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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

US : Play set dedicated to young H1N1 victim

Via WDTN, a heart wrenching story but it serves as a reminder on what H1N1 can do to us :

" SPRINGBORO, Ohio : A Springboro boy who lost his life to H1N1 was memorialized on Tuesday.

A bright red play set at Clearcreek Elementary School was dedicated to Joseph Marotta.

His parents say Joseph had a fascination for fast cars and fire equipment.

So, Tuesday morning, Joseph got his very own engine.

His mother, Serese Marotta said, "We just thought that it was fitting to have playground equipment that would stand in honor of him. But, kind of be interactive with the kids. And, as they're playing on it, they can think oh yeah this is here because of my friend Joseph."

The Clearcreek kindergartner died last fall, after H1N1 took over his tiny body.

A plaque on the play set reads Joseph Marotta, Always Remembered, Forever Loved."

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