Family needs help after teen son dies from seizure

A parent's biggest nightmare - burying a child. It is now a horrible reality for a single mom in Detroit after she lost her 14-year-old son to a seizure.

A parent's biggest nightmare - burying a child.

It is now a horrible reality for a single mom in Detroit after she lost her 14-year-old son to a seizure.

Lenora Coleman and her three kids are moving out of their home, hoping for a fresh start after the loss they suffered.

"I had just checked on him at about 2 in the morning. I always checked on him," Coleman said. "He was alive and well. And then around six, I found him in that bathroom. And I was like he ain't breathing.

"I called 911 she was telling us to do CPR but once I went in that bathroom, I knew there was no way he was coming back. He was already gone."

East English Village student Rayshawn Coleman started getting seizures when he was 11. He was put on medication, and three days before his death on Jan. 11, his mom says he was put on a new prescription by doctors.

"I'm still in shock," Coleman said. "And today I'm supposed to go to this viewing, and I'm still trying to figure out how the heck I'm going to say goodbye."

Rayshawn also leaves behind 3-year-old twin brothers, and 9-year-old Tyhem.

"He kept us all together," Tyhem said. "He was the most good person in the family. He kept us all nice to each other."

Coleman says she needs help getting her son the proper burial he deserves.

"I never thought of burying a child before me," she said. "They're supposed to bury me. Not the other way around.

"As long as I get him buried, that's when I can rest."

A wake is being held here for Rayshawn but his body is still at the morgue. If you'd like to help pay for his burial, go to the family's GoFundMe by CLICKING HERE.
 


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