Let's help Corion get to college!

Hi. My name is Ashley. After reading Corion's story and speaking with his mom, I've set up this GoFundMe to help Corion go to college. His heroic actions saved four lives during the 4th of July weekend. Let's reward this high school senior's bravery and selflessness by helping him get to college in August 2023!

Corion's story via WLOX.com: A heroic Pascagoula teenager jumped into action to save four people when a vehicle drove off the I-10 boat launch into the Pascagoula River.
 
Authorities said the vehicle, which had three teenage girls inside, traveled about 20 feet away from shore before sinking.
 
“They drove straight under the water,” 16-year-old Corion Evans told WLOX. “Like, only a little bit of the car was still above the water.”
 
Evans said he tossed his shoes, shirt, phone and jumped in.
 
Evans, a Pascagoula High student, said he’s been swimming since he was about three years old.
 
Early Sunday morning, he was at the right place at the right time with the right skills.
 
“I was behind them trying to keep them above water and swim with them at the same time,” he said.
 
His mother Marquita Evans is now praising her son for his courage and endurance.
 
“I was really proud of Corion because he wasn’t just thinking about himself. He was trying to really get all those people out the water,” she said. “I’m glad nothing happened to him while he was trying to save other people’s lives.”
 
Evans helped bring the three girls to shore, along with Moss Point Police Officer Gary Mercer, who responded to the scene and swam out to help.
 
Chief Brandon Ashley released this statement to WLOX:
 
“The police department and I commend Mr. Evans’s bravery and selflessness he displayed by risking his own safety to help people in danger. If Mr. Evans had not assisted, it could have possibly turned out tragically instead of all occupants rescued safely.”
 
Officer Mercer and the three girls were all taken to the hospital after the incident. They’re now recovering.
 
Chief Ashley said Officer Mercer is expected to be back on duty later this week.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ashley DeFlanders 
Organizer
Pascagoula, MS
Corion Evans 
Beneficiary