11/3/1992 - 7/21/2017
I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave behind.
We lost our cherished son, Eric on July 21, 2017 to a sudden tragic fall. Eric brought joy, enlightenment and love to all who had the pleasure of knowing him in his short 24 years of life. He was always a giver. Since the first year of high school when he was able to give blood, he became a regular donor. He had a discussion with his Dad not too long ago about his decision to be an organ donor. Never did we think we would be alive to make sure that his wishes were honored. But, honor them we did and due to his generous being, so far he has saved five lives with the gift of his major organs. We don’t know how many others he will help, but we are told it could be hundreds. The grief is tremendous, but the solace that we have gained from his gift of life has helped to soften the devastation that has rocked our very being.
We’ll never look in his eyes, hug or laugh with him again. We’ll never have the pleasure of seeing him fall in love and bear children. His wanderlust soul will never have the pleasure of experiencing the wonderful life he so deserved. Eric lived life to the fullest from sunrise to sunset wherever he was. His wit and intelligence forever boggled the minds of all that knew him.
He’ll live forever in our hearts. May his recipients live long and healthy lives with Eric’s selfless gift of life to the world.