Rest in Peace, Sweet David

May 20, 2017 · 4 comments


Through my charity Lift the Lid, I’ve worked with this little boy since he was seven and have watched him grow into a talented teenager, in his artwork, his drum playing, and his writing. Tuesday night he was murdered in his sleep. It’s been hard for me to put this into words, but it does need to be shared, especially with our many donors who have supported The School in a Cart in Cubao, the Philippines and have received photos and essays from David.
He lived on the streets with his parents and five siblings, and was given food, clothing, school support, spiritual guidance, and love from The School in a Cart and its sponsors. We will feel his absence and will never forget him. Rest in peace, sweet David. I’m so sorry.
David Farinas-drums photo-CM-SIAC-Nov2015
  • Bekka Ross Russell

    So tragic, I’m so sorry. It is a pain that truly never gets easier. I’ll be thinking of you and his family ❤️

  • Sara Goff


  • Connie Mann

    So horrible. My heart aches for his family and everyone at the School in a Cart. Praying for all of them.

  • Sara Goff


    Sara Goff

    Author of I ALWAYS CRY at WEDDINGS (WhiteFire Publishing) – Amazon:

    Lift the Lid, Inc.
    Encouraging Writing and Self-expression in Schools Throughout the Developing World

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