The family of the late Chauncey Davids had a special cupcake drive to mark his 21st birthday over the weekend.
Chauncey died in the yard of his Westridge home in May 2014 after an experiment with chemicals went wrong.
His mother Beverly Davids, 47, referred to it as the ‘woomf bottle experiment’.
Beverley said Chauncey, who was 14 and in Grade 9, could have seen the experiment at school.
To honour his memory, his family celebrated his 21st birthday on Friday by having a cake drive.
The cake and food was handed out to the community on Saturday.
“Since his death, we had six years to prepare for this day,” says Beverly.
“We knew Chauncey as a lovable boy who always wanted to give and so we fed others in his memory.
“We had big plans for his 21st birthday because he was our first born,” she says sadly.
The couple collected over 700 cupcakes and matched it with a plate of akhni.
They fed over 600 people at Oasis Farm in Mitchells Plain as well as their neighbours in Cypress Way.
“There were more than enough to feed everyone, we planned to just feed the children and elderly, but we had over enough to feed anyone who wanted,” says the mom.
Chauncey’s only sister Beyonce, 16, says she misses her boeta.
“I miss his hugs, his smile and how he lit up the room. He loved Manchester United and (Wayne) Rooney was his favourite player.”
Dad Llewellyn, 47, says: “If Chauncey was alive, he would have wanted us to do this and braai, he loved a braai.”