Kaiden Vague (Bacon) Memorial

Kaiden Vague was an incredible young man who tragically lost his life when he was the victim of an accidental shooting the day before his 16th birthday.

Kaiden lived his life to the fullest. He was adventurous. He was funny. He had the kindest heart, and would reach out to help anyone in need.

Kaiden is the most unique person that you will ever meet. He had high functioning autism, and boy was he proud of it. His family created and still runs a non-profit organization for individuals with disabilities called Softin Inc. They are an integral part of the autism community, and take kids out on the ocean on their charter boat.

Kaiden lived in Santa Barbara with his mother Tiffany, father Shaun, two brothers John (almost 14) and Shaun Jr. (12), and his maternal grandparents. His older sister Vivy (20) lives close by. He attended Dos Pueblos Senior High School in Goleta, where he was in his sophomore year.

We are raising money to help pay for Kaiden's funeral and medical expenses. Kaiden's family has access to this campaign, and will be receiving donations directly. Kaiden's grandfather David Bacon will be handling the finances.

Kaiden’s legacy will live on, as his family has opted to donate his organs. It is what Kaiden would have wanted.

About the Go Fund Me organizer: My name is Gwen. Some say I am Kaiden's behavior therapist. He would say that I am his sister. Over the last few years, I have spent more time with Kaiden than I have anyone else. Please continue to support Kaiden's family and close friends in their time of need.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Gwen Stephens
Santa Barbara, CA
David Bacon

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