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Baylor community remembers one of their own

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The Baylor chapel could not hold everyone who wanted to support the family Saturday, so the family chose to stream it online. 

Family, classmates, and teachers united to remember the 16 year old who suffered from cardiac arrest while swimming Monday.

His younger sister Alex who spoke at Saturday’s service draws strength from Sumner's legacy.

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“But he was the brother who showed you how to be strong, and not let people tear you down, he taught me so much about staying strong and not giving in,” said Alex, Sumner’s sister.

His older brother, Ryan, wishes he had just one more conversation. 

“The only thing I ask you all is to tell your brothers, sisters, moms, dads, and children you love them each and every day. Because honestly you can never tell them enough,” said Ryan. 

Everyone says Sumner always smiled and his smile was a picture of his life. That’s why those who knew him best want you to remember one thing.

“These things are very rare. Sumner would want you to live your life to the fullest safely,” said a guest speaker.

Sumner was a junior at Baylor. He was a member of the 2014 and 2015 Baylor state championship swim team.
 

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