Hundreds gather to honor life of Albuquerque teen who saved father from house fire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The incredible life of 17-year-old Xaven Garcia was celebrated and remembered Friday.

Hundreds of his friends, family and community members gathered to lay the teen hero to rest, following a morning service at Our Lady of Guadalupe in the North Valley.

Last month, Xaven passed away after saving his father’s life in a house fire, but not before saving four more lives across the country through the gift of organ donation.

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Xaven was a senior at Valley High School. His classmates provided comfort and support to his family Friday.

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