Fundraising efforts have begun to repatriate the body of 32-year-old Eddier Arias-Cordero back to Costa Rica.
He passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 10 whilst exercising at the George Town track next to the Truman Bodden complex of an apparent heart attack.
The executive chef at Casa 43, Allan P. Rojas, is organizing a fundraiser event after a local memorial service that will be held on Sunday afternoon. Friends and supporters are encouraged to come out and purchase foods. Proceeds with be donated to Eddier's family.
Rojas is also from Costa Rica and has enlisted the help of the management and all staff at Casa 43 to assist. He shared:
“We want to contribute to help our dear friend who we considered family so that he can be sent back home to his family. We will have some Costa Rican dishes available for sale including arroz con pollo and chicharrones . We would be grateful if people would come out and support this worthy cause.”
Location: Casa 43 Mexican Restaurant. Canal Point west bay road
Date: Sunday, September 15th, 2019
How: buy delicious Costa Rican dishes
Organize by : Ticos in Cayman Community and Casa 43
CMR understand that Arias-Cordero worked at Appliance Guru doing their installations and lived here close to 10 years. A source familiar with him states that he worked hard to support his family including his mother and two sisters after his father passed away several years ago.
From all accounts, he was very well-liked by the local community here. We understand that the cost involved could be substantial for the family that relied on him as their primary breadwinner.
There will be A Thanksgiving Service for the Life of this bright, kind, remarkable nature-loving young man at Kingdom of Victoria International Ministry on McClendon Drive behind Foster's Airport. The service will be on Saturday September 14th, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
Eddier enjoyed swimming and participated in the Flowers Sea Swim.