As smoke billowed from their sixth-floor apartment, Janne’s family rushed to the stairs, hoping to escape safely. But when they ran down the smoky stairs, one of them, Sera, 27, collapsed, her sister Marema Janne said.
Sera Lehman was an outstanding student at the college. His family arranged for his funeral on Tuesday. Isatou Janneh, an 18-year-old sister, was hospitalized after struggling with the effects of secondhand smoke.
Another sister, Marema Janne, Sera, is a member of the Campion Youth Organization, a Bronx-based non-profit organization that focuses on youth leadership, where she distributes food to community members. Gambia said he helped organize the match.
Ms. Janne, 31, was studying to become a social worker because she believed that “we need it more in our community, especially in the African community.” “She’s a good man to be around.”
On Tuesday, 27-year-old Prina Elleston mourned Sera, describing her as her best friend because they were both students of the Health Professions and Human Services at a high school in Manhattan.
“In every milestone I have achieved in my life, she has always been for me,” Ms. Elleston said in tears Malka. He said the two enjoyed visiting museums and attending concerts by Sera’s favorite musicians, such as Tyler the Creator, Playboy Cardi and D’Angelo. “Even if it’s hard, she will give up everything and be there for me.”