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Albany mom copes after son's death by maintaining memorial site

The mother of a boy, 9, killed on his way to school is thankful for the support she's gotten during the holidays. (Source: WALB) The mother of a boy, 9, killed on his way to school is thankful for the support she's gotten during the holidays. (Source: WALB)
Trean Shed (Source: WALB) Trean Shed (Source: WALB)
Shed hasn't missed a day tidying up the memorial site since Tony was hit by a car and killed there while walking to school. (Source: WALB) Shed hasn't missed a day tidying up the memorial site since Tony was hit by a car and killed there while walking to school. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The mother of a boy, 9, killed on his way to school is thankful for the support she's gotten during the holidays.

Tony Shed was killed, his sister and two other students were injured in September when a car struck them as they walked in a crosswalk near Turner Elementary.

The last few months have been extremely difficult for the family, but they say they are coping with the tragedy.

Balloons have been at an east Albany intersection for three months and 10 days. Trean Shed, 31, fixes them up every day.

Like clockwork, she cleans up her son Tony's memorial site daily.

But she couldn't do it alone, without the community's help.

The items were neatly placed in front of the East Albany fire station on the corner of North Mock Road and Leonard Avenue.

Shed hasn't missed a day tidying up the area since Tony was hit by a car and killed there while walking to school.

"I think we handled it pretty well with the strongness. And basically keeping busy to keep from, we know this is the reality but to keep from breaking from that point of no return," said Shed.

Shed keeps busy to keep smiles on her two other kids' faces, especially her 6 year old Te-unna who was also hit by the car.

"She couldn't move and she just got up one day and just said mom my brother whispered in my ear. Get up TT, get up TT. And that's normally how he would get her up every morning for school," said Shed.

Shed believes her brother was key to her daughter's recovery.

"She's even more full of life than she was then," said Shed.

Community members donated gifts like a slinky and tablets so her son Jeremiah can look at photos.

Shed has a safety message so other parents won't have to walk in her shoes

"If we can get more officers or people from the community to help make sure those who walks get to school safe, that will mean so much," said Shed.

The children were hit shortly before the crossing guard for that intersection came on duty. Albany police did not file charges against the driver.

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