Calder 'Mr. Awesome' Sloan Inspires Viral Campaign

The memory of a 7-year-old South Florida boy who died in a tragic swimming pool accident is living on thanks to a new campaign known simply as "Mr. Awesome"

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    The memory of a 7-year-old South Florida boy who died in a tragic swimming pool accident is living on thanks to a new campaign known simply as "Mr. Awesome." NBC 6's Adam Kuperstein has more on this story. (Published Friday, Apr 25, 2014)

    The memory of a 7-year-old South Florida boy who died in a tragic swimming pool accident is living on thanks to a new campaign known simply as "Mr. Awesome."

    A self-portrait of Calder "Mr. Awesome" Sloan has been popping up throughout South Florida in the days since his death in a North Miami Pool.

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    A 7-year-old boy who died while swimming in North Miami pool was laid to rest in a memorial service on Friday. NBC 6's Hank Tester has more. (Published Friday, Apr 18, 2014)

    The picture has even shown up at the AmericanAirlines Arena and Miami-Dade Police headquarters.

    Click Here for the Mr. Awesome Picture

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    [MI] Boy Electrocuted in Swimming Pool
    A 7-year-old boy died while being electrocuted in a swimming pool on Sunday, according to North Miami police. (Published Thursday, Apr 17, 2014)


    Sloan was swimming in the pool on April 13 when he was electrocuted, police said. While police are still investigating the cause of the electrocution, the family suspects a malfunctioning pool light may have been to blame.

    A fund has been set up at Sloan's school to establish a foundation in his honor. Click here to donate.

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