Jackson Aric Piper

As most of you probably already know, Jackson Piper passed unexpectedly in his sleep, while vacationing with his Mom in Las Vegas, at his Nana and Papa's house, on July 1st 2014. Leaving a deep well of sadness in our hearts, life will never be the same for his Mom or his family. We LOVE you Jackson!

Donations made to GoFundMe! will help pay for Memorial costs, etc. and will also help provide music lessons for kids, in Jackson's name and memory.

From his Mom, Liza:
Jackson loved music. He created electronic music everyday on his laptop and expressed to me regularly that music inspired him more than anything in the world. Jack just finished 9th grade and we met with his advisor a few weeks ago. She encouraged him to spend some time this summer researching colleges with music programs, that he might be interested in attending after high school.
My mom shared this story with me a few weeks ago after I was in tears hearing of a former colleagues passing. I did not know at the time how much meaning this story would have to us just a few weeks later. I will continue to help and love others just like my boy did. I will continue to save the starfish.
I love you Jackson Aric.

"In some parts of the world, when the tide comes in from the ocean, it brings with it thousands of starfish. Then the tide recedes and leaves thousands of them behind on the shore. Many of these starfish cannot make it back to the safety of the water before the sun comes up and dries them out.
A man was walking along the shore one day and witnessed this sight. He stared at all the starfish, saddened that so many would die.
Then he saw a young boy walking in the other direction. The lad would stop and pick up a starfish and throw it into the ocean. He continued to do this, picking up one after another and throwing them back into the water.
“Why are you doing that?” the man asked. “Don’t you realize there are miles and miles of shore? You’re wasting your time. You’ll never make a difference.”
The boy simply picked up another starfish and hurled it back into the ocean. As it landed, he said, “I made a difference for that one.”
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