Friends remember Cleveland teen


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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 12/28/2013 4:31 pm Published: 12/28/2013 11:02 am


The number 13 shined brightly on the Mid-Continent Tower Friday night.

FOX23 reported Friday that friends of Brock Norton organized the display to remember the teen.

Friends of the teen hit Twitter with a hashtag that gained a lot of attention.

The hashtag #shineforbrock minutes after admiring her dear friend's number on a downtown building, DJ Dawson took to social media. 

"Posting to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and trying to get a trend going for him," Dawson said.

Brock Norton was killed in a car accident only a week ago on Highway 64 near 177th West Avenue. Troopers told Fox23 Norton's truck slid on the ice and he was ejected.

Dawson wanted to find a way to remember him.

"I was lighting a candle and I was like, "Shine for Brock," Dawson said. "What other way to describe Brock than just a guy who shined and outshone anyone."

So she took a picture and posted it to social media. Now others are doing the same.

"Taking pictures of candles, any kind of flame and hashtagging "ShineforBrock."

And Friday night she took pictures of a different kind of light, as the Mid-Continent Tower downtown displayed Norton's baseball number.

It was something Mike Goodman, a family friend, organized.

"We can empathize with a parent who is going through what they are, but in no way can you ever endure the pain they are going right now," Goodman said. "So this is a nice, neat way of doing something to memorialize him for them one last time."

And it just so happens it shone brightly on the night of Norton's funeral.

"This is just showing people that so many people cared about him," Dawson said. "I know it's going to be great for the family as well to know that he has reached out and impacted so many different people in so many ways"

The display demanded quite the attention Friday night. The lights stayed on until midnight.


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Mayor Maynot - 12/28/2013 2:47 PM
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No news here. Some of these crummy reporters can't even form a sentence. When will Fox get more professional reporters.
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