Just three days after his tragic death, a GoFundMe account set up to show ‘Love & Support For Ra-che Williams’ had reached $4,6137 in donations towards a $10,000 goal to assist with the family’s funeral expenses.
The account was created shortly after his death by Ava Espinoza, who is a close friend of the young man’s mother, Ms Rachel Bailey.
The account, created 19 hours ago, as of 11am was climbing steadily, as the appeal for support continues.
Ms Espinoza wrote: “Ra-che was a light to those around him…his smile, his laughter, kindness and humble spirit will forever be missed! There are so many things we can say about Ra-che…we all LOVED him and he had so much more to give to the world. Ra-che was very much loved by his family and friends. To have lost this sweet prince tragically on June 25th, 2021 in a hit and run traffic accident…is beyond understanding or sense.
“He was the loving son to Rachel Bailey…and a mother should never have to bury her only child. The love between the two of them was seen and felt by everyone that knew them. For Rachel, whose life is forever changed, she will need our love and support in the days, weeks and months ahead.
“There is so much that lies ahead, your support in helping Rachel lay her son to rest is much appreciated. Those of you know that know Rachel, know that she is forever helping others….it is our turn to help and support her during this time. The funds will be used for the funeral expenses for Ra-che.
“We appreciate your support..and please continue to keep the family of Ra-che in your thoughts and prayers.”
When contacted by Bermuda Real on Sunday (June 28) said she obtained the family’s permission to open the account because “Rachel is one of my best friends”.
“I will just say that Rachel does a lot to help others and so that is what I said on the page….it’s our turn to do something to support her.
“I also think that people are going to do what they are going to do, if they have been touched by her or Ra-che…you won’t have to encourage.
“It is very sad and it seems like only ‘the good die young’,” she added.
For more information, or to make a donation go to: https://gofund.me/bfe8cafc