I decided to reach out to a good friend today who I hadn’t been able to reach in several months because his phone had been disconnected. Today I decided I would google his work info so I could get in touch with him. What I found was his obituary, and that he died in a car accident in November, only a few days after our last conversation.
Seeing that we both had busy lives and lived relatively far away from one another, I wasn’t alarmed when I didn’t hear from him and assumed he was experiencing some work or personal related issues. I figured that I would get a hold of him. Turns out his phone was destroyed in the crash.
He was a genuinely good man and cared deeply about people. During the time I knew him we had countless compelling conversations about all kinds of topics, most notably mental healthcare in the educational system.
He helped me in ways I will never forget, and I feel proud to have considered him a friend. He always motivated me to be better. This comes as a huge shock and I consider it a tremendous loss. I spoke with his wife today and I can’t imagine the heartache and difficulties they have experienced as a result of this. I read that he had no life insurance policy in place when he died.