Antwun Crow Photo Contributed
Antwun Crow Photo Contributed

Toowoomba steps up to help family of Antwun Crow

THE Toowoomba community has stepped up to a call for help from the family of four-year-old Antwun Crow, who tragically drowned in a Sunshine Coast creek last week.

Antwun Crow went missing from his home on Wednesday night and was found drowned, just six months after the family moved from Toowoomba to access more resources for Antwun's autism.

Parents Ben and Antoinette Crow want to hold their son's funeral in his home town of Toowoomba, but were blindsided by funeral costs, which include bringing Antwun's body home from the Sunshine Coast to say their final farewells.

Mr Crow's sister Natasha Withers put the call out for financial help on Saturday evening through a story on thechronicle.com.au, and said $3000 had already been donated.

The appeal is being run through Hannah's Foundation.

"We're up to about $3000, we still need another $2000," Ms Withers said.

"There's been a lot of empathy, we're just overwhelmed…we're very humbled by it.

"People have rallied behind us."

Ms Withers said the funeral would be a chance for the family to say goodbye to a "bubbly" and affectionate little boy.

"This is the last thing we can ever do for him," she said.

"He was a very happy child, full of energy.

"He was just smiley all the time, bubbly, full of life. He couldn't talk, but communicated the best he could.

"He'd just come up and smell you, and give you big cuddles.

"My brother, Antwun never left his side. They had a special bond.

"He was very loved."

How to help

Direct deposit to BSB 704052, account 103 5885.

Account name: Hannah's Foundation. Ref: Funeral AC

For credit card payments, go to hannahsfoundation.org.au.



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