On November 1st, 2016, All Saints Day, the Sylvania (Toledo), St. Francis, and hockey community lost a valuable member. Adam Burson (SFS '13) passed away after battling a vicious opiate addiction. He is most closely survived by Pam (Mother), Rick (Father), Teresa (Sister), and his two younger brothers Joe, and Ben. He was an amazing athlete, teammate, and friend, but above all else a brother. The young man was a pleasure to be around, always cracking jokes, and could make anyone's day better. Unfortunately, he spent the majority of his last few years battling a serious problem, one that affects many people across the nation. His mother, Pam, has become an advocate for raising awareness of opiate addiction and making resources for any family that has a loved one affected by the issue available so that they do not have to experience the same sense of loss. However, an unfortunate circumstance with Adam's situation is a serious roadblock in providing closure for her and her family. During his battle, Adam spent time at a rehab facility in Florida to receive treatment, and this is where he would end up passing. Living in Sylvania, Ohio, there is a transportation cost involved with bringing him back home so that he may receive a proper funeral and burial. The fees for this service can be upwards of $5,500, not including general funeral expenses. With no insurance on Adam's life, this can prove to be an extremely stressful situation for the Burson family emotionally, and financially. We are asking the Sylvania (Toledo), St. Francis de Sales, and overall hockey communities to come together to make things easier for their family. Adam deserves to be able to find eternal peace in his hometown, and his family afforded the opportunity to pay their final respects.