Join 17,000 Care2 Members Who Want To Honor 2-Year-Old Noah Chamberlin With a Park

If you’ve been wondering why people start petitions, here is a great example of how a Care2 petition can turn a tragedy into something beautiful.

Two-year-old Noah Chamberlin of Chester County, Tennessee, went missing during a walk with his grandmother and sister, on Jan. 14. Immediately, people from all over West Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas and even California came together to look for the little boy. On Jan. 21, the desperate search ended, when the toddler’s body was found. Now Amy Stone, who volunteered with the search party for the youngster, has started a Care2 petition asking the city of Pinson to name a playground after the two-year-old.

Stone explains: “Let’s honor this little boy that taught us all so much, that renewed our faiths. That brought families, friends and strangers together for one cause. Let’s honor the little boy that captured hearts all over the world.” 

Her petition has gathered more than 17,000 signatures in just five days. 

“We surpassed our signature goal in half a day,” Stone told Care2. “We know Noah’s story had gotten national media attention, and it’s been truly amazing to see people from all over the world sign the Care2 petition in support. I also looked through the comments, and they are just so touching.”

Noah’s body was found just a mile and a half away from his grandmother’s house in Chester County, Tennessee, on January 21, a week after he vanished while on a hike. 

Noah was a playful little boy and apparently loved to play tricks.

“[Everybody who knew Noah] talked about how he ran all the time, jumped over tables, ran, just nonstop,” said Madison County Sherrif John Mehr. “He loved to hide. We had people tell us that even adults would run after him, and they couldn’t catch him.”

So when Noah and his grandmother and four-year-old sister decided to take a break from walking in the woods, it took just a moment before his grandma turned her head, and Noah disappeared.

“They sat down to talk and she was paying attention to the granddaughter, and when she turned around he was gone,” Madison County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tom Mapes said. “She immediately went to look for him.”

Noah’s death has been called a “tragic accident,” and the police would only reveal that his body was found in a clearing. The preliminary autopsy results show he died of hypothermia; there were no signs of foul play.

Explaining the importance of naming a playground for Noah, Stone writes in her petition:

“Many of us have family and friends in both Madison County and Chester County. We often have to pick one county or another for birthday parties and celebrations that are held at a park. Pinson however is right in the middle. It is where two counties and countless communities spent seven days together searching and falling in love with a little boy that most of us never had the chance to meet. No one has ever seen a community come together like we did for Noah.”

If you want to support Stone, please sign her petition calling on Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris to create Noah’s Playground in Pinson.

We hope that naming a playground after Noah may eventually bring some solace to the family of this delightful two-year-old, who died so tragically.

And if you have an idea that you care passionately about, you can start your own Care2 petition and, just like Amy Stone, you will find Care2’s community of activists ready to join you and help you make a difference. 

 

 

62 comments

Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus1 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill1 years ago

Petition signed, great way to remember this poor little guy.

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Georgina Elizab McAlliste
.1 years ago

tyfs

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Kathryn Irby
Past Member 1 years ago

Petition signed previously! Thanks for posting.

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Kathryn Irby
Past Member 1 years ago

If Noah's parents had been more responsible, he would still be alive!! Thanks!

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Kathryn Irby
Past Member 1 years ago

Petition signed! Thanks for posting.

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Ana R
ANA MARIJA R1 years ago

Ana, you took action on January 23, 2016 ... with hope

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Margo C.
Margo C1 years ago

Signed, thanks for sharing.

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Margo C.
Margo C1 years ago

Signed, thanks for sharing.

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Kathryn Irby
Past Member 1 years ago

And just where were the parents!!! The negligence of parents these days is a very contributing factor in why so many kids are kidnapped and murdered!!! That would make them Unfit parents!

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