Martin Richard's family has found a way to honor and remember their son. The 8-year-old boy was one of three people who died in the Boston Marathon bombings. His family, still mourning their loss, has created the Martin Richard Foundation with the message of "No more hurting people, peace."
The Richard family suffered a lot during the Boston Marathon bombings. Jane, Martin's younger sister, lost a leg. Denise, Martin's mother, needed emergency brain surgery. And most devastating of all, they lost a member of their family.
The foundation is focused on athletics, education and community. The Richards have also partnered with generationOn, which is a global youth service movement. Together, they created the Martin Richard Bridge Builder campaign. It asks kids and teens to spread peace and change their community through acts of service.
"Our son Martin was able to recognize at a very young age the importance of teaching people about togetherness and inclusion, and we are hopeful that this campaign will help inspire kids and teens across the country to do the same," Denise and Bill Richard said in a statement.