Damian Wards Memorial Bench


As many of you know, we lost Damian Sebastion Ward far too young several weeks ago. He was an incredible and devoted son, friend, grandson, and employee to all of us and was deeply loved. 

Damian was incredibly smart, whitty, adventurous, kind to a fault, and strong. He was a beautiful person that we all loved so much and the world will never be the same without his powerful and loving spirit in it. 

Damian's ashes will be kept at his parents home, where he belongs, but we want to put his name somewhere public and permanent so that others can visit him and have a place to reflect and remember. The plan is to purchase a memorial bench for him that will be placed near the dog park at Rockford Park, a place he loved a lot and would visit frequently with friends and his dog Ossie.

The cost of the bench and memorial plaque is 2000 dollars, a sum too large for his family to afford right now, so we are reaching out to the many people whose lives he touched to contribute if they feel moved to. Please give what you can, even 5 dollars will push us closer to our goal! Together lets show Damian how much he meant to all of us and give him a permanent place in nature, near many of his favorite places, and lots and lots of dogs. 

Thank you all so much!

Andrea and Lee Ward, Brian Davis, Celeste Greenbaum

(A reminder: this donation is tax deductable, just please leave your full name if you hope to do so).
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Organizer and beneficiary

Celeste Greenbaum 
Organizer
Blacksburg, VA
Brian Davis 
Beneficiary
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