ROSEBURG, Ore. — There’s been an outpouring of support from the Roseburg community after a tragic fire took the lives of two young boys who were visiting their grandmother in Coquille last week.
Larry Keith is friends with the boys’ parents and taught the whole family judo at his martial arts academy. He says both Christopher and Grayson Thorp had a special way of lighting up a room, which is why friends and loved ones are having a hard time dealing with the loss of the two young boys.
“Very kind-hearted boys, always greeted with a hug and a smile, very happy boys and just the look in their eyes would brighten up your day because they had just a happy and joyful spirit,” Keith said.
Keith started a GoFundMe account to help the family with medical expenses, and so far it’s raised more than $7,000.
They’re also fundraising for the boys’ cousin, Caden Teddleton, who is undergoing a long recovery in a Portland burn unit.