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Mother of drowned boy remembers his life

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

It's been a traumatizing weekend for Dewawn Humes; the mother of three, with another on the way, lost her oldest child, Jayden, in an accidental drowning on Friday.

"It's very unreal," said Humes. "That's probably the best way I can explain it. It's a shock to everyone. It's just really unreal."

Six-year-old Jayden was playing at Krossroads Park when he went missing. Searchers later found his body in one of the park's ponds.

Humes, who said young Jayden was diagnosed as autistic, didn't let that stop him from being the love of everybody's lives.

"To me, that didn't make a difference, it was just what his condition was, that's not what he was," said Humes. "He was a very loving little boy. Very energetic like I said. Just very, very smart. Very smart. He was just the sunshine of everybody's day."

Humes said during this tragic and emotional time for everyone, the community has really stepped up to rally for the family in their time of need.

"The city of Saginaw period, so many people have come out of the woodwork to support me and my family," said Humes.

And because of that, the family knows Jayden meant not only a lot to them, but everyone else, too.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to pay for Jayden's funeral expenses.

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