PORTLAND -- Exactly one year after 7-year-old Portland boy Kyron Horman went missing from his school, his mother issued a statement saying the family's sense of loss cannot be forgotten, but the search has brought out the good in people.

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We have thought of how to honor Kyron and make this mark in time about him, Desiree Young said in the statement. This past year has been the most difficult and heartbreaking for us and everyone related to him.

She said she would spend the 1-year anniversary with family, looking at pictures of Kyron, and remembering how wonderful he is.

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She planned to plant some of her son's favorite flowers and dedicate to him an area under his favorite plum tree in her yard.

Young also took time to thank everyone that has aided in the search for Kyron.

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We would not be able to get through this without the support of law enforcement, volunteers, family, and the support of people everywhere that think about Kyron and care about bringing him home every day, she said.

Young also said her belief in the goodness of people had been restored throughout the search process and she thinks that is what will bring Kyron home to us, the goodness in people.

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