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Remembering Kendall: Balloon Release for N. Richland Hills Teen

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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas -- Family and friends gathered Tuesday to release balloons in remembrance of Kendall Clark. The 15-year-old North Richland Hills teen was killed Saturday in a car crash.

"She wore a smile and she was always one of those people enjoyed seeing coming down the hallway in between classes," explained Ged Kates, Richland High School Athletic Coordinator and Head Football Coach.

"She was a teacher's favorite without being a teacher's pet. She was one of those that could make people feel good about themselves and you couldn't really put a finger on why. She was just a fine lady."

Kendall may already be working as a guardian angel looking over her mother who is recovering from the accident in a Fort Worth Hospital.

"She is doing much better," Kates said.  "I am not sure of her release, but it's soon we think."

The balloon release was also a fundraiser to help with funeral and medical expenses. A dollar was donated for each balloon.

"You saw one balloon go up and we thought of Kendall going up where she's going," Kates said.  "All the others following behind her and it was kind of we are right behind you. That's exactly how we meant it and I think that is exactly how she would of taken it."