And if you'd like to read a bit more about Atticus please continue reading. Atticus passed away on January 10, 2018 after a valiant fight against the most aggressive kind of brain cancer that exists called a glioblastoma. He was 26years old. Atticus was born on May 24, 1991. His parents brought him home to Latigo Canyon in Malibu, CA the day he was born and it was there that he passed away on January 10, 2018. Atticus was a maker, an inventor and an admirer of all things sensible and beautiful. There was never a thing he felt he could not do, whether it was pioneering Calculus D/E at Malibu Highschool, attending Berkelee School of Music’s summer camp in Boston, MA to study jazz guitar, painting his Volvo matte black, studying product design at Stanford University’s d.school from where he graduated college or playing in the Stanford marching band. His enthusiastic, hands-on approach was obvious when he brewed batches of beer, worked at the family business, AFX Studio, as a lab technician, and when he invented the grip-clip (a small device that attaches your pencil to your eyeglasses) for his senior project at Stanford, which he and a classmate, Blake Crowe, “Kickstarted” and took to market. Atticus was 20 years old when he was dealt a difficult hand - a brain tumor. Yet, even when the diagnosis became more grim a couple of years ago that the tumor had returned as a glioblastoma, the worst of the brain cancers, he spent no time in fear or self-pity. He lived with joy and intensity, offering laughter, friendship and an easy smile. In 2016, he and his soulmate Lina Bardovi, renovated a van and pursued life on the back roads of America. Atticus adored the American landscape and felt a profound freedom living off of it. Over his lifetime, Atticus had adventures in eight countries, 20 States, and took three trips to Burning Man. His final months were spent with those he cherished. These savored memories include camping trips, dart tournaments, Dodger games, delicious meals, strong coffee and always music. Atticus is survived by his devoted sister, Isabelle; mother and father Heather and David Anderson, grandparents on both sides and his beloved dog, Boo Radley. A memorial service will be held at Malibu West Beach Club on Feb 10 at 4pm for friends and family.
As for the GoFundMe campaign, in order to honor one of Atticus’ favorite ways to spend his time - traveling in his and Lina’s renovated Ford van to explore the great outdoors of the United States National parks, we are collecting donations for the National Park Foundation in his name. Our goal is $10,000. We would love anyone interested to honor Atticus in this way. If you would prefer to donate directly to the National Parks Foundation, please feel free to go to their website and you can donate via their “in memory of” tab. (The GoFundMe way is so we can honor each and every one of you and have a platform to see and honor everyone who’d like to participate together). And lastly, if you have never read Atticus and Lina’s travel blog, please do. It shows picture by picture and word by word, what being lovers of Nature has to offer us all - soulful being.
Roll with Me - Atticus and Lina in a Ford van
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