Trayvon Martin's Parents Sends Message To Family Of The Boy Killed In The Boston Marathon Attacks

The parents of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin,  sent a message to the family of the 8-year-old boy who was killed in the Boston Marathon explosions.

Martin Richard, 8, was pictured on Facebook holding a peace sign created in response to a lesson by his teacher about the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, which prompted the parents of Trayvon Martin to send a special message to the family of Martin Richard.

The statement released on Tuesday reads as follows:

“Our hearts are broken over the tragedy in Boston yesterday. Our family sends our sincerest condolences to all of those who have been affected by this terrible situation. We especially would like to send a message to the family of eight year old, Martin Richard.

We have come to understand that the peace sign that Martin is holding in a photo being circulated throughout the media, was created in response to a lesson by his teacher about the death of our son. From our family to yours’, we are praying for you, thinking about you and will remember your son for the rest of our lives.”

Martin was standing by the finish line with his family Monday afternoon when an explosion tore through the area, killing him and two others, and injuring 176. Richard’s mother, Denise, suffered a brain injury and his 6-year-old sister, Jane, reportedly lost a leg. His father, Bill, has asked well-wishers to keep the family in their prayers.


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  • Marisa

    Sad all around and the irony of lil Martin’s drawing pray for all affected including this family we got sick people roaming the world. Now I just heard somebody is sending poison mail addressed to the President and a Senator. Remember when they declared the anthrax killer committed suicide are we sure that dude wasn’t a patsy, also now that a major sporting event has been hit, think back to the Super Bowl blackout are we sure that was just the electric company’s ill-timed goof, just a thought.

    I used to feel bad that I never had chances to watch any sporting events especially my favorite teams in person, don’t feel that bad about it anymore. We got the Derby next month and the NBA playoffs this week I see major lockdowns. Also noticed the suspects that was floating around first it was some poor Saudi kid who is injured they keep questioning, now its be on the lookout out for a brotha with guess what a hoodie and an accent. These conservative media outlets have been licking their chops for this bomber to be either a Arab/Muslim or somebody else of color. Lastly notice how once again the country rallies together during a tragedy but cant get that unity any other time, we are more than capable of being a unified country but plenty are in the business of making sure we don’t.

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  • josephine bridgers

    In a world filled with plenty, we still thirst for peace
    In a world filled with plenty, we still face injustice.
    In a world filled with plenty, we argue about the right to
    preserve life, not take a life with no profound reason.
    In a world of plenty, there are still some who agenda are to
    kill and destroy, not to help mankind.
    Our heart goes out to the lost ones, who lives have been destroyed by
    the indifferences of craziness, are we more than that. Hostile,it is sad when some people can’t be decret and fool people about their hatred. People think they have control but, their a higher power, Jehovah, God Knows even though, we think he isn’t listening to our cry, he hears and his time will come, even though we are hurting and the grip of pain is beyond our understanding. When God restore peace, with the glory of his reign, this will enlightened us of how much he loves us, how much he cares. God will free this world of all its sins, it will be wonderful. It is more, more than we could ever imagined this showes God ‘s love.