Hayden James Gamboa Sumaoang
September 22, 2003 ~ September 28, 2022
San Jose, California
Resided in: Fremont, California
Hayden James Gamboa Sumaoang, 19, passed away on Sept. 28, 2022, due to complications while recovering from heart surgery. Hayden had just turned 19 last week, 6 days before his passing. Hayden was born on Sept. 22, 2003, in San Jose California.
Hayden is survived by his 2 younger loving brothers, Hadrian & Harlan, and his grateful parents Honorio & Jen. He also leaves behind his faithful pets, Jessie the tortoise, Bamski the dog, and Moon the cat.
Hayden was born with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder which causes delays in cognitive development or learning difficulties, and an over-friendliness personality. In Hayden’s case, his heart also had narrowed arteries, which is also associated with Williams Syndrome. A week before he turned 3 Hayden had his first heart surgery to widen his aorta and pulmonary arteries.
Hayden grew up going to school in Fremont (Glanker, Azeveda, Walters), graduating from Irvington H.S. in 2021, then later continuing with Youth Independent Program at Washington H.S.
Hayden loved meeting new people and liked to give hugs when he could. He developed a love for sushi at a young age, with California Roll, Lion King, and Unagi Roll being his favorites. He enjoyed listening to music on his headphones while playing Xbox at the same time. His favorite color is red. He plays Monster Hunter, No Straight Roads, Terraria, and Roblox.