Eight-year-old D.J. Cohen who charmed classmates, teachers at Orange Grove Elementary Charter dies
Eight-year-old D.J. Cohen didn’t let his debilitating medical condition weaken his infectious laugh, broad smile or upbeat spirit.
D.J. Cohen’s funeral will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at the chapel of the Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home in Kingstree.
To help the family with funeral costs, please make checks payable to Laura Meseck c/o D.J. Memorial Account.
Checks may be mailed to: Laura Meseck c/o D.J. Memorial Account, 1225 Orange Branch Rd., Charleston, SC, 29407.
A genetic immune disease caused his body to fight itself, and on Monday, his body no longer could take the strain.
His family grieves his loss, as does an entire West Ashley school of students and teachers who knew and loved him.
“He showed me what life was really all about – to enjoy every day as long as you’re here,” said Laura Carlson Meseck, his former first-grade teacher. “That child smiled through everything, and he lit up the room. He didn’t realize how many people he touched.”