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Brian Shaw perseveres despite tragedy

Updated: May 11, 2011, 12:46 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

There is a closet inside Brian Shaw's bedroom that takes him back to a time he wishes would stand still.

He finds himself inside the small room every summer in late June, on the floor, touching the remnants of a past he can't let go.

He unzips a garment bag, takes out a shirt his father wore to work, his mother's favorite coat, his sister's jumpsuit. He hugs the clothes, brings them up to his face and close to his chest as if he were still hugging and kissing those who once ...

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