Tragedy strikes Shadow family; Rest in Peace Christian Adugna

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Spokane SC Shadow are saddened to share the news that a member of our soccer family passed away this weekend in a tragic car accident in Canada that also took the life of two of his siblings. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Christian Adugna. 

From Coach Aaron Blackmer: "Christian Adugna was an amazing little man, that I had the pleasure of knowing and coaching for far too brief of a moment. He as an awesome little guy who had a huge impact on everyone he came in contact with, and he will be missed immensely by everyone who met him. It was such an honor to have met and coached Christian. He was an amazing little man filled with such joy, humor and passion for life and the game of soccer. Rest in Peace little man.”

Recently in Alberta, Canada the Adugna family was in a tragic car accident. Tragically, all three of their children died: Blen (16), Christian (11), and Emnet (11 months). Parents Solomon and Meseret were both hospitalized due to their injuries. 

For those interested in helping with the immense financial burden of the transportation of the deceased from Canada to the United States, please write checks to St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, with a memo of "funeral fund". Donations are also being accepted via the Spokane Habesha Community website:


At the request of extended family, the funeral for the children of Solomon and Meseret has been moved to Seattle. The time will be this Saturday, Aug. 26th at 9am. The place will be St. Gabriel's Ethiopian Orthodox Church, 949 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, Seattle, WA. The burial will follow at 1pm.

There will be a memorial prayers service in Spokane on Wednesday, August 30, at St. Gregorios. The time will 7pm.