We happened to be home last weekend when we got a phone call from some of our very best friends, Ben and Carly.  Carly’s brother Liam was riding his motorcycle Friday night when he was hit by a drunk driver.  We rushed to the hospital, as did many other friends and family members.  Less than 48 hours after the accident, surrounded by people who loved him, Liam passed away.  He was 24.  The driver of the other vehicle has been convicted of drunk driving five times prior, and spent time in jail for one of those convictions.

After a week of grieving and mourning, our life will go on.  We will continue our travels.  But Liam’s bright future has come to an abrupt end.  He is survived by his mother Diane, father Patrick (and girlfriend Wilma), sister Carly (and husband Ben), and a large extended family who loved him dearly.

If you’d like to help in some way, the family is asking for donations in lieu of flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made in Liam’s honor to:

M.A.D.D.: 1100 East Hector St. Conshohocken, PA 19428, 610-825-4902 OR

The Dupont Children’s Hospital: 1600 Rockland Rd. Wilmington, DE 19803, 302-651-4000.

043 Carly's family


6 thoughts on “P.A.U.S.E.

  1. From the small world department, Jennifer also knew Liam – albeit briefly – when he worked at Trader Joe’s. Such a waste…

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