I took my Power in my Hand – /
And went against the World –
Emily Dickinson (Poem 660)
Saturday, October 15, 2016
--What a beautiful child---Shakir Salaam's beautiful soul and kindness touched so many lives and he was taken too soon at only 16.------$50 Joanne Korop Connelly 6 mins ago I get the grief. I have walked the walk as these parents and family are walking. it is a long hard road but you will make it. It's just not the road you ever wanted to take. The story is touching. Fine young man. Be proud as parents for shaping him into the beautiful soul he was. I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs.---$18,200 of $20k goal $17,410 of $20k goal----
Today we lost a beautiful young man suddenly & tragically when a tree came down ( in a storm) near his school and fell on him.
Shakir Salaam's beautiful soul and kindness touched so many lives and he was taken too soon at only 16.
His high school, Clayton Heights Secondary School and the surrounding community of Clayton Heights in Surrey, BC is in mourning; family, friends, acquaintances teachers, administrators and the community are in shock right now.
I know many are asking for ways to help. I have spoken with a very close family friend of Shakir's, who was at the hospital with the family consoling them during this devastating time.
Together we are putting out a request to our wonderful & generous community, Shakirs friends and acquaintances , surrounding schools & high school rugby teams who would like to reach out & help his family.
We are looking to raise money for help with funeral expenses, meals for the family , time to grieve & heal
( ie.counselling services) and any finacial need that is unforeseen in a sudden circumstances such as this...
Any denomination is welcome!
Shakir played rugby at Clayton Heights and lets challenge all rugby schools around the lower mainland to donate to his memorial fund.
Please share this to help raise money and get to our goal of $7,500
And lets try to beat it, I know this is doable for our community.
****We have reached our initial targeted goal thank you to "all" the donors thus far, family & friends are overwhelmed by the outpouring of condolences and support!
I have increased the goal to $15,000 in hopes I can set up a Rugby scholarship/grant in Shakir's name ...please help me continue to honour Shakir's young life. I am overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring, kind offers from people and the community to assist in anyway they can ...Thank you from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of his family & friends.