Randy and Raelene Robinson’s son Jeremy, died 12 years ago, in a fatal crash at age 12. Just before his death, he was teaching himself to play the ukulele, and was starting to compose a song, which his dad finished afterwards. Recently, Jeremy’s beloved basketball hoop, which was stolen, then returned after a sign made by Randy and Raelene, placed it in their driveway, with a plea for its return. Video by John Walker/jwalker@fresnobee.com John Walker jwalker@fresnobee.com
Randy and Raelene Robinson’s son Jeremy, died 12 years ago, in a fatal crash at age 12. Just before his death, he was teaching himself to play the ukulele, and was starting to compose a song, which his dad finished afterwards. Recently, Jeremy’s beloved basketball hoop, which was stolen, then returned after a sign made by Randy and Raelene, placed it in their driveway, with a plea for its return. Video by John Walker/jwalker@fresnobee.com John Walker jwalker@fresnobee.com

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Hoop of hope: Boy’s love of basketball helps Fresno family heal

July 20, 2015 12:00 PM

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