Carol Bo Sun
COLUMBIA — Carol Bo Sun of Columbia died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Saint Louis University Hospital of a rare genetic disease called Moyamoya. He was 18.
He had gone to St. Louis in July for a convention for his favorite fantasy card game, Magic: The Gathering, when he got sick, said his older brother, Mike Sun.
He was born on Jan. 4, 1993, in Columbia to Yichang and Lei Bao Sun.
After graduating this year from Rock Bridge High School, Mr. Sun planned to attend MU and major in engineering. In high school, he was involved in the Global Issue Club and Chamber Choir.
Mr. Sun was always passionate about making people smile. Camille Hosman, his high school friend, said that during an AP Government test, she was sitting across the room from Mr. Sun. When she looked at him after finishing the test, Mr. Sun smiled and held up his test book, which displayed a huge Pikachu cartoon. She said he got a five on that test, the highest score a person can receive.
"Carol's friends were always important to him," Hosman said. "He went out of his way for everyone, whether it was digging your car out of a snow drift or taking you out to dinner when you were feeling sad."
He also volunteered for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and other organizations in Columbia.
"It seemed to me like Carol made time for everything, for volunteering, working, spending time with anyone who needed him," Hosman said. "He was so important to so many people."
Mr. Sun enjoyed basketball, singing and collectible card games.
He is survived by his parents, Yichang and Lei Bao Sun and one brother, Mike Sun, all of Columbia.
Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. A service will follow at 4 p.m.
Condolences can be posted at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.