Walk to Remember brings back sadness, fond memories

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Parents and grandparents came together for a walk to remember on Saturday to honor and celebrate the lives of their lost children.

This was the second year for the event, founded by Dora Edings. "It's not about sadness," said Edings, "It's about getting people together to a place where there are others who understand what you're going through."

Edings lost her six year-old daughter several years ago and said that she has benefited from helping others, "I'm able to talk about my daughter now," she said, "I'm able to look at her pictures again because I have had some major breakthroughs over the years helping other women."

But Edings wasn't the only benefiting from her event, families from all over came together and shared their stories of loss and memories. "Matthew Ryan Ramey, he was 8 years old when he died," said Lorraine Ramey. Lorraine and her husband, Andy, lost their son to brain cancer 15 years ago. They said an event like today, helps them bring back memories of their little boy, "We played baseball and golf together, and he got brain cancer," said Andy Ramey, "We basically left the baseball field for the hospital when we found out."

The event also brought back some sadness of the day the Ramey's lives changed forever, "March 10, 1997, that was the day our world ended with him," said Andy, "You've lost your future."

And everyone in attendance, just like Dora, Andy, and Lorraine, the reminders of their losses are everywhere. "I see Matthew in every little boy that I see."

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