This last 2 weeks have been very difficult for my family. We had to say goodbye to my brother - Curtis. It was very difficult and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife of only 2 months - LoriAnn. Sometimes in life somethings are hard to understand why the life of a loved one was taken from us too early. He was finally so happy after loosing Melanie who died in May 2008. LoriAnn made him smile and laugh again. He was so full of life.
So I plead with anyone out there that has a motorcyle and rides without a helmet. PLEASE, PLEASE for the sake of your family, friends and other loved ones ware a helmet. Curt and LoriAnn did what they loved - riding his special edition Harley - Labor Day Weekend. To make a long story short - hit a patch of gravel and crashed. Curt was criticall condition and severe brain and head injuries along with various broken bones. We said many prayers that he would be able to make it out ok - but the verdict came last Saturday that there was less than 10% brain activity. They asked the family to make the most difficult decision that anyone would have to make in this lifetime. On Wednesday morning he was taken off life support and passed at 7:30am.
We had his funeral on Friday and it was a very difficult day for my Mom and Roger and of course LoriAnn. Curt was a giant that stood over 6'4" and looked very rough. His outward appearance did not come close to what was in his heart. He was a very kind and loving giant who was such a teddy bear. He was respected and loved his Harley. He left this earth way to soon but we know that he will be joined with his mother - SarahAnn. I am so thankful for the gospel in our lives to know that this is not the end. The outpouring of love and support that our family received from MacKay Dee hospital and friends, ward members was so awesome. I know that this has touched LoriAnn and we continue to pray for her that she will have the strength she needs to go forward.
So PLEASE be careful when riding adn were a helmet!