Friday, April 24, 2009


*****I'd like to thank all of my followers and commentors for your kinds words during this time. Even though I may not have commented back or replied, I'd like you all to know that I read them and it moved me to know that you are all so caring.*****

The boy I told you about who was burned in the fire has died. He passed away Sunday April 20th from burn wounds he sustained on the April 14th fire.

His name is David, 19 years old, a rugby player, and econ major.

I didn't know David, but he is familiar to me. I saw him coming into the building, in line at the caf, perhaps around campus or maybe in a few of my classes. He may have held the door open for me a few times. He came from Toronto. He went to private school. He and I had many similarities, but there is so much I don't know about him.

I don't know if he liked being called David or Dave. I don't know if he was funny or a good cook. I don't know how he treated other people. I don't know if he had a cat or dog. Or who his best friend was. I don't even know if he ever fell in love.

Here is his photo:

He looked like a fun guy. This is a picture of him from Halloween:

I can't express how truly sorry I am for his family. I cannot imagine the pain they are feeling right now. Although he was medicated, David's last days were spent in pain. To watch a loved one go through six days of suffering is about as bad as going through it yourself.

Rest in peace David. I'm sure you will be missed.


Bombchell said...

omg that is so sad. the burn picture brought tears to my eyes. so sad.

I wish his family and friends strength. may his soul rest in peace.

Kimberly Michelle said...

RIP. I'm sorry to hear that.

Wishing his family the best in these hard times.

One Eighteen said...

Damn, thats horrible