Last August, my family and I said goodbye to a wonderful young man, Kaelin Hampton. At the tender age of 11, Kaelin lost his life at a local family resort. While Kaelin was fully aware of the mechanics of swimming he was not what you would call and avid or experienced swimmer. Particularly not in lake.
My niece, Kaelin's mom, has taken on the mission of keeping his memory alive by helping to insure that children in Cleveland learn the necessary skills to keep them safe in the water.
Kaelin was an active member of the YMCA, participating in football and basketball leagues, so it is only fitting that the Hamptom Family and the YMCA combine their efforts to keep the children of this community safe.
If you are so inclined, please make a donation to the Kaelin Hampton Fund at any local Chase Bank branch, and do your part to keep our children safe!
You can also contact any of the Cleveland YMCA branches to learn more about the program.