Honor Walk Held At Renown For Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Hammond Who Died In Bounce House Accident
Our reporter on scene says that hundreds of people filled the halls of the Renown Tahoe Tower for a walk in honor of the girl who died in the bounce house accident this last weekend.
Our reporter on scene says that hundreds of people filled the halls of the Renown Tahoe Tower for a walk in honor of nine-year-old Elizabeth 'Lizzy' Hammond who died in the bounce house accident that happened on July 14th.
They say attendee's of the walk included Renown Staff, Reno Police, Washoe County Sheriff's, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, U.S. Army and other military personnel.
Our reporter says immediate family members were with her on the fourth floor, and brought her down to the first floor lobby which was packed with people honoring the girl.
The girls family is very involved in the community, her father is a service member and her brother was in uniform as well.
The girls mother and father walked next to her, followed by her grandfather and her dog.
Her siblings followed along with Renown staff who watched over her.
Even members of the soccer team she belonged to showed up, all in their uniforms to honor the girl.
The hallway on the first floor was completely silent, except for people crying, when the brought her through.
Renown believes this is the largest honor walk they have ever had.
In a statement they released Friday, on behalf of the Hammond family, they say that Lizzy was a vibrant little girl, full of life. She was an active volunteer in the local community where the helped feeding the homeless, shopping with the Sheriff, building care packages for local soldiers and providing school supplies to less-fortunate children in the area.
They say given her generous spirit, she will be donating her organs which will allow her to help upwards of 80-100 children nationwide. They believe that this would have been her wish.
They want to sincerely thank members of the Nevada National Guard, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Reno Fire Department, REMSA, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the wonderful nurses and doctors that helped and supported Lizzy through her final days with us.