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PHOTOS: Lucas Hernandez memorialized

Friends, family, and members of the Wichita community gathered Saturday at Wichita State’s Hughes Metroplex to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Lucas Hernandez. Five-year-old Hernandez, who was remembered as a kind and compassionate boy, went missing in February, and his remains were found in Harvey County in May.

Pastor Jeff Gannon holds up a stuffed lion for the audience to see. He then explained, "The teachers made Lucas the lion available to the students whenever they needed a hug from Lucas. Whenever they needed interaction with Lucas, they were encouraged to go get Lucas the lion.”

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Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief
Matthew Kelly is the editor in chief of The Sunflower.  Kelly is a junior majoring in political science and is a member of the honors college.  Kelly was born in Wichita, Kansas, and plans to pursue a career in political journalism after graduation.
Selena Favela, Photo Editor
Selena Favela is the Photo Editor for The Sunflower. Favela is a junior majoring in graphic design with a minor in communications. She is from Wichita, Kansas. After graduation, Favela plans to pursue photography.
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