Help floods in for young Eathan after Glenview crash
A LITTLE boy who survived a car crash, which killed his mother and three siblings, will help plant a special memorial garden at his school.
Kawana Waters State College principal Paul Williamson has been inundated with kind cash offers for Eathan Jackson-Cook, the sole survivor of the horrific crash.
Twelve-year-old Eathan is coming to terms with last week's devastating crash at Glenview, which killed his mum Keisha Ann Jackson, brother Ryan Jackson-Cook and younger sisters Matilda Jackson-Cook and Joan Jackson.
The late night fatalities on Mooloolah Connection Rd on August 21 has prompted an outpouring of grief from the Sunshine Coast community.
Through The Daily, Eathan's family urged anyone wishing to help, to donate to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
Kawana Waters State College will use donations to create a memorial garden to Eathan and his family in the school grounds.
"Envelopes are just piling up with people insisting on helping Eathan and his family," Mr Williamson said.
"I've had requests from one person who knows how much Eathan loves fishing and offered to buy him a boat.
"But on the family's request, we want to use the money for this garden in the next few weeks and we will have Eathan involved in that and in the planting," Mr Williamson said.
"I am so overwhelmed by the generosity of the school community, it's unbelievable but it doesn't surprise me because we are the sort of school where we see something happening to someone, we pull together for a united effort."
Eathan, the sole survivor of the shocking crash, is living with his aunty and uncle.
In an effort to return to some normality, Eathan returns to school this week and his classmates can't wait to welcome him back.
"We've prepared the kids at the school for that and Eathan himself is undergoing counselling," Mr Williamson said.
"We have a fantastic team on campus who will work with Eathan.
"We look forward to having him back," Mr Williamson said.
How to donate:
Phone: 1300 363 786 or
mail a cheque/ money order to:
- PO Box 94
- Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
- Butterfield Street
- Herston QLD 4029