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Brett WAS HERE 1992/05/04 - 2011/06/19

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Brett lived an amazing life of faith and courage. He lived with Type 1 Diabetes with no complaints. He loved baseball and played through high school and into college. He also loved his Honda Prelude and fixed it up very nice. He loved his family and being together at holidays and special events. More than anything he lived a life of faith in God. His favorite verse was "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

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Hailey WAS HERE 2004/05/05 - 2015/04/20

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Our daughter Hailey was truly an angel on Earth & now in Heaven. She was our social butterfly; our mouse. A social butterfly because she would make friends wherever she went. It never failed. Nicknamed our ‘mouse’ because as a baby she’d squeak like a little mouse. Hailey was sweet & sassy, smart & outgoing, loving & affectionate, & so funny, with a smile that would light up the room. With that smile, she would convince us all of almost anything. She loved art, music, animals, mermaids, swimming, fashion & children but her biggest love of all was babies. The smaller the better. Surrounded by a family full of kids, Hailey always had a baby or toddler in tow. In her arms, on her hips or on her lap; her strength to hold & carry them, her love & patience was admired by all. We always thought she'd either be a teacher or have many kids when she grew up. Hailey is the middle of two sisters; Kayla, our oldest & Isabelle, our youngest. They had & will always have a tremendous bond because a love like that, never dies. We will always be thankful for the 10 years & 11 months Hailey was with us. To quote her grandmom, "At 10, she experienced more love than most do in a lifetime." She left us at 10 years old from a late diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes & DKA, while overseas on a family vacation, passing away just 24 hours after being diagnosed- just two weeks before her 11th birthday. We confused her symptoms with altitude sickness. Prior to the trip, she showed no extreme symptoms. We did notice she was thirstier than usual, but she had just joined a running club at school. She seemed to be going through a growth spurt as well, growing taller & thinner. But we had no idea, that in just a couple of weeks, our baby girl would be gone. It happened that fast. We have made a promise to Hailey to share our story in her honor & hopefully save lives, because more education & awareness is needed. Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes include: extreme thirst & frequent urination, weight loss, weakness or fatigue, vomiting, mood changes, etc. Knowing these symptoms may save a life. Hailey would would be turning 15 this May 5th, but instead she's forever 10. This legacy page is being written in her memory, not just as the girl who passed away from Type 1 diabetes, because she was so much more than that. She was a beautiful gift to us all that we will never forget. Happy birthday in heaven our angel.

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Harold WAS HERE 2000/06/07 - 2018/09/19

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Harold was an amazing son and brother. He always made you smile. He was a class clown. He loved to work on old cars and fix them up. He spent time with his siblings joking around and helping them when they needed something. He loved to travel and went to Australia when he was 15 as a student ambassador. He had dreams of opening up his own garage some day. Harold was loved my many and is very deeply missed!

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Jesse WAS HERE 1996/09/24 - 2010/02/03

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Our family will always remember Jesse as the "chill kid," a young man with great hair and a smirk and a contagious smile and laugh. He did more in his 13 years on this planet than most will do in a lifetime. We miss you, Jesse. Cheers to you for bringing so many more families together.

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Murphy WAS HERE 1994/05/01 - 2016/08/14

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Murphy lived a truly one of a kind life on Earth. He was as funny as he was introspective, carefree as he was intense, and goofy as he was intellectual. "Murph Man" was an incredible athlete - towering above us all at 6'4". He skied on the Division I Middlebury College Ski Team, but was also a skilled mountain biker and avid hiker. Murph did not waste a single day. His energy and enthusiasm carried him to the summits of many 14,000 ft. peaks in his home state of Colorado before sunrise, and ripping down mountain bike trails well past sundown.

Murphy had an open heart and open mind to all, and his loss is felt deeply by a wide group of friends and family. He continues to inspire all that loved him to fill their days with laughter, adventure, and connection!

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Rachel WAS HERE 2004/06/30 - 2016/07/03

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babjames2

Rachel loved to sing, dress-up, and be around people. She made everyone feel special and could make friends anywhere she went. She was full of life and would share her love of life with others. She loved to serve others.

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Seth WAS HERE 1985/03/21 - 2008/07/15

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LaurieLachowitzer

Seth was a remarkable young man. He died at age 23. He lived his short but full life with passion and zest. Seth was bright, loved to read and study, yet he could kick back and enjoy strumming his guitar. Theater was an important part of his youth - classes and performances. Seth loved to travel and in the summer of 2007, after graduating from George Washington University, magna cum laude with majors in Political Science and Dramatic Literature he hit the road and traveled the U.S. His next stop was Boston University Law School where he completed his first year. Summer of 2008 he was in New Orleans doing a Clerkship for the Public Defenders office when something went very wrong. Seth was incredibly conscientious about his diabetes. As long as I live, I will never understand what happened. That is the insidious nature of this disease that so many people don’t understand.

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Travis WAS HERE 1983/12/13 - 2006/07/29

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Travis was here.

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Will WAS HERE 1992/12/29 - 2015/02/02

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lhauver

Will grew up in Baltimore and graduated from McDonogh School where he played lacrosse and squash. Will was also an incredible artist. He used his quick wit and humor to create amazing things. Will was a Senior at Rollins College where he was a Communications Major with a Fine Arts minor. He was a Captain on the Lacrosse team. He was also a member of the SAE fraternity. He made friends far and wide and as his friend said at the Rollins vigil, “He was only unhappy when everyone was not smiling.” He is missed by many.

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Wyatt WAS HERE 2007/01/30 - 2017/04/05

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mikeyz33

Wyatt Shane was born on 1-30-2007 he was the youngest of 6 children he had big dimples and a precious smile he was a brainer like his mom and was always good in school he loved doing his youtube channel and playing video games he loved to go fishing and camping and riding his bike He was my best friend in the world we were just as close as a father and son could be i dont think theres one day that we didnt hug and say i love you , he wanted to grow up and be a computet programmer or a graphic artist , he was and still is my precious angel and light in this dark world . on april 5th 2017 Wyatt passed away from undiagnozed type 1 diabetes he had gotten a stomache bug from school and stayed home we had a doctors appoinment for him the next morning but he never woke up it took us awhile from the reports to learn what had happened just the night before he got sick we had eaten pizza and watched a movie and he wad riding his bike all over the neighborhood , none of Wyatts older brother or sisters have any form of diabetes nor does his mom or dad (me) or none of his ancestors on either side far back as we can trace . at his school they had a bench made on the playground and put a plac on the back with his name they had a huge ceremony dedicating it to him this last year . He will be missed every milisecond until we see him again Life without him in it is the toughest soul shredding thing i will ever endure . we all Love and misss you my beautiful Wyatt Shane . love Dad

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