Northeast Ohioans will never forget the day of the Chardon High School shootings. For those parents who lost children that day, their lives are forever changed.
One of those parents, the mother of Demetrius Hewlin, wants you to know how her son saved lives that day.
“Demetrius was a phenomenal young man,” says his mother, Phyllis Ferguson.
On February 27, 2012, Demetrius was one of three students shot at Chardon High School. All three died.
“I was at mass when they announced shooting at school, I stopped and prayed because I didn’t know whose child it was..but it was mine,” says Phyllis Ferguson. “You prepare them for life and I guess you prepare them for death too. He was an organ donor, he wanted others to live like he did.”
Demetrius and his grandmother had a special bond, and when he was four he realized she needed a kidney. He decided to become an organ donor and kept that promise at 13, when he got a state ID.
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LOCAL NEWS: In Death, Chardon Shooting Victim Saves Lives was originally published on praisecleveland.com