Jared was a Freshman at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worceser,MA. His major is Mechanical Engineering. He had just joined Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and was planning on moving into the Frat house in the Fall. We picked him up late in the afternoon on Wednesday May 6 for Summer break and he told us he would be driving back up on Thursday to say goodbye to some friends and spend the night at the fraternity.
Thursday at 6pm or so we had stopped in at Han restaurant in our hometown of Granby CT to grab a quick dinner. Just as we ordered our meal the phone rang. It was someone from WPI saying that Jared had fallen from a tree and had been transported to UMass Memorial in Worcester. He had no feeling below his neckline.
And so began our journey…..
“There are times in our lives when we choose our challenges and other times when the challenges simply choose us. It is what we do in the face of those challenges that defines who we are, and more importantly, who we can and will become.”
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