My name is Jared Thomas, I am Chris Beaty's Nephew. Our family has been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support for Chris since his murder over the weekend. It has not been a surprise because Chris lived and loved passionately every day of his 38 years on this earth. From his time at Cathedral, to his four years as a student-athlete at Indiana University, to his dedication to making Indianapolis a better place, down to his last moments when he put his life on the line & became a hero – Chris was someone who always put others before himself. He truly was one-of-a-kind, with a giant heart filled with love for everyone he met, consistently working to break down racial barriers.
We encourage everyone to live like Chris - to love others boldly, to stand up for what’s right, to live every day to the fullest. #LiveLikeChris
For those wishing to continue Chris’ legacy, we have set up this GoFundMe for donations in his memory to the Chris Beaty Memorial Scholarship Fund that will benefit incoming students at Indiana University & Cathedral High School, his alma maters which he loved so dearly.
Thank you for all of your kind words, support and love. Please continue to recall the stories from Chris’ life as they are constant reminders that will keep his memory alive.
More information to follow as we work through finalizing arrangements. #LiveLikeChris
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