Social media exploded in a flurry of farewell messages over the weekend after news reports circulated details of how 15-year-old Fulton High School student and football player Zaevion Dobson shielded three girls as gang members fired into a crowd of children sitting on their front porch.
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) December 20, 2015
WNBA Champion Mistie Bass shared her condolences. Reverend Franklin Graham ask his 457,000 followers to join him in prayer for the Dobson family:
— Mistie Bass (@A_Phoenix_Born) December 19, 2015
Zaevion’s brother Zack was recently recognized by ESPN and SportCenter’s Top-10 Plays for his ability to catch a football while doing a backflip.
Zack joined others from across the country and around the world in honoring his brother’s life and the sacrifice he made to save others:
RIP Zaevion William Dobson my baby brother pic.twitter.com/V82NWTaGH8
— Zack Dobson (@stn__zack) December 18, 2015
— Jules *ResQ* (@jewelsfromjules) December 18, 2015
@stn__zack Love from North Carolina Prayers go out to you & your little brother. Keep your head up
— Lil D (@_lovely_caramel) December 19, 2015
@stn__zack I’m so sorry about Zae love, prayers and hugs from England ❤ xx
— × CHARLOTTE × (@LittleMissCRM) December 19, 2015
@stn__zack sorry for your loss man and prayers all the way from Texas …. Keep ya head up
— KING (@THEKING_JT) December 19, 2015
@stn__zack Prayers for you and your family all the way from Germany. This is so sad to hear. I’m shocked….lots of love❤️
— Casey Lo (@MelissaLauren) December 20, 2015
A GoFundMe account has been set up to support the Dobson family.