PISCATAWAY, NJ – 11-year-old Cameron Jean-Pierre may have suffered a fatal allergic reaction to the smell of fish being cooked at his grandmother’s home in Brooklyn, NY where he was visiting on New Year’s Day, according to a WABC news report.
The official cause of death for Cameron is still under investigation.
In the WABC news report Thursday, Cameron’s father described his son's distressing final moments.
“Daddy, I love you'" were Cameron’s last words.
The family has lived in Piscataway for the last two years, and Cameron was a sixth-grader at Theodore Schor Middle School.
Cameron was “a good student and a positive and happy presence in the classroom,” said Piscataway Schools Superintendent Teresa Rafferty in a statement on Thursday.
“Our crisis management procedures and counselors are in place to help our students through this tragedy,” said Rafferty.
"Cameron's Homegoing," a Go Fund Me Page has been established to raise money for funeral expenses. The page states:
“Cameron was the apple of his parents' eyes, the best son anyone can ask for, and all around great kid. His personality always lit up the room and his maturity was awed by all. His untimely demise is one that we will never understand but we ask that God carries his loved ones with a sense of peace through this tragedy.”