LOS ANGELES (CBS) — It was almost a year ago, that Emily Rose Shane, then 13, was walking along the PCH when a suicidal driver ended her young life.

It would be an understatement to say her friends, family and community were all devastated.

Her family said she was the kind of girl who welcomed new kids to school, always made a point of finding the kids who sat alone in the lunch room and someone who went out of her way to cheer up other people when they were down.

Tonight, Emily’s parents  — Ellen and Michael Shane — open up to CBS2’s Serene Branson about their grief and their loss…how they are coping and what they’ve done to keep their daughter’s memory alive.

For more information about the “Pass It Forward” campaign and Emily Rose Shane, click here.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

Comments (6)
  1. Vic says:

    Earth lost a sweetheart of girl…it’s very obvious, just look at her smile…RIP

  2. jpm says:

    Beyond sad; how selfish an act by the driver. Heaven’s angel won’t be forgotten by those she touched. God Bless Emily.

  3. Ed Rooney says:

    Is that her pic? She looks like a dude.
    Let’s get past this folks, move on with your lives.

    1. compassion_anyone? says:

      You’re one heck of a guy, Ed Rooney. It should’ve been you on PCH that day instead of precious Emily. You’ll get yours.

      1. Ed Rooney says:

        That’s real original, slick.

        Wishing ill on someone else is bad karma, you’ll get yours first, loser.

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