Remember that every child matters

To the editor:

In the recent death of my son, Demitrius Thomas, I would just like to pour out thanks to the entire community for its generous support in such a difficult and lonely time for me and my family.

In the wake of this tragedy, those of you from Jefferson Behaviorial Health, Mayor Domenick Mucci as well as the corner stores and people I don’t even know have helped in my daily healing process. I am looking forward in my continued journey, working with the community leaders as well as the residents who want to make a difference in our children in this community and even abroad.

I can’t begin to let you know that this place we call home here in Steubenville will come back to its old way of being full of life, with places to go and a community that believes that every child matters.

Michael Thomas