Kikiet Wilson (center left), 14, peers in to the casket of his mother Claire Outou Bakayoko June 25 in Philadelphia while being comforted by his best friend Matthew Lewis (center right), 14. Bakayoko, who emigrated from the Ivory Coast several years ago died unexpectedly in June of lung cancer. At the funeral ceremony the Ivorian Community in attendance was given the task of raising the $10,000 needed to send her body back to Cote d’Ivoire for burial.

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