· dreamed of being a lawyer
· a very bright student
· a kind and courteous boy
· a passion for reading that spread to everyone he met
· spent his recess time leading conflict resolution discussion with his peers
· extremely funny
· had a positive attitude that could light up a room.
One teacher's recollection was him running up to her in the mall full of excitement to return to school on Monday, dragging his mom around to be sure he had all his supplies for school. Little did she know this would be her last hug, her final conversation and her last moments with Yafet.
Barnard Elementary is a community … we hold people tightly, as the sign outside reads "a school is a good as the community that keeps it." The faculty, staff, and Barnard community is soliciting your support for his mother in her time of great need. Although we can never replace all that she has lost, we can ease the process of rebuilding her life after this devastating fire and covering the cost of final expenses.