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.

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I dont know you but whatever happened really broke my heart till this very day. From what I see and hear from so many people, youre an amazing person who deserve so much in life. Rest easy. I believe your story will be able to change America. I am so proud of your family, they will be able to help change America into a better place.

I dont know u, i just watched a video made for u on twitter. Then i came here just to say Rest in Love & peace, Joaquin (Feb 14th, 2020)

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Ever since I heard of your death, I have felt a great burden of guilt and sadness. I would trade my life for yours in a second. You deserved so much more than this. You deserved to feel safe in school. Im living life and youre not. This makes me so guilty as I say I want to die so many times a day. I have to remind myself that there are people dead. People like you, Joaquin, who were happy and had so much ahead of them. People who wanted to live. Im sorry to all the other victims and their...

Guac i never knew you in person but you inspired and I'm 100% sure if you were alive and working with me at my Job we would've make great friends and i would've risk my life to save your life if i were a student in Stoneman douglas.

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.