Osborne 7-Eleven collects donations for child’s funeral

The family of one of the children who drowned at Grand Beach last weekend needs help paying for the funeral.

David Medina, 12, originally from Dasmarinas, Cavite, and Jhonalyn Javier, 11, originally from Angeles City, Pampanga lost their lives on Monday, August 1st, while out swimming on Lake Winnipeg. It is reported that their parents lost sight of them in the water as their vision was impaired by the reflection of the setting sun on the water.

Although lifeguards, firefighters, local RCMP and the STAR-7 air ambulance rushed to the scene, the children were pronounced dead after approximately 30 minutes of CPR and first aid.

Both the Medina and Javier families just immigrated to Canada from the Philippines, with the Javier’s set to celebrate their one-year-anniversary on August 12th.

7-Eleven collecting donations

An Osborne Street 7-Eleven, where one of the child’s parents works, is collecting donations to help cover funeral costs. Anyone who wishes to donate can go in person to the 7-Eleven store at 568 Osborne Street in Winnipeg.

— MyToba News

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1 Comment

  • C.R. Koss says:

    There are likely quite a few people who would like to help, but cannot make it over to the 7-11 on Osborne. Would it not be possible to provide a few other options?