Friday, October 2, 2009

In Memoriam

It’s with shock and sadness that we learned our After School volunteer, Steven Dax, passed away on 20 September. You’ll remember that he was in a car accident a few months ago. He was recently released from the medical centre where he’d been having intensive physio for the injuries he sustained in the accident and had returned home. He suddenly had a fit that interfered with his breathing and by the time help came, it was too late.

He will be remembered as a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer who really put a lot of effort into his work at the After School Program. In the last text I received from him, shortly before he was released, he was saying how much he looked forward to coming back to the ASP, even if he was still in a wheelchair.

A memorial service was held for him on Thursday evening, which a number of EBCAIDS members attended, and I was asked to say a few words. The family also expressed thanks to us for the role we played in his life.

He’ll be greatly missed.

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