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Mom of young hero speaks about son

Fairport, N.Y.-- A funeral for Tyler Doohan, Lewis Beach, and Steve Smith was held today at Saint John of Rochester Church in Fairport. Tyler has inspired people from across the country with his heroic actions the morning of the fire.

Crystal Vrooman, Tyler's mom, was visibly shaken when she took the podium. 

"I know you are watching this, and you should be so proud of yourself. You were honored as a fireman and you were only 9. You made me the proudest mother anybody could ever be," Vrooman said.

You can listen to her heartbreaking speech above.

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