Bereketabe Yohannes, age 14, passed away tragically in a drowning accident on a beautiful sunny day in San Francisco. Bereketabe, a kind and spirited boy, had just graduated from 7th grade at Claire Lilienthal School and was enjoying the start of the summer with friends on Crissy Field.
Bereketabe's parents wish is to have his final journey be to their home country of Ethiopia, where he will be laid to rest. The family's financial situation would make this difficult.
While it is incomprehensible to conceive of such deep loss, we are asking for your help by contributing toward the costs of international funeral transportation for Bereketabe as well as airfare for the bereaved family.
Nothing can replace Bereketabe, but we hope this effort will relieve some of the family's stress and bring an element of comfort and support to them, during this heartbreaking time of deep loss.
With deep gratitude,
The Claire Lilienthal School Family