As some of you know, we recently suffered a horrific and tragic loss in our family. Our youngest son Zachary lost his years long battle with depression and ended his life on May 31st, 2017. I would like to thank you all for the generous outpouring of support we have received since his passing. I haven’t been able to respond to all of you, but please know that every phone call, every card and every visit was treasured and appreciated by myself, my husband David and our son Garrett.
Remembering Zach 1997-2017
Zach was beautiful, funny and brilliant from the moment of his birth. He spoke at a very young age and used very big words…it seemed like he was an old soul in a tiny body. Everyone who met him just fell in love with his bright and witty spirit. In most of the pictures we have of him as a young child he was always clowning around and making faces..typical Zach. Unfortunately just before he turned 11 years old he was diagnosed with epilepsy, and like a lot of epilepsy patients he started showing signs of depression within a year of his diagnosis. This quickly progressed to severe depression and eventually suicidal ideation. As the years progressed we saw less and less of the happy funny child we knew. The glimpses of who we knew as the true Zach became very few and far between. Epilepsy and depression robbed him of the life he should have had. He tried so hard for so long, but his pain was greater than we knew. His struggle came to a shocking and heartbreaking end on May 31st, 2017. There is an empty space in our lives now that can never be filled. We will love you and miss you until we see you again Zach.
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We love you all and also look forward to the day when we can all be together. Zachary is such a special person and brought so much laughter into our home. He was a blessing to us and we cherish the time we had. We share in your heartbreaking sadness. Love you.