Victor Zapata, of Newark, DE, passed away unexpectedly on June 8, 2019.
Victor was a spunky 18 years old young man, who from his first day on Earth to the day he earned his angel’s wings had touched the lives of so many. Victor was a graduate of Christiana High School and a student at REACH Program. He was also a member of an exclusive and unofficial Nemours/AIDHC Frequent Flyers Club.
Victor was immensely loved by his family and everyone who got to know him. He was the light of his parents lives and the star of their hearts. He was born to be Lord’s ambassador of faith, hope and unconditional love. He had God’s gift of bringing people together. His strength and perseverance inspired many to be the better versions of themselves. His infectious smile melted hearts.
In addition to his loving parents, Luis and Olga Zapata, Victor is survived by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and his grandparents, Juan Zapata, Stanislav and Ludmila Goncharov, and his two favorite pups, Peludo and Dashiel. He was predeceased by his grandmother Mary C. Zapata.
The family would like to expressed their deepest gratitude to everyone who cared for Victor, supported him, believed in him and loved him.
Thank you to all Victor’s amazing teachers and therapists. You believed in him, gave him a voice and through your creativity you brought the world to him.
Thank you to the nurses and staff of Aveanna Healthcare for providing loving care and support to Victor and his family.
Thank you to the nurses, volunteers, therapists and doctors of Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, without your support and commitment Victor would never made it to 18.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Victor’s name to The Nemours Global Health Fund, c/o Christopher Raab, Nemours Fund for Children’s Health, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803