Chardon one year later: Danny Parmertor Memorial Fund

1:58 PM, Feb 25, 2013   |    comments
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CHARDON -- Saturday evening, a sold out crowd helped raise money for a great cause- the Danny Parmertor Memorial Fundraiser.

Danny Parmertor was one of three Chardon High School students shot and killed last February 27th. He was just 16 years old.

His family has now started a memorial fund in his name, so that his dream can live on in others.

Danny's aunt, Bonnie Parmertor remembers, "He was definitely our tech guy. Any time anything went wrong, he would fix it. So we miss that, we need him for that. It's like -- the computer is screwed up! Danny's not here to fix it now, so that makes it difficult."

Danny was known as Mr. Fix It and Mr. Funny -- he loved to make people laugh.

And it's with that spirit that the Parmertor family created the Danny Parmertor Memorial Fund.

It's a fund that provides scholarships for students from Chardon High School or Auburn Career Center interested in pursuing a career in computers.

Danny's mom, Dina, says through this cause, her son's memory will live on, "You don't want to forget and this is one way to share him with everybody."

But the journey hasn't been easy.

Bonnie says, "Being able just to talk about it without crying every time we talk to a new business about donating."

But the Parmertors have found comfort in their new purpose, and comfort in knowing that other students will have the chance to follow their passion.

Bonnie shares, "We've been getting together as a family and talking about Danny and it's very healing. The whole process has been healing for us."

And this year holds special meaning, since they'll be handing out scholarships the year Danny was supposed to graduate.

While Saturday's fundraiser was sold out, you can still donate to the Danny Parmertor Memorial Fund.

All proceeds will benefit student scholarships.


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