A GoFundMe started for a 14-year-old boy who unexpectedly passed away at a skate park last week has raised more than $25,000 over two days.
On Wednesday, August 7, Carson Crimeni suddenly passed away in the hospital. He was rushed there after being found at the Walnut Grove Community Centre earlier that day.
The Langley RCMP say that Crimeni spent his last hours between the Walnut Grove Skateboard Park, the grounds of Walnut Grove Secondary School, and the Walnut Grove Athletic Park.
Police also say that Crimeni’s death is “believed to be an overdose on narcotics” and is currently being investigated.
Now, a GoFundMe that was started in the 14-year-old’s memory has raised, at time of writing, $25,855 over the course of two days.
“Carson was a loving, energetic, and happy high school student,” reads the GoFundme, which was started on behalf of the family. “He enjoyed playing hockey, video games, and hanging out with friends and family.”
“I have known the Crimeni family for over 20 years. They are a loving, giving and kind family. The type of people who would give you the shirt off their back and ask for nothing in return.”
The GoFundMe also notes that while the circumstances around his death are still being investigated, “it is not clear whether this tragedy could have been avoided.”
“It is heartbreaking to learn that Carson may have been visibly suffering while people taunted, filmed, and photographed him — instead of calling for help.”