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Labor of Love: Israel Thornton t-shirts

Israel Thorton t-shirts courtesy of ESP Promotions Israel Thorton t-shirts courtesy of ESP Promotions

You could say some specially printed t-shirts at a local shop were made through a labor of love.

They are for the family of Israel Thornton, the five year old boy recently killed in a hit and run incident.

"Israel's aunt called me and asked if I could help out," said Susan.

 Susan Lange of ESP Promotions was honored, even humbled to help.

"I wish the family well. I feel very sorry for their loss," Susan said.

With each shirt pressed goodness begets goodness-- just ask Anthony Semoni of Creative Designs. 

"I am just very happy we were able to help out Susan," Anthony Semoni said.

90 shirts, worth $10 a piece, free of charge, will be delivered just in time for Israel's service scheduled for Saturday.

Susan will use a van to deliver the shirts Friday afternoon, rushing a three day order into just a day and a half.

Israel was fatally struck Friday morning October 25, 2013 while walking to school.

The following Saturday: a vigil containing an outpouring of support from a grief stricken community, and Friday continued support at the printing shop -- it speaks volumes for a city hardened by its serial killers and serial kidnappers but not too hard to be touched by this little boy's story.

"I am happy to have been a part of it, to be able to help the family in some small way, nothing compares to what they are going through," added Susan.

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