Never Forgotten…


Don’t miss the 5th Annual Kyleigh and Jeremy Crane Memorial Ride on September 16th. Get the details here!

Remembering Kyleigh and Jeremy

The following quotes are snippets from impact statements that show just how much Jeremy and Kyleigh meant to those who loved them. Let us remember the beauty their lives brought to this world and not give power to the evil that harmed them and took them from us much too soon.

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller

Jeremy Crane was the best man you could ever call a friend and the best person you could have in your life. He was truly an amazing, loving, caring, devoted friend. I am truly blessed to have known him as my friend. He was there for the hardest part of my life. He never had to be either but he chose to become a great friend and best friend. He helped me by being there, listening and giving hugs to me. My mother had stage 4 cancer and was told she had little life left. It was our senior year when everything was happening so fast. He could have walked off and just let me deal with it, but that is not Jeremy – he was never that person. He chose every morning to say hi and ask how everything was going and always gave me a hug and a smile. He sat there and listened and talked to me more than anyone would. He was truly raised to be a better type of person, one to give all they can and help when needed. The world needs more Jeremys out there. – KimberlyBaker

My name is Jillianne Fee. My friends call me JJ. I was 4 when I met Kyleigh. We were on the same cheer team. There were only 9 of us so we got to know each other good. We had so much fun on our cheer team and we were pretty good. We had a sleep over at our gym. That was pretty cool. Kyleigh invited me to her 7th birthday party in October. We dressed up in costumes, played games outside and ate a bunch of junk. I didn’t want to leave. Kyleigh and I were becoming pretty good friends.

When my mom told me Kyleigh was no longer with us, I wanted to know why. My mom told me something bad had happened to her and her uncle. I was scared and very upset. I didn’t understand why someone would hurt my friend. My whole team cried. We went to her showing and funeral. I was very sad to see my friend in her casket. It broke my heart.

I know if she was still here today she would have her backhandspring. I visit her grave often. I colored her a picture and left a note there for her 8th birthday. I miss her very much! – JJ Fee

On Saturday the 17th, we should have been having a Christmas gift exchange, instead, we attended the memorial service for 2 beautiful people that the world lost way too soon. I knew Jeremy a little better than Kyleigh, but when I think of them, I think of the song “The Dance” by Garth Brooks. Even though I only knew Jeremy for a very short time, I am truly grateful that he brought so much joy to someone I love more than my own life. The song verse says “I could have missed the pain, but I’d have had to miss the dance”…and I am very thankful that I was able, if only for a little while, to share part of life’s dance with these remarkable human beings. Thank you, Jeremy and Kyleigh, for sharing part of your all too brief lives with me. – AJ Anjala Dick

It has been more than a year and a half…and we truly miss these two wonderful Kids. Not a day has gone by that we have not thought of their special souls and the holes that remain in our hearts, since their untimely departure. The love, flare for life and unselfishness were just tremendous gifts that we ALL shared when they “danced” among our “family”! – Eddie L. Rivers, Jr. President and CEO Kids’ Voice of Indiana

I have been friends with Cathy Crane since we were 3 years old. We grew up a block apart, and have remained like family since then. I had the privilege of knowing Jeremy Crane. He was a bright, loving, funny young man who loved his family, especially his niece and nephew. Although I didn’t know Kyleigh well, I do know she was the light of Cathy’s and David’s life. Cathy was with her almost allthe time, whether it was cheerleading, dance, or some other activity.

Jeremy was always available to lend a helping hand, no matter what the job was. We used to go to the Brickyard every year, and he would keep us all laughing and smiling with his crazy sense of humor. It was a family affair, mine and Cathy’s. We would tailgate every race day and Jeremy would always bring the bacon 🙂 – Mary Metacarpa

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