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Idaho family, friends hold vigil for 16 year old

HAYDEN, IDAHO - More than 200 people attended a vigil Friday night for a North Idaho teen who took his own life Monday.

While Austin Croffoot's family plan his funeral, they're already taking a stand to protect other kids and their families, from the pain they now have to live with - it's exactly what their son wanted them to do.

"In his writings, he said 'Dad, make change please. Make change, and help people,'" Kevin Croffoot said.

Kevin and his wife Kathy are starting a nonprofit in their son's name to generate awareness and connect people to resources, like counseling.

"We're going to help families, siblings, parents," Croffoot said.

If you or a someone you know is considering suicide, help is always available. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255


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