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SHOW YOU CARE: Leave your condolences for family and friends of Jaewon Martin

On Saturday, May 8, 2010, Jaewon Martin, a 14 year old honor roll student from Roxbury set to graduate from the eighth grade was shot while playing basketball on the courts at Bromley Heath. Later that afternoon, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Let's show his family we care, please take a few moments to leave your condolences for family and friends of Jeawon Martin by leaving a comment below.

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Comment by Eli Latto on May 15, 2010 at 6:23pm
To those who knew and love Jaewon,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like he was a thoughtful, caring, and positive kid with a whole lot of living left to do. It breaks my heart that things like this happen in our neighborhood. We as a community can do better.

My thoughts are with you.
Eli Latto
Comment by Courtney Duncan on May 15, 2010 at 5:26pm
To Jaewon's family and friends,

My deepest sympathies go out to you. I am so sorry for the great loss you have endured. Just know that your community is here for you! I will keep you and Jaewon in my thoughts and prayers.
Comment by Maia on May 15, 2010 at 5:18pm
Dear Jaewon Martin family and friends,
There's nothing to say that will make this senseless loss understandable or your grief any less but I hope you know that the entire JP community and the city of Boston have felt the impact of Jaewon's loss and hold you in our hearts. I hope that the accomplishments and memory of Jaewon, who seemed like a remarkable boy, can inspire others to promote peace instead of pain.
Comment by sally on May 15, 2010 at 3:43pm
The loss seems unimaginable. It is not something that should have happened. It should never happen like that.
I am a teacher in the BPS and know so many great boys Jeawon's age. They are great kids who deserve only the best. I am sure that he was too. This kind of violence needs to be stopped on our streets. My heart
and thoughts are with you. The world is a little sadder still.
Comment by Karen Sheffler on May 15, 2010 at 3:39pm
I was so shocked and saddened when I heard what happened to this bright shining star of a boy. I am so sorry and I am praying for your whole family. When I read the Gazette article, I was immediately moved to write letters to the DCR (state organization that controls the Southwest Corridor Park), the Boston Police Commissioner, the JP liaison of the Mayor, Mayor Menino, and to Deval Patrick too. We have to unite to stop this violence. I think the city should build many more safe youth centers where our children can play. They certainly should name one after your precious boy. May lots of love and light surround your family. May Jeawon's spirit shine peace down on our city and inspire us to action to protect our children and especially our teenagers.
Love,
Karen
Comment by Dana Thomson on May 15, 2010 at 1:29pm
To the family and friends of Jaewon,
My thoughts will be will you as in the coming months and years.
Hugs, Dana
Comment by Diane Simpson on May 15, 2010 at 1:19pm
I am deeply saddened by the death of Jaewon. It is a tragic loss for you as well as the entire community. My deepest sympathies to you an all your family.
Comment by Kate True on May 15, 2010 at 12:06pm
Dear family and friends of Jaewon, I am so sorry for your terrible loss.
My heart goes out to you.
Kate
Comment by Carrie Havey on May 15, 2010 at 11:53am
Dear Family and Friends of Jaewon,

I am so sorry for your loss.
You and Jaewon are in our thoughts and prayers.
Comment by Anita Horn on May 15, 2010 at 11:46am
I'm so sorry for your loss. I can only begin to imagine what it would be like to lose a child so young, but to lose him in such a senseless way, that is beyond me. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

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