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15-year-old's untimely death getting national attention

Jordan was laid to rest Sunday, but his sister and father say the message he was trying to send has just begun. Jordan was laid to rest Sunday, but his sister and father say the message he was trying to send has just begun.
Deeanna says not everyone likes her page, but at least they're looking and bringing attention to a national problem. Deeanna says not everyone likes her page, but at least they're looking and bringing attention to a national problem.
CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

The death of 15-year-old Jordan Lewis is now getting national attention.

It's in part due to a social network anti-bullying campaign launched by his father and sister.

Jordan was laid to rest Sunday, but his sister and father say the message he was trying to send has just begun.

Deeanna created the page the day after her brother took his own life.

She said it was because she was angry, in fact, she said she initially had a lot of hate in her heart.

But after she gave it some thought, she decided to help her father try to bring awareness to bullying and change lives rather than let her brother's death be in vain.

It all started with this facebook post by Jordan's father, Brad, pleading with the public to stop bullying in and out of schools.

A video shot by Brad has now garnered national attention.

Deeanna took the next step and created this anti-bullying Facebook page.

She says it is a page where people of any age can find support for themselves or their children.

"Everybody's coming together and telling their story," she said. "You know, there's 12-year-olds, 13-year-olds, 15-year-olds, 16-year-olds, their parents or themselves-they're coming together. They're telling their stories about their life. So it's really nice to see people coming together and like, look, we really do need to put a stop to this."

So far, the page has gotten nearly 30,000 views now, Deeanna says not everyone likes her page, but at least they're looking and bringing attention to a national problem with our youth.

Deeanna says she'll help anyone who reaches out to her with additional anti-bullying information and contacts.

One of Jordan's classmates has created a facebook page in Jordan's honor.

Jordan's father says he's been contacted to tell his story on national television.

Deeanna says she'll stand by her father to make sure that Jordan's story is heard to help prevent another untimely death.

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