On July 13th, 2017 a tragic incident occurred that took the lives of 4 people in Greenville/Pickens county South Carolina. 2 of those were innocent children ages 5 and 9.
One of these children was Hayden King, a rising 4th grader at Easley Forest Acres Elementary School. According to anyone that ever met him, he was a joy to be around, a caring personality with a contagious smile.
This incident was a homicide/suicide that occurred allegedly because of domestic disputes between adults, however innocent children were involved and their lives were taken without any warning that harm was to come upon them.
I do not wish to disclose specific details of this tragic incident because of the sensitivity of the situation and out of respect for the remaining family along with siblings. There are several local news outlets covering the story if you wish to know the timeline of events. In no way has the King family reached out for support but as friends of the King Family we want to help them in any way we possibly can. If anyone knows Haydens dad, Nate, you know that he would do anything for a child. As a community it's time for us to give back no matter how small knowing how he would do the same for any of us.
If you can contribute anything please make your donation here. All donations are greatly appreciated and will go directly to the family. Nothing can bring back the loss of a child but helping the family to alleviate any unexpected financial stress upon them during this time would mean alot to them.
Memorial services, funeral arrangements and loss of wages due to missed work are anticipated and anything helps.
Hayden King along with his sister Harper Eden will forever be in our hearts.
- Forest Acres Teacher
- Kelleigh Barner
- Drew Sanders
- Rebecca Hilas
- Brandi Vaughn
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