Zaevion Dobson, a sophomore at Fulton High School, Knoxville, Tennessee. He played football, wearing the #24. He was murdered at the age of 15, December 17, 2015, one week before Christmas.
Our son protected his friends from gunfire while losing his own life. John 15:13. No greater love than this young man.
Zaevion is known all over the world as a hero. He left a legendary mark on this earth. His mother and brothers accepted the prestigious Arthur Ashe Courage Award in June 2016, in honor of his courageous act. The #24 symbolizes his badge of honor. A Purple Heart to Heaven we salute.
Zaevion planned to attend college after graduation. Our son did not walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma. He was very determined to excel. Instead his life was shortened by stray bullets. His innocent life mattered. His leadership, dreams and visions made an impact to those who knew him. Today we raise awareness of the epidemic of gun violence to save lives.