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Community builds dream backyard for family torn by alleged road rage incident

Posted at 6:29 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 21:51:16-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - For the last five months, a South Bay family has been trying to navigate life without the rock of their family.

Horace Williams, a father of five, was killed in what police describe as a road rage incident.

Before he passed Williams hoped to give his daughters the backyard of their dreams. His two youngest are allergic to grass and can't go to most parks.

“He wanted to create a space for his girls to play like we had growing up," said John Williams, Horace's brother.

“Horace’s plans were taking off, everything was falling into place, and then that had to happen to him.”

John wanted to finish what his brother wasn't able to. He made a call to the Channel 93.3 segment 'Make Happiness Happen' with Kramer and Geena.

“None of us can imagine being in that spot in the first place, but we just knew if we could make this happen, and we didn’t know that we could, but if we could make this happen we definitely wanted to do it," said Steve Kramer, co-host of Kramer and Geena Mornings.

The community's response blew John's family away.

In addition to turf from Evo Turf, they received a playground from Playground Warehouse and a garden from Rancho Valhalla Nursery.

“Seeing what’s going on here in this backyard and knowing what my brother wanted to achieve, and seeing it actually getting done, it’s overwhelming. It’s just amazing," said John.

A Go Fund Me has been set up to support the family.