For the first time since the tragic death of their three-year-old son, River, on June 6, Granger Smith and wife Amber are speaking out in a new 28-minute video, Finding Light in Our Darkest Time. The video, which was released via YouTube on June 19, features clips and photos of River.

The couple speaks directly to the camera, sharing some of the details surrounding River’s tragic accident, while thanking fans and hospital staff for their care, love and support. Granger revealed the accident occurred when he was outdoors doing gymnastics with London, while River and Lincoln were playing with water guns. “Somewhere between 30 seconds and three minutes—we don’t know—Amber and I are inside our pool gate doing CPR on our son,” says Granger.

Granger and Amber asked that donations be made to Dell Children’s Medical Center, the Central Texas hospital where River was treated. In addition, Granger and Amber honored River with a T-shirt, which is on sale now for $21.99, that features an excavator adorned with “Riv,” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dell Children’s Medical Center. Donations in River’s memory and T-shirt sales have raised more than $100,000 for Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Watch Finding Light in Our Darkest Time in the link below.

Country star Granger Smith opens up about final moments with son who drowned


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