|Evan in Chicago. My daughter in the foreground.|
Evan had just finished his freshman year in college and was on an archaeological dig in Scotland when he collapsed. Attempts at resuscitation were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at the local hospital.
I am stunned by this event. Not only because it's a local kid, but because I knew the family. Evan's dad teaches Social Studies in my school district. Evan's mom is my acupuncturist. (I had a stroke 2 years ago, and acupuncture has been an amazing help in my recovery.) Evan and his twin brother were friends with my daughter, and graduated from high school together last year. Evan and my daughter starred in the school's musical, Chicago, last spring.
My whole body aches for Evan's family. Having a daughter the same age, I just don't know how anyone can deal with the loss of a child.
I ache for his brother. The boys were twins and rarely left each others' sides until college.
Here's a link to a video from our local TV station.
Here's a link to a newspaper article:
Click THIS link to obtain the scoot game free, in honor of Evan. Of course, this means you will Pay it Forward in some way to honor Evan.
Thanks so much!