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Fallen Teen Lives on Through Facebook Page

A day after Cameron Vennard's tragic passing, an open Facebook group was created to celebrate his life. Now the group has 621 members and continues to grow.

Some say Cameron Vennard resembled a young David Gilmour of Pink Floyd; Father's Day was hard this year for Darryl this year; and a friend's thoughts wandered back to Cam and his family at a funeral.

The reflections combine with YouTube videos, wrist bands, a tattoo and photos to form Cam Vennard 5-30, an open Facebook group for the teen whose life ended less than a month ago after being struck by an Amtrak train in Kirkwood. 

The group that started a day after Cam's passing has 621 members and continues to grow.

"We have been enjoying the different pics and stories about Cam. Please keep posting, it is very comforting," Father Darryl Vennard wrote on the page June 12.

I didn't know Cam and I don't know his family other than a very brief interaction following the May 30 incident, but still I connect to the page. For me, it's a reminder that life's more about who you are than what you do.

Visit Cam Vennard 5-30 Facebook and let us know what you think of the online tribute.

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