Posted on September 8, 2015
Posted on September 8, 2015Thank you, everyone, for your support. In an effort to allow any last-minute donors the opportunity to make contributions, the fundraising deadline has been extended to Friday, September 11th.
The outpouring of support these last few days has been amazing and humbling.
Take care of each other!
Posted on August 28, 2015
Posted on August 28, 2015Here we are, just over week away from the fundraising deadline. We've raised nearly $6500, thanks to friends, family, and strangers.
Here's the thing, though. As much as I despise having to ask folks to donate money, I really hate that we've lost our friend. If I could go back to that weekend, that morning, the night before...
Except there's nothing any one of us could have done differently. And that's part of what makes this loss all the more heartbreaking. There is no one to blame, no justification. None of us can say that this was the plan of some Higher Being, that this was The Plan for Jason's life, to end so abruptly and so early.
Jason didn't die because some driver was drunk or reckless, or because doctors tried but couldn't cure some disease. There's no place to point a finger and say, "This. This is why this happened." You can't blame the wind. You can't blame the tree.
More than being in the wrong place at the wrong time, this is a tragic accident that could happen to any one of us, our friends, our families. Yes, cancer sucks. Homicide and suicide and manslaughter - suck. Losing anyone sucks.
Please consider making a donation in these last days to show support not just for Jason's memory and legacy, but in honor of the people you love. $5, $10, $50 - anything you can give will go directly to three causes in honor of Jason.
Posted on May 28, 2015
Posted on May 28, 2015We've met our second goal and have passed it! I know many folks are waiting to donate, and I fully expect that we will be able to raise even more.
Miki and I spend a lot of time remembering the fun times we shared with Jason. I hope that each of you are continuing to take comfort from your memories.
Pat, Nancy, Amy, Dale, Trixie, Vega, and the whole Parish family are always in our thoughts. Miki and Kelly continue to be humbled and are grateful for the support of Jason's friends and family.
I encourage you to keep sharing this fundraising page. It continues until what would have been Jason's 37th birthday. I can't think of a better way to honor his life and his love of the outdoors and four-legged mutts than by making this substantial donation to the 3 organizations selected. Let this be part of Jason's legacy, that even in the face of this unfathomable loss, his friends and family have recognized that the memory of Jason will live on and linger forever.