WEST JORDAN, Utah -- The parents of a West Jordan teen who died after being hit by a car are trying to spread a special message from him on the one-year anniversary of his death.
Collin Worland was a typical spunky 13-year-old, complete with off-hand comments for nearly every request by his parents.
'I`d ask him why he left his shoes in the middle of the floor and his response was ‘because I`m awesome,’” said Collin’s mother Erin.
Erin Worland says her son’s comments were a bit sarcastic at the time, but are now profound.
Collin was hit by a car and killed while walking to school in West Jordan on Nov. 2, 2011.
“It`s been hard. Every day is a struggle,” said Erin.
His now famous phrase 'because I’m awesome' adorns his headstone.
'Awesome isn`t quite a good enough word for him, but it`s the best we've got,” says Erin. “He just was amazing.”
Now, one year later, Collin`s family wants him to be remembered by reminding everyone that they are awesome on November second.
“It`s a day for everybody to feel good about themselves and to acknowledge their own ways of being awesome,” says Erin.