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Remembering the life of a young teen through artwork

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A Burlington family is remembering the life of a young teen through artwork. Emily Lyman died of Leukemia at just fifteen years old, in December of last year. Now, her mother, Monica Lyman, is holding the Art Inspired By Emily exhibit this weekend. Lyman called for artists to create pieces based on her daughter's poetry. Family members got emotional when talking about what they loved most about Emily.

Monica Lyman says, "Emily was just a real thinker, she loved to read and she did a lot of poetry with my mother, who is here today."

"She was always in life, even though she couldn't participate, where other kids might say, 'Poor me,' she participated where she could," Karen Bradley, Emily's aunt, says.

Marcus Roberge, Emily's classmate says, "What I can remember the most is her voice, because she had such a clear voice, a really beautiful voice, that really sticks in my mind."

Some of the artwork will be collected and made into a book. Other pieces will be sold to benefit the Emily M. Lyman Foundation.

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