This young man's tragic death threw his family into deep mourning and the Kooskia Community stepped up to help.
Three churches in the area joined forces to help his family move out of the house to another location, blessed them in countless ways and pulled together support to care for his internment and provided all that was needed for a memorial service that was held today, April 14th, at the local Clearwater Elementary School gym. The funeral was huge. Probably 200+ people were in attendance.
I got to say a few words about Jayden and wished publicly that I had had a chance to teach him Chess. I sincerely believe the game may have improved his judgment and averted his tragic death.