MADSION (WKOW) -- The family of a 5-year-old boy with autism -- who drowned last week -- honored his memory by marching to raise awareness about the disorder.
Tuesday's walk wasn't your average trip through a Madison neighborhood.
Family, friends and strangers chanted "J.B" in memory of Jeremiah Bruce Conn.
"He was full of life," says Jeremiah's uncle, Marcus Fleming. "He was very fun. Very fun to be around. He was my little bundle of joy."
Jeremiah is the reason about 100 people came together Tuesday, marching to Fountain of Life Church to raise awareness about autism.
"Children that have this disease you just have to keep a closer eye on them," says Marcus.
He lost his nephew one week ago. A rescue team found his body in a retention pond in Stoughton where he was visiting family.
Marcus says, "I miss him coming over to my house, and getting into all types of stuff. Climbing on my counters, messing with stuff in my bathroom, watching TV with him, hearing him talk and sing. I miss all that about him."
Associate Pastor Kevin Evanco says the Fleming family has been part of Fountain of Life Church since it's creation -- when Jeremiah's grandparents helped start it.
Marcus says he wants Tuesday's memorial service to be about the lives of others as well.
Marcus says, "I want it to change someone's life today. I want someone to be touched in a way they aren't usually touched... leave thinking man I really needed to hear that today."
MADISON (WKOW) – The family of a 5-year-old autistic boy who drowned last week is holding a walk to create awareness about autism on Tuesday.
Family of Jeremiah Conn will be walking from their Fisher Street home to the Fountain of Life Church starting at noon.
Authorities found Conn's body last Tuesday in a retention pond in a Stoughton neighborhood he was visiting with his family.
Lysee Mitri will have more on 27 News at 5, 6 and 6:30.
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