Viktor and Libby Boyce addressed the public Thursday in an emotionally charged video.
“We are completely and utterly overwhelmed from all the love from everybody is showing us for Cameron’s 21st birthday, we miss him terribly and we really appreciate your support,” Viktor said while Libby buried her face in Viktor’s chest, unable to speak.
Fighting back tears himself, Viktor continued:
” We don’t really know what else to say other than thank you, and we’re devastated … We’re not the only ones suffering, it’s not just about us the whole world is suffering right now, please just be kind to one another and love one another.”
Finally able to speak in the video, Cameron’s mother thanked fans for donations to his foundation via a newly released line of t-shirts.
It’s almost been one year since 20-year-old Boyce died from a major epileptic seizure while he slept.
In a separate post on the Cameron Boyce Foundation IG page, Libby thanked fans for special notes they have been sending leading up to his 21st birthday.
“Everybody, I’m just reading all the notes on The Cameron Boyce Foundation page of all of the comments with the donations and I am just really blown away, really blown away by all the amazing comments and how many people loved Cameron,” she said while choking back tears.
The Cameron Boyce Foundation focuses on reducing gun violence and curing epilepsy, and Libby said, “I just really wanted to say thank you and it’s so appreciated and we really will be doing amazing things so his death is not in vain. Thank you.”
One of Cameron Boyce’s passions was putting an end to gun violence, and the issue has been a main focus of the foundation. In honor of his birthday, a special fundraiser helped raise thousands of dollars.
“Happy 21st Birthday Cam??. Over this past week, we have been blown away by the outpouring of support and love to honor Cam’s legacy. We have fundraised $45,000 in just 4 days towards ending gun violence and curing epilepsy. None of this would have been possible without the support from all of you,” a message from the Cameron Boyce Foundation read.
At the time of this posting, the fundraiser had actually brought in close to $60,000.