A "wonderful little boy" who was brave until the very end - the legacy of Tasmanian boy Archie "Bear" Green lives on.
The seven-year-old was killed in a tragic boating accident at Prosser River in early 2020.
But out of his death, came some hope, with Archie's organs used to help save the lives of five strangers.
Now, on what would have been his ninth birthday, August 8 will serve as a day to celebrate Archie's legacy, while acknowledging those on the front-line who dedicate their lives to saving others every single day.
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Archie's 100 aims to encourage others to consider organ and blood donation, with a fundraising event in Hobart on Sunday aiming to raise $20,000 to fund medical equipment and research for the Royal Hospital Hospital's neonatal and paediatric intensive care unit.
In Launceston, Northern supporters of the Green family will also converge at Royal Park to take part in 100 minutes of exercise - all in support of DonateLife, Triple Zero operations and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Archie's father Damien Green said Sunday was all about keeping his son's legacy alive, while thanking all those involved in his rescue and care.
"It all came about ... we just wanted to shout Archie's name as far as we can. His little legacy that he left behind - we just want to tell the world about it. We are just so proud of him," he said.
"He loved to count to 100 - so that's where Archie's 100 came from.
"It's an honour to be able to keep what he did for the others alive, with the organ donation. But also, to recognise all the emergency service people who help us.
"They help people every single day and we want to acknowledge that."
An aviation firefighter based in Hobart, some of Mr Green's Northern colleagues from Launceston Airport also got behind the cause on Thursday - rolling up their sleeves to donate blood in support of Australian Red Cross Lifeblood.
All in the name of the Archie's 100 Lifeblood Team, family friend Matt Miller said it was an honour to support such an inspiring legacy.
"Damien and I actually recruited together, so I have known him for about nine years," Mr Miller said.
"It's all about raising awareness ... giving blood is such an easy, but important thing to do.
"I would encourage everyone, if they can, to sign up for the organ donation register or to consider donating blood."
Mr Green said blood donations made a huge difference to his son's final days - allowing the family more time with Archie as the necessary steps for organ donation were made.
He also stressed the importance of having conversations with friends and family - because you never know what could happen.
"Before Archie's accident, we hadn't had that [organ donation] conversation," he said.
"It was quite a shock to us and we had the horrible conversation in the horrible room at the hospital and we were certainly not expecting that.
"It was a big shock and it was a hard one to take. I'm sure if we had had that conversation ... it would have made it easier - decision wise I guess."
Along with Sunday's celebrations, the lights of Town Hall in Hobart and Launceston have this week been lit up green in honour of Archie's family name.
As for the legacy his son has left behind, Mr Green said Archie's bravery would always inspire him.
"He was a wonderful little kid. He was a great big brother and he loved everything kids love - treats, his family, his cousins," he said.
"He loved playing, and he particularly loved Lego.
"He was just such a cool little fella. I guess, the bravery that I see in him is donating his organs and being able to last a little bit longer.
"It was quite a big process, the organ donation. We had to keep him going for a couple more days, and to be able to do that - he was so brave and I am just so proud of him.
"We've have had an amazing amount of support from all over Australia. It's really crazy. We didn't set out for it to be this big, but we're just so happy to have his legacy out there."
Sunday's 100 minutes of exercise in Launceston will get underway at 10.45 am at Royal Park.
For more information on the cause, to register or to make a donation - visit archies100.com.au.
To book a blood or plasma donation, visit lifeblood.com.au or download the Donate Blood app.
If you'd like to join Archie's 100 Lifeblood Team, sign up when you donate so your donation is added to the tally of lives saved.
To register as an organ donor or for more information, visit donatelife.gov.au.
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