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Brunswick community turns heartache into togetherness

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With everything that's happened to some of the young people in Brunswick over the past couple of years it would be very understandable if the community just wanted to forget about it. 

But instead a group of young people wants to celebrate, and they call it Project Blue Line. 

Six Brunswick High School students gone too soon. Two were to suicides, and you might remember the June 2012 car accident that killed four students the night before graduation. But this weekend is all about Brunswick Strong.

This is a time we can come together to just say 'Hey, we are Brunswick, a tight knit community no matter what,'" said Patrick Meidenbauer, a St. Ignatius senior who lives in Brunswick. "Whether it's a good day or a bad day we're still here and doing something fun exciting together. Standing strong, Brunswick pride."

The movement is so strong, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has gotten involved.

"As Kyrie put it, and I'm paraphrasing here, he goes Brunswick reminds me of my hometown," Meidenbauer said. "And so everyone has been effected by one person or another being lost in their lives."

Meidenbauer is one of about 50 who've helped to organize a weekend of celebrations for the whole community.
"Just trying to come together as a community and really form a stronger bond if it's not already strong enough after what's been going on," Meidenbauer said

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