Claude's family had already experienced tragedy when they became refugees, lost their home and were forced to flee their country of DR Congo. They were resettled in Phoenix by the International Rescue Committee in 2016.
Claude was a beloved student at ACES school where he was student of the month in November 2017. He was a carefree kid who loved to play games and made friends easily through his beaming smile. At just 17 years old, Claude had a bright future ahead.
Claude's tragic and unexpected death when he drowned on August 8th is devastating to his family and our community. His family is struggling to cover funeral service costs, so we are turning to you for help.
A donation of any size will mean the world, and send Claude's family the message that the Phoenix community stands with them in mourning.
100% of funds raised through this campaign will be given to Claude's family.
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