Joaquin Oliver


Joaquin Oliver died February 14, 2018 in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. He was 17.

The Miami Herald reported that Joaquin was born in Venezuela, moved to the U.S.with his family at the age of 3, and became a U.S. citizen in 2017.

Known by the nickname "Guac," Joaquin enjoyed football, basketball, the Venezuelan national soccer team, urban graffiti, and hip-hop.

The Sun-Sentinel quoted his final social media post to his girlfriend, Victoria Gonzalez: "Thank you Lord for putting a greater blessing than I could ever imagine into my life this past year," he wrote. "I love you with all my heart."

Legacy mourns all those who died at Stoneman Douglas.

Guest Book

Not sure what to say?

I miss you more everyday. More than a year later and I still cant believe youre gone. I just want to laugh with you again.

Rest easy ❤

To the Oliver family,
I was listening today to a radio program that mentioned your son. As soon as they mentioned his name, his face came to my mind. I am only a stranger who wants to say I am so sorry for your loss. Your son reminds me a lot of my nephew. I wish you peace and know that one day you will see your son again.

I never knew Joaquin, yet he stood out to me very much. I think of him and his family every single day, and feel their pain alongside them constantly. There are lights lit for Joaquin on the other side of the world. my endless love

1971, with good hair

Guac, you are still being thought of 6 months after this year's sad Valentine's Day, by strangers like me on the Left Side of the USA. I don't know what or when, it just seems like a better world will evolve in memory of you and those who died with you, or were injured.
Rest well, Guac.

This is all still so very heartbreaking. Que descanses en paz! No te conoci pero se nota que eras un persona extraordinaria. Se ve una luz inmensa a tu alrededor, en cada foto y video que e visto de ti. Dejaste una vacio a este mundo.

You have the light of God within you, Joaquin. It'll never stop shining.

I also have not been able to stop thinking of Joaquin since i first heard of this awful incident and yet i did not know him.. Watching those who love and miss him in interviews truly breaks my heart and i cannot describe the loss I feel seeing you all go through this. However, seeing his loved ones seeking hope from this dark place is remarkable. Love to you all!