Abbey Whetzel, mother of Sam Whetzel, talks about her son in front of his projected photo during a memorial service Sunday at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School. Sam, 12, died Oct. 28 after a long battle with leukemia. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Bobbie Arbogast (left) and Debbie Rhodes, on the staff at John C. Myers Elementary School in Broadway, wear orange, the awareness colors for leukemia and lymphoma along with a “Sam Is My Hero” tee shirt during Sunday’s public memorial service at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School for Sam Whetzel. The 12-year-old Broadway boy succumbed to leukemia Oct. 28.