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#AJO Gaining Momentum

Nearly three weeks after the untimely death of Alyssa O'Neill, 18, a pay it forward campaign in her honor is gaining momentum around the world.
September 22, 2013 - It's been almost three weeks since the O'Neill family lost their eldest daughter Alyssa to an epileptic seizure.

It's been a time to mourn, but also a time to keep Alyssa's memory alive and inspire others to do random acts of kindness in her honor.

"It's bittersweet; we're obviously mourning the loss of our daughter, but all the good that's come of this has really helped us through it," said Alyssa's dad, Jason.

Her facebook page, AJO Forever in Our Hearts, now has over 22,000 likes and counting, and has people all around the globe paying it forward.

Recently, celebrity artist Kevin-John Jobczynski dedicated a new Erie lithograph to Alyssa, with all proceeds going to the AJO Forever Fund, which is set up to help families dealing with epilepsy-related expenses, and also a scholarship fund for aspiring nurses (especially cheerleaders who want to be nurses, considering that that is the path Alyssa was taking.)

The #AJO movement has caught the attention of national media outlets, and the family has confirmed that their daughter's inspirational story will air on ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer sometime this week.
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