In Memoriam

Their laughs, their hope, their fear, their courage and their wisdom are all that we have left of those listed below. Yet the memories they gave us in such a short span of life, can't help but make us smile a little and inspire us in our own lives.

We can't erase the pain of losing these special people, but perhaps, we can ease the sting of mourning and grief to the families, friends and acquaintances with our own "happy thought", as Peter Pan would say.

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Alexander Stansky

April 3, 1984 - June 15, 2003

yellow ribbon for bone cancerNot sure if Alex ever knew or met Carlos, but if he had, they would have found a lot in common with their character and personalities. Like Carlos, Alex was into sports as co-captain of his high school basketball team and member of his freshman track and field team. Also a member of his high school band (tuba) and an avid electronics geek. And above all this, he was a kind and gentle soul that cared more about others rather than himself as he battled Ewings Sarcoma. Mostly shy, he embraced the one-on-one conversations with his friends and family, and as his basketball coach said, "He became the teacher and we, his students".

Today, he is still remembered each autumn when his dad and sister participate in the annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Ironically, Alex walked for 6 years prior to being sick, and just like Carlos, he tried his best to bring awareness to his fight so that others would benefit.

Yes, these two would have gotten along just fine, and yes, Alex mischievous side would have shown up, too!

If Alex were here today, I am sure he would love to support and participate in the events of the CRS Foundation. In his memory, why not donate or participate in this year's events, he'd love that!


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