SW Miami-Dade student who died of cancer honored with mural

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida community came together to honor a student who recently died of cancer with a mural at his school, Friday.

Family members, students and volunteers gathered at Howard D. McMillan Middle School, in Southwest Miami-Dade, to paint the mural in memory of Alberto Hernandez.

His mother, Nelvis Izquierdo-Hernandez, thanked all of those who helped, and passed along words of encouragement to her son’s former classmates. “You guys are all amazing, one-of-a-kind, intelligent and talented,” she said. “My God, there’s no limit. You are bound to do great things, and you’re equipped to do great things.”

Friday’s project was sponsored by the United Way, as they kicked off their annual month-long partnership with Miami-Dade Schools focused on building a stronger Miami.

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