Our Little Brother that Drowned

This fundraiser is for all funeral expenses and etc.

Hello, these past few days have been rough for us due to the drowning of one of our loved ones, a family member of ours.

Jovanny Arroyo at the age of 14 a son, brother, nephew, cousin, and so on was and is one of the most joyful & caring person I have ever met. He was so excited to start high school, so that he could study and go to college and become a Vet. Jovanny was with us here on earth until a dramatic change happened on July 19, 2020. Jovanny was @ the Grand Haven State Park beach in Grand Haven, MI Sunday with family and the unfortunate happen. He went into the water and did not come back up above due to the weather conditions that was causing huge waves at the beach that day and after at the state park. Jovanny our life, our little beautiful happy brother passed away being presumed drowned at the end of day Sunday night.

The search started around the time when he was last seen in the water before gone which seems to be around 3:45pm Sunday July 19th. Coast guard boats and helicopters arrived and searched as well as a crew searching in the water chaining arms together going deep as they can even with life vests on. They searched from 3:45pm till the sun went down and throughout the night just patrolling  along the shore at night. They had to postpone the search Sunday night meaning that no one in the water searching only on shoreline. The search continued with the coast guard, dive team, firefighters, and also a drone was used by a firefighter on Monday morning and throughout Monday, all day Tuesday before noon when it came to an end. Which is when they found his body on Tuesday July 21, 2020 right before 12:00pm


This fundraiser is for all funeral expenses and etc.




This fundraiser is for all funeral expenses and etc.


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    • $20 
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    • $38 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Johanna Castro 
Grand Rapids, MI
Michael Paré 
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