AUSTIN, Texas – A 7-year-old boy who died after being suspended from a hook in his school's bathroom was remembered Saturday for his big heart and radiant smile.
More than 1,000 people gathered at a church Saturday to mourn Tevin Park-Flowers. He died of cardiac arrest Feb. 1, two days after he was found hanging by his clothing from a hook in the bathroom. Police are investigating.
"I miss his smiles, his dimples," his older sister, Kia Thompson, said, adding that she is grateful to still have Tyler, Tevin's twin brother.
Tevin was a member of a youth football program, which won a state title in the midget division.
Tevin's jersey will be retired, and a programwide academic award will be established in his name, said Leo Dawson, who spoke on behalf of the team.
Condolences from youth football teams across the state have been coming in for days, he said.
"You have our prayers," Dawson said. "It doesn't stop today."