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The parents of slain teenager Trayvon Martin are letting one family affected by the Boston bombings know that they feel their pain.

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Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Fulton penned an open letter to the family of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was one of the three people killed from the two bombs at the Boston Marathon last week. The Fultons offered their deepest condolences and let Richard’s loved ones know that his death did not go in vain.

Statement to the Family of Martin Richard from the Parents of Trayvon Martin

Our hearts are broken over the tragedy in Boston yesterday. Our family sends our sincerest condolences to all of those who have been affected by this terrible situation. We especially would like to send a message to the family of eight year old, Martin Richard. We have come to understand that the peace sign that Martin is holding in a photo being circulated throughout the media, was created in response to a lesson by his teacher about the death of our son. From our family to yours’, we are praying for you, thinking about you and will remember your son for the rest of our lives.

-Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, parents of Trayvon Martin

An image of the 8-year-old’s sign, which reads “No more hurting people. Peace.”, has been widely circulated on Facebook. According to reports, he made the poster after Trayvon was shot and killed by neighborhood watch caption Goerge Zimmerman last year.

The Grio reports that Martin Richard’s family is still revering from serious injures. His mother Denise underwent brain surgery and remains hospitalized, his younger sister Jane lost her leg and his father Bill received shrapnel injuries to his legs.

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