Friday, February 29, 2008
(this photo is Scott walking his lil' sis Aubrey down the aisle)
I was able to talk to the neighbors who witnessed my son Scott's death. They said he seemed to lose consciousness BEFORE he fell, rather than slipping as reported. They said he suddenly stopped and went limp, then fell headfirst in a freefall, quietly, not calling out, nor trying to catch or brace himself. We believe he passed out from the pain of his back injury, and that is why he fell.
My son Scott's loss is more than sudden and unexpected, it's devastating. In one second, our lives changed forever. I have been contacted by and received messages from dozens of people who knew him. I am grateful to hear so many wonderful stories and comments about him. He definitely lived life to the fullest - "enough for two lifetimes!" - and touched many lives for the better.