On April 22nd, 2018, our community suffered the tragic and unexpected passing of Mouhammadou Faye (also known affectionately as Mouha, Mo, Momo).
Mouha was a bright, charismatic, funny, extremely generous young man who brought light and joy to his father Jean Faye, his mother Amsatou Ndiaye and his sister Fatou Faye, his extended family in the US and Senegal, his sports teams, the Spencer View community, the Camas Ridge School community, the Eugene Islamic community, the African community of Eugene, and any Duck athlete he admired and had the chance to meet. He will be missed and remembered by so many whom he touched.
Mouha tells his own story
I was born in Berkeley, California on September 23rd, 2007, at five o’clock am.
At the Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California.
My family is from Senegal in West Africa. I have not been to Senegal but I want to visit some day.
My grandparents on my Mom side are from Senegal. My grandparents on my Dad side are from Senegal and Guinea.
I went to my cousin house a lot when I was growing up. We had some really good food.
We had dance parties and sleepovers almost every weekend. When I grow up I want to be a neurosurgeon.
Some of my hobbies are reading, playing sports
running and drawing. When I am drawing, I
like to draw self-portraits of my self. I play basketball, football and baseball.
My favorite color is pink.
My favorite video game is NBA 2K18.
My favorite movie is home alone.
My favorite book is Ghost.
My favorite dessert is vanilla ice cream.
And now you know more about my life and
That’s my Autobiographical speech.
by Mouhammadou, January 2018