BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A young man who captivated an entire community with his giving spirit is now forever memorialized by the city of Baton Rouge.
The overpass on North Boulevard has been named the "Trevor J. Sims Memorial Bridge." The sign naming the bridge was unveiled Friday morning.
"Normally, we dedicate bridges and streets to individuals who have lived a long, long life and they're elderly," said Councilwoman Tara Wicker, D-District 10, East Baton Rouge Metro Council. "This young man, in his short 11 years, made an impact on this community and this country and I believe, in my opinion, did more service to this community than most people do in a lifetime in just his 11 years."
When given the opportunity to make a dying wish, instead of going to Disney World or meeting a celebrity, Trevor's dream was to help feed the hungry.
He lost his battle with cancer in October, but in the months before his death, helped raise more than 34,000 pounds of food and $64,000 for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank through the "Trevor's Wish" campaign.
He was only 11 years old, but his memory lives on through that wish to feed the hungry in the area.