Here’s the note from Tai on the GoFundMe page:
Michael Yamada, a dear friend to so many of us here in Bryan / College Station and San Diego has unexpectedly passed away on his birthday, December 26, 2016.
Michael and I had known each other for past six years. Though our friendship was short lived, he has impacted me and my family with such a joy and happiness. He not only helped me dress better and make me look better, he made me feel better and helped me become a better person to know how to give back to others and be involved in community.
Michael had so many friends here on this Earth and his departure has truly taken a big bites out of our…
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