SALADO, Texas -- Artist Troy Kelley is sculpting bronze memorials for each of the 13 victims of the mass shooting at Fort Hood.
Kelley started the project in 2010 and has devoted hundreds of hours to finishing the hand crafted memorial.
"I tried to personalize each one of them," said Kelley.
Kelley worked with the victims families to showcase their passions. For civilian Michael Cahill, he included a coffee cup, for Specialist Jason Hunt, his devoted dog Rex, and for Major Libardo Caraveo, a bible.
"This has been, truly has been, a labor of love," said Kelley.
His final sculpture is for Staff Sergeant Amy Krueger.
"Our hearts just go out to that family and to everyone involved in this really horrendous event," said Kelley.
The 12 sculptures are on display temporarily inside the Killeen Convention Center, once enough money is raised a permanent memorial will be built outside. Organizers have raised $140,000 so far but more than $200,000 is still needed. You can donate here.
"I hope as soon as the trial is over, people will see this memorial and know it's such a worthy cause," said Kelley.