Nine-year-old Boy Killed by Drunk Driver Memorialized in Bronze by Matt Glenn of Big Statues

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Eli was playing outside when suddenly he was hit by a drunk driver and killed. His nickname around the neighborhood was "King Eli" and his family wanted to remember him as that, a King; what better way to represent such a name than a bronze statue?

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His mother said that he "had a heart of a lion" and loved all those around him unconditionally.

Eli was just nine years young when he was hit by a drunk driver and killed. His mother said that he "had a heart of a lion" and loved all those around him unconditionally. Eli's mother wanted that love to live on and be remembered so she turned to Big Statues to do so. Loosing Eli not only had an effect on the family but also to the community. Eli, who was known as "King Eli" through the neighborhood, will be remembered in bronze holding a king's crown with his angel wings on his back.

Each part of this statue is being carefully created by main sculptor Matt Glenn. He pays close attention to each feature of Eli so that he can portray not only what Eli looked like but also bring in his bright loving personality. Through the process of creating this bronze statue, pictures will be sent to Eli's mother to make sure this custom statue looks just as she is wanting it. Many changes big and small will be made to the statue to make sure it is perfect. The statue will be place by Eli's grave site, and will not only immortalize all that Eli meant to his family but will also be detailed to perfection and help a little boy's larger than life love live on.

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