Fund For Michael Donohue Smith
Sharon Donohue Newsome with Michael Donohue Smith and 3 others.
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Sadly last Monday while gathering the last items we'd need for our destination family Thanksgiving at the Outer Banks of NC, we got the call no one wants. Our son, Michael, suffered a massive sudden fatal heart attack sitting in his car in his driveway. We were all stunned and broken, and since then we've just tried to be together seeking comfort and peace. Here's what my husband, his dad, had to say:
I am Michael's dad. For those who didn't know our son Michael, here is a synopsis:
Michael could walk into a room full of strangers and in about 20 minutes, everyone knew his name. He loved and cared about people and people normally were attracted to him. It didn't matter who you were or what your role in life might be.
Michael had a wit like no other. He knew just what to say when you were feeling down and most of the time you would end up walking away with a smile on your face. You could see this through his Facebook posts. He wrote this on Nov 12 just after the contentious election:
"Cake, delicious wonderful cake. Can we all at least agree that cake is fantastic"
I didn't see some of his friends responses but Mike posted back this reply:
"Let me guess...you like pie!