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Family and friends celebrated what would have been the fourth birthday of little Jorgie Duran on Saturday. Jorgie and his mother Amber Jones were shot and killed by his father Jorge Duran, Jr. back in October. Duran was later killed in a shootout with police.

The sky in Walbridge, Ohio was filled with balloons in memory of the little boy. His Godmother Tiffany Paimli remembered him as a happy boy. "He was perfect. He was very outgoing and he was always happy. Everybody absolutely adored him."

Jorgie loved video games, especially Angry Birds. Many in attendance wore Angry Birds T-shirts and brought along Angry Birds balloons to honor Jorgie's interest.

His Grandmother Cindy Betz says they picked an area near her home on Moline-Martin road because it was the little boy's favorite spot to play.

"Just to see all the cars and all the people and all the balloons was amazing. Happy birthday Jorgie in heaven." Betz said losing her daughter and grandson has been an absolute nightmare. "I lost so much of me. I don't know what I'm supposed to do. But I'm just waiting until I can play with Jorgie again and see my baby girl."

Betz says she is grateful for everyone's help in her mission to send balloons to Jorgie in heaven.

 

 

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