A sad day

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A sad day

Postby TinLizzy » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:00 pm

Early morning June 17, 2018, during a massive storm, a hillside behind my house gave way, collapsing a basement wall and trapped my sleeping 12 year old son, Thatcher, under feet of debris. I was able to dig him out with help. But all the local roads were washed out and emergency personal were unable to get to my house. We were able to get him across the Portage Canal in a locals boat, continuing cpr during this whole time. Finally the ambulance was able to meet us and the took him to the hospital where they were able to get a pulse. He was air lifted to Ann Arbor, MI, about 500 miles away and placed in U of M hospitals PICU. Sadly, he never regained consciousness, and his brain continued to swell to the point it stopped working. He was declared dead late on June 18. We have been in a state of shock since. The outpouring of support from all of my family, friends, community members and complete strangers has helped us greatly through this devastating time. The day before this tragedy, I launched my 28 express to get it ready for a trip to Isle Royale that we planned on taking my boys and nephews. Thatcher looked forward to this trip all year long. He truly loved being on the boat, with fishing being his main passion. He would spend hours upon hours a day fishing in front of our house. Hopefully time will lessen the hurt and heartbreak, and we will be able to take my other children out on the water, hoping that they might feel the same way he did on the water. We are comforted by the fact that we know he is in the arms of Jesus watching over us, waiting for the day that we can join him. God bless. Thatcher Alan Markham 2005-2018
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Re: A sad day

Postby legendlc » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:36 pm

No words to describe what your feeling. Love, prayers, thoughts, and sympathy sent your way. I lost my sister when I was 18 she 21. I couldn't imagine. I pray for peace for you and your family.
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Re: A sad day

Postby legendlc » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:37 pm

No words to describe what your feeling. Love, prayers, thoughts, and sympathy sent your way. I lost my sister when I was 18 she 21. I couldn't imagine. I pray for peace for you and your family.
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Re: A sad day

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:51 am

Horrible.

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Re: A sad day

Postby ddependo » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:00 am

Thank you for reaching out to us. I will be praying for your healing. I can't emagine the pain you feel. God promises his help thru these times. Lean on Him . I could not face that without knowing God. Please feel free to reach out to me personably to talk or pray with or for you in the future.
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Re: A sad day

Postby bcassedy » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:59 am

Sharon and my prayers and thoughts are with you. Terrible news. There are words to say, but none that can "say" what a heart feels. Our deepest condolences... :(

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Re: A sad day

Postby jwd0255 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:10 am

I can't imagine and I pray to God that I never feel the pain you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this terrible time.

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Re: A sad day

Postby jralbert » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:20 am

Please accept our sympathy for the loss of your son
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Re: A sad day

Postby carl » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:55 am

Heartbreaking...Praying for you and your family...
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Re: A sad day

Postby carl » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:29 pm

If it helps to write then write...If it helps to talk then talk...If it helps to pray then pray...personally I understand this, all three helped me in a time of sorrow, sadness and pain. Some of us know true heartbreak while others look in from the outside. Not a day has gone by that I'm not thinking of and praying for you and your family. Thatcher is in Gods arms now, reassuring? Yes but still heartbreaking...https://www.memorialchapel.net/notices/Thatcher-Markham
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