Austin Ekern was full of life. He was everyone's friend. His smile was inviting.
He was days away from leaving for his 3rd year of college at FSU. Austin became a brother in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and helped organize social events. His friends often referred to him as the "Big Ek." In his free time, he enjoyed hanging out with friends and family.
Graduating from Oviedo's Hagerty High School, sports was an essential part of Austin's life growing up. He played football and Volleyball and loved every minute. His parents were always by his side at every game, as well as his brothers Cannon and Brandon.
The Ekren's have lost part of their heart that can never be replaced.
But we as a community can help. So many people have asked, "What can we do?"
In lieu of flowers, the Ekern family has started a scholarship in Austin's memory: "The Austin Ekern Memorial Scholarship at FSU" . This Memorial Scholarship will help another student attend Austin's favorite college.
Here are several ways to donate:
1. Click Austin Ekern Memorial Scholarship Fund for a 100% donation on line
2. This GO FUND Me page.
3. A check. (please make the check out to the FSU Foundation and note that the gift is for the Austin Ekern Memorial Scholarship #F08509).
The mailing address is:
2010 Levy Avenue
P.O. Box 3062739
Tallahassee, FL 32[phone redacted]
Thank you for your love, support, prayers, and donations in this difficult time.
- Jeannie Kiriwas
- Goetz Family
- Rob Squires
- Evelyn Kelly
Organizer and beneficiary
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