Nov 21, 2009 9:57 PM by Matt Stafford

Keeping his memory alive

Nearly a year after her son died in a car accident on I-25, a Colorado Springs mother is keeping her son's memory alive.

Wade Lehman, a wrestler from Coronado High School, died after an accident on I-25 last November.

Saturday there was a wrestling tournament at Wasson High School.

Before the championship matches, Lori Lehman and her family gave out an award in Wade's honor.

"When we come here his spirit is here and because those people knew him they're not afraid to mention him and talk about him. Sometimes, in order to heal, you don't want anyone to forget him," says Lehman, mother of Wade Lehman.

This year's winner was Aleah LeFrancis. She was one of three girls to make it to the finals.

LeFrancis gets a trophy of her own and a traveling trophy with her name engraved in it, that one will stay at the school of each year's winner.


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