Greater Lansing lost a young man from Haslett two days ago.

13 year old Evan Thompson's passing leaves an empty space in the hearts of his family and friends, in his school, his community. We'll never know what 'might have been' had this heartbreak not happened, just the grief of his loss.

A Go Fund Me Account has been set up to honor Evan's memory, to keep his name alive and to provide chances for kids in our community to take part in a sport that gave joy to Evan and his family. You can contribute here.

Knowing the deep generosity of our people here, it's not surprising that the goal is already close to being met. More donations will provide more opportunities for more kids.

Our hearts go out to Evan's family and friends.