Southern Indiana family honors victims of Sandy Hook School shooting

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 26 at 3:02 PM

LANESVILLE, Ind. – 7 year-old Kameron Walter’s bright idea to help honor the victims of Sandy Hook exploded across the world.

The 2nd grader was heartbroken when he learned the families affected by the deadly school shooting would have a Christmas filled with sadness he wanted to do something special, and with the help of his parents he launched a Facebook event called Angel of Light in hopes of getting people to light 26 candles and say prayers for those who lost their lives on December 14th.

“It made me feel kind of sad for them, because they wouldn’t get to open present or get to be with their family,” Kameron said.

From Texas to India, people all across the world joined his group. In total more than 3,000 people said they would participate on Christmas Eve.

“I thought it would just stay in the Lanesville town and Corydon. I didn’t think it would fo all over the world,” Kameron said

Kameron’s parents say they are incredibly humbled and proud of their son.

“ It’s sad that at this age they have to even fathom what’s going on, but the compassion he has shown has helped to bring out in us that sometimes as adults we bury.  We can’t help but pass it along, “ Jeanne Walter said.
 

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