Can you imagine surviving a crisis zone that has claimed the lives of 6 million people, only to lose your life to a tragic accident in your new home? That is what happened to 15 year-old Dieudonne Eca. He escaped war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and persevered for years in a Malawian refugee camp. Only two weeks ago, Dieudonne finally stopped living a life of limbo when he arrived in his new home here in Boise.
Tragically, Dieudonne died by accidental drowning while visiting a local swimming hole with friends on July 14th. Having been in the United States for such a short time, Dieudonne’s family is struggling to come to terms with the loss, provide a decent and respectful burial for their son while adjusting to life in a new country far from home and family.
You can help with a gift in memory of Dieudonne. Your contribution will defray the costs of funeral expenses. Any amount raised above funeral expenses will allow the IRC in Boise to respond to unexpected emergencies of local refugees, including improving access to swim lessons for refugee minors. Please make a gift today – help us honor the life of a strong and persevering young man that Boise lost too soon.