Family honors son’s life with birthday boxes


WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – One Winchester family is working to honor their son’s life with birthday boxes.

Sunday, August 25th would have been Marco Shemwell’s fifth birthday.

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Liz and Ben Shemwell are hoping they will have around one thousand boxes to hand out.

Each box will contain cake mix, candles, frosting, a card and a toy for parents to give to their kids.

The organizers said they want to honor their son’s, kind heart.

“Marco was awesome. He was absolutely amazing. He had just a big, huge, loving personality and wanted to help people,” Liz Shemwell said.

Lexington Police say a car hit Marco Shemwell outside a UK football game, killing him.

The Shemwell’s say they hope to continue events like this one through the Marco Shemwell Foundation.