CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Josiah Beane loved Mickey Mouse, trucks and playing with his baby sister.
Josiah was born July 18, 2011, and on Nov. 20, 2013, lost his battle with gastroschisis when he died at Charleston Area Medical Center's Women and Children's Hospital. Gastroschisis is a condition where infants are born with their intestines protruding from the abdomen.
During his short lifetime, he had seven surgeries as his parents, Amanda and J.D. Beane of Sissonville, struggled to learn about his condition and get the best possible treatments.
But they lost their outgoing and loving son when he was only 2.
His parents had finished Christmas shopping in October and already had gifts for Josiah.
Instead of looking forward to the holidays, they found themselves getting ready for their son's funeral before Thanksgiving.
"We were at the mall looking for something for Josiah to be buried in and we happened to walk by the Salvation Army tree," Amanda said. "We glanced at the names and there was a 2-year-old named Nathan. That was Josiah's middle name."
The little boy wore the same size clothing as Josiah, whose complete name was Josiah Lee Nathaniel Beane. The child whose name was plucked from the tree also had the same interests as Josiah. Nathan also loved Mickey Mouse and trucks.
Amanda, 20, and J.D., 24, thought of their son's Christmas gifts tucked away in the basement of their home.
They decided Nathan should have their son's presents.
"I think Josiah would be proud of us for our decision," Amanda said. "It wasn't doing us any good to keep them."
J.D. added, "My parents always taught me to give someone the shirt off my back if they needed it."
On Friday morning, the couple delivered a large bag of Christmas gifts to the Salvation Army for a 2-year-old needy child named Nathan. The gifts included Mickey Mouse toys, trucks, clothes and books.