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Will Norton: A Life Worth Remembering and Celebrating

The KW Culture is strong. It’s God, Family, then Business. You feel it in the way associates treat each other and the way they speak to each other. It’s lending a hand and lifting people up when times are tough or there is a great need.

Nowhere was that philosophy more apparent than during KW Cares Party with a Purpose held during Mega Camp 2011 where associates united to raise more than $130,000 to benefit the Will Norton Memorial Fund. It was an incredible night filled with recognition of loss, and a celebration of life – and everyone brought incredible energy and a giving spirit to the event!

Will Norton was an 18 year old with blue eyes and a big smile, the kind of guy who never met a stranger. He was creative, courageous, and lively. With a true servant’s heart, he gave generously to those less fortunate, volunteering his time to local organizations. He loved his family and friends, and was deeply loved in return.

The Joplin tornado hit Will and his father in their car on the way home from his graduation. When the ambulance reached his father at the car, Will was unfortunately missing. An international search team—led by Sarah, his sister and best friend—looked for him for an agonizing five days until his body was found.

To honor his memory and those of the other 161 lives that were lost, Keller Williams is committed to raising money to create the Joplin memorial park. The highlight of the park will be the Will Norton Miracle Field, where handicapped children can come together to play our national pastime, baseball.

To read more on Will and his amazing life please visit www.kwcares.org.

Please take a minute to donate to the Will Norton Memorial Fund and celebrate this young man’s life.

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