Paper reports Boston bomb victim holds sign for Trayvon Martin

Paper reports youngest victim in Boston bombings holds sign commemorating Trayvon Martin

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BOSTON (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

The youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings is being remembered as a vivacious boy who loved to run and climb.

Eight-year-old Martin Richard was among the three people killed in the explosions on Monday.  His mother and sister were also badly injured. 

"The daughter has grievous injuries but is stable at this point," said U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, who met with the family overnight. "The mom also has serious head injuries and an eye injury."

A candle burned on the stoop of the family's single-family home in the city's Dorchester section Tuesday, and the word "Peace" was written in chalk on the front walkway.

The children's father is the director of a local community group. In a statement released on Tuesday, he thanked family, friends, and strangers who have offered thoughts and prayers.

"I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover," the statement read.

A photograph of the young boy, which is circulating around the Internet, shows he is holding a sign which reads, "No more hurting people" and "Peace" and was reportedly made for a school assignment after the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to The New York Daily News.

SEE PHOTO on MyFoxBoston.com

The photo prompted Trayvon Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, to release a statement through their attorney Benjamin Crump, saying, "We have come to understand that the peace sign that Martin is holding in a photo being circulated throughout the media, was created in response to a lesson by his teacher about the death of our son. From our family to yours', we are praying for you, thinking about you and will remember your son for the rest of our lives."


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