RB member Celena’s, aka, Naylor, son, Austin, aged15, was involved in a car accident on the 11th of September. The driver of the other car was travelling at a high rate of speed. Austin died at 12:40, 9/11/10. The following link will lead you to Celena’s letter to the duty officer, who remained by Austin’s side in his last moments:
Sincerely, Celena D.
It is more than just a “thank you” in verse, however. It is a statement of the Celena’s courage, and the beauty of a soul who takes the time to be grateful in the midst of a suffering for which I have no language. My friend, as Austin continues to light the way for his loved ones, so you set a shining example for all of us. Thank you for the honor of allowing me to pay tribute to your son and to you. I do hope that you find this a proper way to remember, Austin, his essence, his spirit, his infinite, as you beckon us to do in the closing lines of your work.