page, Brayden’s Brave Heart. They ask that once you find them, you share a picture, to keep Brayden’s memory alive.