Wyclef Jean will pay
the funeral expenses for an 18 month old child who suffocated to death, after
being trapped between his bunk bed and his bedroom wall in Brooklyn, New York.
came after a story ran in the New York Daily News about the child, Daivon Richardson,
who was sharing the bed with several siblings in an East New York apartment.
itself is one of the most tragic things I've ever heard in my life," Jean
said. "To hear something like that, the way that it touched me, it was
very important to just take care of the cost of the funeral and try to find
a way to help the family further."
In addition to
paying the funeral costs, Jean sent a crib for the boy's 1 month old brother.
Isaac Mavorah, another New Jersey entrepreneur who owns a medical services company,
is offering sheets, cribs and mattresses to needy families that contact him.
Mavorah said needy
families can call him at (732) 695-1999 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.