HS Band Honors Fort Worth Flu Victim

By Omar Villafranca
|  Thursday, Oct 1, 2009  |  Updated 10:30 PM CDT
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HS Band Honors Fort Worth Flu Victim

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Chloe Lindsey, 14, wanted to be veterinarian when she grew up, her family said.

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Chloe Lindsey never got a chance to play in the Western Hills High School band. The 14-year-old Fort Worth girl died from complications of the swine flu.

But the Western Hills High School students who would have been her bandmates honored her Thursday at the varsity football game.

The band teamed up with the Leonard Middle School band to play together in Lindsey's memory. The high school band also made ribbons for the middle school band to remember her by.

"They were very touched by it," said Lindsey Traughber, Leonard Middle School's band director. "It made it even more exciting for them to come tonight because they knew it would be a big part of tonight."

Brenda Glass, who has a child in the high school and middle school bands said the last week has been rough on her children. But band will help her daughter, who was friends with Lindsey, cope with the loss.

"It's very good for her, and the memory of this friend is going to live with her forever," Glass said. "Chloe's always going to be there with her."

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