I am trying to raise money for pediatric cancer research through the University of Texas MD Anderson Pediatric Cancer Hospital in honor of one of my very best friends that unfortunately lost his own battle earlier this year
Here’s a little about Jack:
(Written by Paul DeAyala and Dylan Beason for the Texas Sigma Phi Epsilon Fall 2020 Alumni Newsletter):
Jack Curtis Savage, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on May 25, 2020 at the age of 26 after a hard five-year battle with Ewing sarcoma.
Jack was a member of the 2012 pledge class from Lamar Highschool in Houston, Texas. He was excited to follow his scholastically-gifted sister Ashley’s footsteps in attending U.T., and despite focusing primarily on athletics in highschool, Jack surprised all by becoming a diligent, focused student. Because of his love of animals and science, he dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. Jack was lighthearted, optimistic, and adventurous. Having received offers to play linebacker at Division 1 NCAA football programs, Jack was truly an imposing figure. But his personality could not have matched less: He was kind, lighthearted, adventurous, and incredibly compassionate. He only ever used his size to stand up for what he knew was right (and dish out some punishment in pledge football).
Even as he underwent round after round of radiation and chemotherapy, he continued to work on a iPhone app and adaptive medical clothing line he created for cancer patients receiving treatment. He stayed close to each one of his pledge brothers until his passing, having been unanimously dubbed “best-dressed” at his pledge brother Cameron Johnson’s wedding just a few short months before his passing (he was wearing a green velvet tuxedo). During his final days, Jack got to enjoy a party with many of his closest friends, including more than 15 pledge brothers driving in from all parts of the state for one last get-together filled with stories and laughter. His friends will most remember his spontaneous attitude and that contagious laughter.
- Hunter Lankford
- Elaine Beason
- Melissa Smith
- Donna Lanier
- Sam Beason