Boy raising cash for grave marker

Windsor Star - - CITY+REGION -

A 12-year-old Michi­gan boy is work­ing odd jobs to raise money for a spe­cial Christ­mas gift: a grave­stone for his best friend. The Detroit News re­ports Kaleb Klaku­lak and Kenneth “K.J.” Gross had been friends since Grade 2 be­fore K.J. died in May of com­pli­ca­tions from cancer. K.J.’s mom couldn’t af­ford a grave marker, so Kaleb has been rak­ing leaves, col­lect­ing bot­tles and so­lic­it­ing PayPal do­na­tions on so­cial me­dia to help raise $2,500. He’s raised $900 so far and given the money to K.J.’s mother, LaSon­dra Sin­gle­ton. Sin­gle­ton says she’s over­whelmed by Kaleb’s ac­tions and love for her son, even af­ter his death. She says the boys “were kin­dred spir­its; they were like broth­ers.”

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