An airline has helped get a very important message from a Woodinville boy to his cousin's funeral in Newtown, CT, My Northwest is reporting.
After 6-year-old Noah Pozner was shot and killed in his classroom, his mother asked family members to write notes to be buried with her son, the report said. In Woodinville, Noah's 5-year-old cousin Ethan drew a picture with the message: "I love you Noah."
Ethan's father, Alexis Haller had already flown back east for the funeral. He gave the eulogy at the service on Monday.
Ethan's mother, Victoria, worried that her family's notes would not get to Connecticut in time for Monday's funeral so she issued a plea on Twitter, which eventually made its way to JetBlue. A flight attendant reportedly picked up the cards at SeaTac Airport and they were flown to New York and then driven to Newtown, Conn.
And Wednesday, the airline is flying Ethan and his mother to Connecticut to join the rest of the family.
On Monday, the following was posted on Alexis Haller's Facebook page:
Thank you so much for the outpouring of support. It means the world when you are going through something like this. We simply could not do it without people like you behind us.
The last few days seem like years. Minutes feel like hours. Everything feels like your worst nightmare, but you don't ever wake up.
So we will put one foot in front of the other, day by day, and pull through. We will get through it for Noah. Without a doubt, Noah's main concern would have been that his family is being taken care of. And that's exactly what we are going to do.
A web page has been set up for donations to a trust for Noah's surviving siblings, two of whom were also in the school that day, in different classrooms.
To see the website, click here noahsarkofhopefund.com.
The funds received will be used to provide counseling services, education and basic needs for the children at this time of grief, the website says. Noah leaves behind his twin sister and three other siblings, and is the youngest victim in this horrible tragedy.
Pozner's funeral was among the first funerals held for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.