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Mom of Taliesin Meche says Portland train victim known for brave spirit

Taliesin Myrddin Namaki Meche at his 2016 graduation from Reed college.

The mother of Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, one of the good Samaritans stabbed to death on a Portland train, recalls her son as wanting to make the world a better place. Even as a small child, he was unafraid of a challenge.

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