I found myself missing my dad so many times today, on the 11th anniversary of his death. Earlier this afternoon, I received an email post from Nathan's mom containing information that he had died. I could only cry to my dad and ask him to please be there for Nathan and to make certain he is finally out of pain and now ok. He suffered such a horrible death from this blasted beast. Our hearts are breaking for his parents, and most of his sister - Julia, who just lost her best friend. If you'd like to leave Nathan's family with a message of sympathy, you can do so through his caringbridge site by clicking "view and sign guestbook". While I never met Nathan or his mom, we emailed many times and I really felt like I knew them all. What a sweet, sweet family!