Rory is dead five years today

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Rory is dead five years today.

We love and miss him so awfully much. He believed in the good of others and always tried to find that good in those he met. Although he was young, this was his way.

We, those who adored him, have no milestones to look forward to this year as we had dreamed. There will be no graduation, there will be no eighteen-birthday party, and there will be no college for him either. He was not even a teenager when he died, just 43 days short of thirteen years of age.

Rory loved life so much during his short time in this world. His sister Kathleen… he loved her more than anyone or anything in the world; his eyes danced with delight when they joked together. He loved and he was loved and he is loved.

He was courageous and funny and true. We learned much from him about dignity and respect and laughter and justice and goodness. We desperately grieve for the life that might have been had he not tragically and painfully died but we do so delicately cherish the short time we had with him.

Today and everyday we thank everyone for the love and kindness that has been shown to us since Rory died. April 1st, 2012 is a day that shattered our family. We are heartbroken to this day and we will be heartbroken forever, but the support of family and friends both old and new means so much… thank you.

Our wonderful boy is gone five years today.

With love,
Orlaith, Ciaran and Kathleen