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Woodland Hills Midget Football Honors Swissvale Fire Victim

Rayseun Hall's family is honored with his jersey at ceremony last Sunday at the Wolvarena.

It's been just a little more than 11 months since Rayseun Hall died in a Swissvale house fire.

As a youth, he enjoyed spending fall days playing football with the Woodland Hills Midget Football Association. Hall had played with the Midgets until an accident left him confined to a wheelchair when he was 12 years old.

"Rayseun played for the organization for years," said Richard Jordan, vice president of the Midget football association.

The organization honored him Sunday by presenting his family with his "25" jersey during a ceremony at the Woodland Hills Wolvarena in Turtle Creek.

Multiple fire departments, including Swissvale, responded to the apartment fire at 7:40 a.m.

When firefighters arrived, several people had reportedly jumped from the building and Hall was trapped inside.

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jessica October 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM
This wonderful to hear. I lived right behind this family and witness the fire and was just heartbroken to hear the young boy will killed. My son was good friends with keyshawn who also lived in the home. It was a devastating day in our neighborhood. It is nice to see he was honored.

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