For family and friends

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Dear Friends,
On Saturday, October 4th, at 12:54pm our beloved Adam passed away. He was surrounded by friends and family. We are grateful that his passing was peaceful. Our hearts are breaking but we still have our memories and the many inspirations that Adam gave us. All through the last 2 1/2 years, Adam never complained or said why me. He really did take advantage of the time he had and looked forward to beating this disease.

Adam throughly enjoyed talking to the brain cancer researchers at UCLA. He donated tumor materials from his operations so they could study the genetics of glioblastoma and eventually find a cure. Those of you who know Adam would agree that he would not want a bunch of flowers. He would prefer that any money went instead to further brain cancer research. UCLA has a charitable site that supports the neuro-oncology program, for both research and patient care. Our family can't speak highly enough of these caring, dedicated people. Please consider donating to Art of the Brain. We would ask that you select "tribute gift" when making a donation to honor Adam Balch. The following link will bring you to the website.

We would like to thank everyone for your support and kind words to Adam and our family. We will always be grateful. We will follow up with a post giving details about services for Adam.


Blogger Shirley said...

Patty, Bill and family,
Adam was one of the finest young men I have ever met. I'm very sorry that he's gone and grateful that I knew him. He had the most courageous, enthusiastic and friendly spirit! His attitude - and how he dealt with his illness were so impressive. Adam had a very positive impact on my life. You raised a wonderful son.
God bless you and comfort you.

Shirley Gresham

8:24 PM

Blogger Peter said...

Tex, you are such a great guy. You have touched everyone around you in such a positive way. I'll miss you. Your a good man. You faced this challenge with more courage and poise that I would have thought possible. I love you so much.


8:30 PM

Blogger Jill Koller said...

Dear Patti, Bill, Kevin, John and Mac,
We were heartbroken at the sad news of Adam's passing. What a courageous young man. The incredible care you have given him over these past couple of years was truly admirable. May you cherish all the wonderful memories you had with him. May you know our prayers are with you all. Please call if there is anything we can do for you. All our love, The Kollers

9:39 PM


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