DUQUESNE HEIGHTS, Pa. - Nearly four months after their 18-year-old son was shot and killed, a local family is remembering him by helping other teenagers in need.
For the first time since Aaron Wade Junior was shot and killed in front of a house in Duquesne Heights, his father spoke to Channel 11 about the struggles since his death and the program they created in his memory.
Through the pain, Wade and his family have searched for a way to remember the son they called "A." Wade's mind went to their times behind the wheel together and how important it was for "A" to get his license.
It led to his family to create "A-Vision," a program deisgned to help teenagers who don't have the resources or help to get their drivers license.
“We just felt like we had to make his name live on and try to make a positive out of the situation,” Aaron Wade said.
At the moment, Wade is paying for the program out of pocket, but the family is also collecting money.
You can donate to the driving program through the Aaron Wade Memorial Fund set up at PNC Bank. You can also email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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