Please donate for Carson Lebkowsky's funeral expenses

I received the shocking and sad news that Jon Lebkowsky's 16-year-grandson Carson died suddenly this week. Jon was one of the early editors at bOING bOING (the zine) and a great supporter of Boing Boing on The Well. He is also one of the founders of EFF Austin and an all around activist for good. Please consider donating to Carson's funeral expenses at Go Fund Me.

I am a family friend of the the Lebkowsky family, and have known Carson since he was a tiny tot. Carson was just 1 month shy of his 17th birthday, November 23rd. He knew and loved God, loved his family and friends, and loved to make others smile. Carson had such a huge heart, and would give whatever he had to help someone. He was so proud of his family and his love for them showed when he was with them. His personality was so outgoing… as long as you were laughing and smiling he was having a great time!

On the morning of October 23, 2016, Carson's family went to wake him up to start the day only to find that he was not breathing. EMS arrived and made every attempt to save Carson, however it was unsuccessful. Carson passed away in their family home in Austin, Texas.

Carson leaves behind his parents, Robert and Dana; his older brother, Colton; grandparents, numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, and a lot of friends. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

His death was very unexpected and I have started this fundraiser to help with the funeral expenses. The death of a child is something that no family is every prepared for, emotionally or financially.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Please say a prayer for the family, share the link to this page, and please donate if you can. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

Carson Scott Lebkowsky

November 23, 1999 – October 23, 2016