For PJ Dunick
Our initial goal of $10,000 was exceeded in a matter of days with your support and helped greatly with the expenses associated in bringing PJ home and covering his funeral. There are no words to express how grateful PJ's family is at the outpouring of love and support.
A real young man of the sea, PJ was a natural both in and out of the water. He lived with his Mom and Dad, Sue and Pete, in Jupiter, and helped them financially. Sue is working, but continues to battle cancer. Due to severe issues with his knees, Pete is unable to work his small construction business. PJ's Grandpa Bob (Captain Bob to many), splits his time among Jupiter and the Orlando area where PJ's aunt and uncle live.
Any ongoing support we can provide to PJ's family is greatly appreciated. Please, for PJ, let's continue to help out.
PJ-swimming with the sharks (July 2014)
Earlier this year, I was blessed to be on an outing on the Dolphin Dream. There, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet up with PJ. PJ was a great kid who would make any Mom and Dad brother or sister or friend proud. Although our time on the Dolphin Dream was short, I feel like I knew him for years. He was a true friend indeed. His humor, good positive spirit will always live on. Thank you PJ.
I had the enormous pleasure of diving with PJ only last week, I'm incredibly shocked and even 4 days in from learning this awful news, my tears are still falling. I've shared some of his last adventure photos on his wall, I hope they show how happy a young man PJ was. His skillset was endless, I can't imagine what happened, he was a male mermaid in the ocean. I hope you have sweet dreams PJ, the ocean is a big fish short without you mate....x
I met your son as part of the Dolphin Dream crew on my Shark Diver Magazine trips to the Bahamas with Eli Martinez. A more helpful, kind, all round happy young man it would have been difficult to imagine. And an impressive and skillful free diver, too. This is a tragedy which touches the lives of many of us SCUBA divers - both those who knew him from these shark diving expeditions and also the broader community who practise recreational free-diving. It is indeed a very sad day, and I for one would like to extend my sincerest condolences to all his immediate family, as well as all of his close friends and colleagues. We share your grief.