My heart has been hurting since 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 7th.  That is when I saw a note from Century High School in Rochester, Minnesota that stated a student had passed away earlier that day in a tragic car accident.  There weren't any other details but I know I drove by the accident that afternoon with my own child who is about the same age.  Turns out, my child actually knew him.  According to the latest info from the Sheriff's office, the student was 16-year-old Davin Tukua. 

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GoFundMe Set Up for Family of Davin Tukua, Rochester, Minnesota Student Killed in Car Accident

On Sunday, a note started circulating around social media letting people know that a GoFundMe was set up for the family of Davin Tukua, the Century High School student in Rochester who was killed in the car accident.  According to the GoFundMe page, the funds will be used for these unexpected funeral expenses.

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Our precious Davin was killed in a tragic car accident on October 7. We’re raising funds to help cover funeral costs and to support his parents, Natalie and Mike, during this difficult time.

Davin was an incredible young man: an amazing son and brother, an adventurous cousin, kind, gentle & fun with his younger cousins and a wonderful friend to so many people. His bright smile and energy always lit up a room.

Davin will forever be in our hearts and everyone else's heart that he touched with his bright light. His memory will forever be cherished as a bright light extinguished far too soon.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to our family to express condolences. We are unable to respond to every message but know that we see you and appreciate all the healing words and prayers as this is an intense and difficult experience to navigate. - GoFundMe

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Rochester, Minnesota Community Stepping Up in Big Ways to Help Davin Tukua's Family

There are so many messages of support showing up for the family of Davin Tukua on social media.  The donations are pouring in as well.  The original goal on the GoFundMe page was set to $15,000 and at the moment, over $14,000 has been raised.  The fund was just raised to $18,000.

If you would like to help bring meals or donations for the family, you can do that through the GoFundMe for Davin's family here.

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