On September 4th 2021, Oscar Andrés Lemus passed—suddenly, tragically, and much, much too soon.
Whether we know him as a mentor, dear friend, son, brother, confidant, designer, collaborator, aspiring musician by his moniker Cold Act ill, inspired student, skilled observationist, man of a thousand ideas, partner for life, or simply a force for good in this world, Oscar left impressions on our lives that warmed our hearts in unique and unforgettable ways. He loved selflessly and without hesitation. Soft spoken, and filled with a positive energy that radiated outward everywhere he went. He had artist’s eyes. Equipped with his camera and his pen, he revealed to us what was always visible to him—the intense beauty of everyday life.
Now, our relationships with him will transform, take new shapes. But they cannot be erased or undone; they’ll just be a little different.
We are starting this GoFundMe as a way to honor Oscar and lift his incredible mother Lucy up as she regains her strength. These coming months will be draining and costly. Any funds collected here will go towards supporting Lucy and the rest of Oscar’s family—most immediately, this will include covering Lucy’s medical expenses (hospital stay, at home care, physical therapy, etc.), Oscar’s memorial service, and travel costs for their family so they can all be together in this time.
In the wake of this tragedy, as we move forward into a future without his bright smiles, his infectious laughter, or his moments of imparting wisdom, may we continue unearthing new ways to remember Oscar each day. Let us carry on his legacy and pass along what he taught us.
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