A young boy tragically passed away while riding a horse at a rodeo in Louisiana.
10-year-old Legend Williamson was an active young boy from Texas who was looking forward to attending the Texas Region Junior High Rodeo in DeRidder, Louisiana.
As the boy was getting ready for the finals, however, a tragic accident occurred as the horse he was on reared up and fell on the child, crushing him in the process.
Though the young rodeo enthusiast was immediately rushed to the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away.
“As I was crying out to God to save my son, and I was begging him not to take my son, I knew Legend was going to lead thousands of people to Christ. That was his mission in life,” the boy’s grieving mom, Raegan, said in an interview with KYTX.
“He did the goat-tying event, the calf-breakaway event and he was a header in the team roping event,” father Kelly added.
“If he touches more people after death than he did before, then his life was worth it.”
Following the tragic accident, the Texas Junior High Rodeo Association paid a touching tribute to the young aficionado in a Facebook post.
“Our rodeo family is hurting big time tonight. Lord hear our prayers,” they wrote.
“Wrap your arms around the Williamson family and Region 5 families Lord we know you have a plan for our lives and we believe in You.”
It has since also come to light that the horse Legend was riding likely collapsed after suffering a brain aneurysm or heart attack.
Our thoughts are with Legend’s family and friends during these challenging times.
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