Fund set up to help with student’s funeral expenses

Alex Chandra attended West Orange High School.

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A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with the funeral expenses of a West Orange High School student, Alex Chandra, who died this week. Alex’s brother, Hemraj Chandra, organized the fundraiser, which has a goal of $25,000.

“Alex was a fire to gasoline; he’d brighten up anybody’s day,” Hemraj Chandra wrote. “He was that type of guy to make everyone smile/laugh while carrying 10 tons of his own despair and sadness in his head.”

The school’s PTSO posted an announcement on Facebook with the phone number of a crisis hotline:

“Everyone should have received the call about the death of a West Orange High School student. We are sad about his passing, thinking about his family, friends and the entire West Orange HS community.

“Those who need to speak with someone should contact the Mobile Crisis Hotline: Dial 211 or (407) 839-HELP.”

To make a donation toward funeral expenses, visit



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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