WHITESBURG, Ky (WKYT) - Hundreds of people went to the Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church in Letcher County on Thursday to say goodbye to five-year-old Logan Howard. Many of those people honored their young hero by wearing the symbol of one of his.
Howard died Saturday after officials say he drove a battery-powered toy Jeep under a trampoline. He was a cancer survivor and his family said he was their hero. His mother told people in the community he loved superheroes so much she wanted people to wear shirts with superheroes on them to the funeral.
When the owner of a nearby t-shirt store learned about the accident she decided to help the family pay for the funeral. The workers at Deb's Place spent two days screen-printing more than 170 shirts. On the front they put Superman's emblem. On the back, a message in honor of Logan.
"Each person, for each t-shirt, all I done was ask them to take the 10 dollars and give it to the funeral home or give it to the family," said store owner Deb Osborne.
Osborne says she went through so many shirts during the process she had to have more shipped in. For many of his family members she printed a personalized message to the child.
"When people come in and they get the shirts and they thank me, I could tell... it was a blessing," Osborne said, as she welled up with tears.
Howard was a student at Letcher Elementary.