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Community Rallies to Support Isaac’s Family

As the Cleveland community continues to try and come to grips with the death of a 14-year-old on a school campus a few days ago, they pull closer together. The family of Isaac Brooks was joined by friends and by strangers in a prayer vigil Saturday night and in a Sunday carwash to raise money to help with his funeral expenses.

Arlene Brooks says her son had a pacemaker and she thanked God he did. She doesn’t believe the pacemaker had anything to do with Isaac’s death. Instead, Arlene says her son fell and hit his head earlier that day, and she believes there was internal bleeding. However, the autopsy results are not yet available, which she acknowledged.

Arlene was at the carwash at the Auto Zone on E. Houston Sunday, along with Isaac’s father, Michael, his grandparents from California, and his two older sisters, Gabrielle and Monique. There were also plenty of volunteers, and the family was moved by the outpouring of support for her youngest child, and only son.

“He was a great kid growing up,” Arlene said. “He loved football. His dream was to become a football player, join the military or be a police officer – those were his dreams.”

Isaac couldn’t stand to see anyone sad and would try and cheer them up every time, she said. He was a fun loving, happy and active teen, whose life was interrupted.

“He had a life all planned for him,” Arlene said. “He was an awesome kid. He made sure everybody was happy. He made sure you had friends. If you didn’t have one, he’d be your friend.”

Isaac had a pacemaker, but it didn’t slow him down, according his mother. He was a major Dallas Cowboys fan, and football was his favorite sport, but he recently decided to try out for basketball too.

Arlene said her son’s death was a major shock and she cries herself to sleep at night. She’s praying God will give them all strength to deal with the tremendous loss of Isaac.

“I never planned to have to bury my son,” she said.

The family has found some comfort in how much support they received from Cleveland residents, many of whom were total strangers spending their Sunday helping raise money to bury her son.

“We feel very blessed that a small community like this came together to help,” she said.

A Go Fund Me account has also been set up to help. It can be accessed by clicking the link below:

https://www.gofundme.com/yz5qdwvk

We at Montgomery County Police Report extend our condolences to Isaac’s family and ask for prayer for them, for his classmates and school faculty, and for the first responders, including CISD Police, all of whom were deeply affected by the loss of the boy they tried so hard to save.

 

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