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Sandy Hook: Tributes to the Lost

Family, friends remember Allison Wyatt


As we approach the one-year anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where on Dec. 14, 2012, 20 children and six adults lost their lives, Eyewitness News will share a little about each person's life and how their families are honoring their legacies.

Allison Wyatt was just 6 years old, but she already knew she wanted to be an artist when she grew up.

We learned more about her from a webpage in her honor. Her parents wrote she often drew pictures for her teachers, her school bus driver, school friends, relatives and anyone else she adored. We found a final picture that Allison, who friends and family called Allie, had drawn for her teacher, Miss Soto, complete with "I love you, Love Allie."

Her parents said she often turned parts of the house into an art studio with rows of pictures taped to the wall.

The 6-year-old was quite fond of art and fish, but it was just swimming fish she was fond of. She adored Goldfish crackers and wouldn't think twice about sharing her stash with others.

Her parents said she once offered a complete stranger on a cross-country flight a bag of Goldfish.

Allison's affection for fish and the color red are just two things included in a playground in her honor at Oyster Shell Park in Norwalk.

The Pepperidge Farm Company, which makes Goldfish, helped to fund the park with the Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play Foundation.

The song Light My Sky was written by pop duo Raycee and Mills to pay tribute to Allison and all those who died inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the song went to a charitable fund set up to honor Allison.

If you would like to make a donation in her honor, check out the Allison Wyatt Memorial Fund by clicking here.

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