It's with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Biruk Alemu Nedi.
Biruk is a beloved son and brother of Axum House. His passing leaves us with so many emotions.
In Biruk's short 17 years, he faced many challenges including the loss of his parents and shining shoes on the streets of Addis to get by. But in Spring of 2014, Biruk joined our Selamta family and was given the chance to be a kid again. He was an amazing soccer player and brought joy to those around him.
The community of Selamta and the surrounding neighborhood has gathered to remember Biruk and support his family. We ask for your thoughts and prayers as our Selamta families remember Biruk and the privilege of knowing and loving him.
Loss and grief are complicated, but most importantly, we remember that Biruk lived and is loved. He will always be an important member of our family.