In Memory of Eric Ortiz

Along with everyone else that knew him, my heart aches and my soul is hurting for a man that made everyone feel special, loved and happy. Eric Ortiz was a brilliant musician, a family man and someone who greeted everyone with a warm smile. 

During the quarantine, he helped my Foundation raise $45,000 while going live on our Facebook page for Virtual Happy Hours. We split the funds and without him, I am not sure Live Like Roo Foundation would still be helping animals and their families through a cancer diagnosis. I am forever indebted to Eric. 

Now, it is my turn to be there for Eric’s family, who often made appearances in our events. Jackie, Logan and are part of the Roo family and we are here for you. Eric ALWAYS gave back to me. He ALWAYS was there for everyone. You can see throughout the memorials people are posting how much he meant to SO MANY. 

This is a devastating loss. I know so many of us feel helpless, lost and so sad. This money will go right to Jackie and the kids and I will combine the Facebook Fundraiser money with this one. If you have any questions please email me [email redacted].

I love you so much, E.  We can only hope you are jamming up there and will look over all of us. You are so loved and so missed.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Sarah Lauch 
Chicago, IL
Jackie Ortiz 
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