Scholarship fund set up in memory of La Feria native beaten to death
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 02:39:32 GMT —
A Facebook scholarship page has been set up in memory of Aaron Juarez, the La Feria native who was punched to death outside a Whataburger in Corpus Christi.
It has more than a thousand likes since its creation shortly after the 25-year-old lost his life on the 1st of June.
People have been turning to the page to send his family their condolences and to send money in support of a scholarship fund in Aaron's name.
Humberto "Hubie" Gonzalez is a close family friend of the late La Feria native.
He helped to set up the scholarship with one goal in mind.
"We want Aaron to be remembered for the person he was and not the way he left this world," he said.
Aaron was working as a physician assistant in Kingsville but lived in Corpus Christi.
He was fatally assaulted outside a south side Whataburger after he dinged another car door in the parking lot, according to police.
31-year-old David Alvarez is currently in Nueces County Jail being held in lieu of $200,000 bond.The suspect has not yet entered a plea on a murder charge.
Aaron's family says their loved one wouldn't hurt a fly.
He picked his line of work because he liked to help people.
Gonzalez wants to see the scholarship go to a student whose aspirations are the same.
"This is a young man that would take his shirt off his back if you need it," he said. "He loved helping people. He loved making people laugh."
So far more than $3,000 in donations have been made for the scholarship fund.
Gonzalez believes an annual award is the best way to keep Aaron's memory alive.
"He will always be with us in spirit," he said. "We just want to honor his name and keep him in our hearts."
What Aaron didn't get to continue to do in life, he'll accomplish in death.
The scholarship is considered a fitting tribute to a man who's believed to be smiling down from above.
Aaron's family has formed a petition to keep the man accused in the homicide from getting out of jail.