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Anonymous person pays it forward in memory of 8-year-old who died from cancer

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MIDLAND (WJRT) -

(12/06/12) - Eight-year-old Jayden Lamb died of cancer last month.

His passing has touched the hearts of many people, inspiring them to help others.

People are paying it forward in his memory.

Jayden's father said his son loved to giving to others.

Now people are continuing his legacy by paying it forward, like paying someone else's bill at a restaurant.

One person did that by donating a diamond ring to the Salvation Army.

Tom Lamb remembers the final days with his son Jayden, who lost his life after battling cancer for two years.

"Everybody had a turn saying goodbye to him. It's hard to do, but I held him and I was rocking him. I looked down and I kissed him and told him it was OK if he wanted to go to Jesus," Lamb said.

Jayden would have been 9 years old on Dec. 12. He loved playing with his toys. Trucks were precious to him. His family started a Facebook page this year called 'Keep on Truckin Team Jayden.'

"It's hard to imagine not having him anymore," Lamb said.

Jayden's death has people all over the world and in the community helping any way they can. There are powerful stories on his Facebook page about random acts of kindness.

One story stands out to Captain Brian Goodwill with the Salvation Army in Midland.

"On Tuesday, we were counting our kettles as we normally do and as we were going through one of our kettles, we found a golden diamond ring with a small tag attached to it that said, 'Paying it forward for Jayden," he said.

Goodwill says the ring will be sold in a silent auction at Jenkins Custom Jewelry's mall location in Midland.

The money raised will go to the Salvation Army.

"Thank you to the anonymous person that donated the ring. We have no idea who did it. Just know that it did go noticed and that the community will benefit from your random act of kindness for Jayden."

That silent auction starts Friday at Jenkins Custom Jewelry in the mall in Midland.

You can stop by any time during business hours to bid.

The closing date for the auction has not been set at this time.

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