Martin Duque Anguiano

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The friends and family of Martin will have the opportunity to serve the community in honor of Martin by helping to collect gift cards and toys for families in need in Broward County. 

Martin's only wish in life was to provide his family with a stable supportive and loving environment, like they did for him. " He always told me that he wanted to start working as soon as he turned 16 because he saw me helping the family financially with whatever they needed," said Martin's bother, Miguel Duque.

Martin was always taking honors classes and was looking forward to AP courses, as well as dual enrollment next school year. His intense course load exemplified his drive and ambition to achieve great things in his lifetime. 

"He was always a smart boy, the smartest one in the family. He was pretty impressive. Eventually, he wanted to go to FAU high school," Miguel said. 

"He always prayed for us, for everyone in the family," said his brother. "He knew there was a God, and I was proud... most kids our age are out partying and they don't know what life is about, but he did and I'm a really proud brother." 

"Martin was always very helpful and very happy. Whenever a situation was really sad, he would try and make it positive and happy," said Freshman Jose Hoyos.

He always put others' happiness before his own, and he always made an attempt to brighten everyone's mood. 

His kindness and compassion will live on in every life that he touched, and his positive outlook and enthusiasm are an inspiration for all who knew him. Martin's uplifting and bright personality will be a shining light as we try to live like he did. 

If you are interested in sending donation to support families through Martin's project please contact: Zakiya Becca at 954-233-1300 or

*information and quotes provided by the Eagle Eye Newspaper