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This is Adam's wife, and I just felt compelled to come and thank you all. I really do appreciate all your kind words, and it is good to know that so many people cared about him.. even if they hadn't met in person.

 

Happy to see you here, miss him on FB, his memory will live on in this community and everyone within it.

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I never knew Adam, but for the first few times in my life (I have been fortunate to make it so far in this regard), I have experienced losses of people very close to me, both friend and family.

Losing someone is more than just losing them as a person, it is losing a part of one's self as well. Every person we meet, every conversation we share, every time we laugh or cry together, or every time life knocks us down and we find someone reaching out to help us back to our feet... Every single time, our life is changed. A true friend, not an acquaintance, a "buddy", or a friendship of convenience, is someone with whom you can travel through life together. Sometimes this friendship, this journey, will last through the entirety of each person's life, but other times we part ways far sooner, and while often it is a result of life and its own mysteries, there are times when a person leaves before they had a chance to fully impact the world, our world, the way in which we needed them to. After reading all 271 posts in this thread, I feel confident that for many of you, Adam was such a friend, and I am truly sorry for each and every one of you and your loss. The pain never goes away, but with a person such as this, I can promise you that eventually the good memories will outweigh the pain of his absence.

While there is no greater tragedy than a parent outliving their child, I do believe that a young child losing a parent is a very close second.

My heart goes out to Adam's family, especially his wife and child, and I will keep them both in my prayers. I am not a religious man, but nor am I an atheist; I simply pray and hope that someone, something is listening. Even if you are not in any way religious, I urge you to say a prayer for this man's family, who are right now going through one of the worst nightmares for any young family.



When one of its own is lost, and to see the overwhelming responses such as this, I know that OCN is more than "just another forum", it's a family. We lost one of our own. Let's step up and make something good come from something so awful...

I say that we do something like a Foldathon, except somehow generating funds, all of which to be donated to his wife and child? This is OCN, and I know that if everyone (active) got involved, we could already have this child's college education paid for! I am not a wealthy man, but I would certainly eat Ramen for a month or two so that I can help this family.
Is there any way that this could be set up? Or does anyone know how this might work? I doubt that a single person on this site wouldn't be willing to step up and help some of our "extended family", and if a way to do this is figured out, I am already signed up!!!
   
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Rest in peace, Adam, you seemed like an amazing guy! Even just from reading the stories from all of my fellow OCners I was touched. My warmest feelings goes to his family and all of you that knew him.

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I too have never met Adam, but from reading all that has been posted, I still cant believe he has been taken so young. We've lost members before, and have pulled together an even greater community. I'm sure he was a great guy, I would have enjoyed meeting him.

Adam,

You will be missed, I wish I could have met you, you seemed like a great person. It wasn't right for a man like you to be taken so young. Sometimes its just the way it is, but it shouldn't have been your turn. I hope you have found peace, where ever you are, in a greater place.
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This is Adam's wife, and I just felt compelled to come and thank you all. I really do appreciate all your kind words, and it is good to know that so many people cared about him.. even if they hadn't met in person.
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I caught his name all over OCN, It was one that kinda stuck in your head.. I am sad that our community has lost one of its members.
R.I.P. Adam Wilson AKA Erakith

To everyone else that might read this, take today to thank someone in your life and let them know you appreciate them, for one day they too will be gone.
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Rest in peace Adam, my condolence to your family and friends
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Can't believe you been gone for a month already. I miss you!

Just remember everyone to check this out: http://www.overclock.net/t/1322886/sponsored-erakith-a-tribute
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I haven't been on the forum for a while and didn't realise until now the passing of a what I would describe as a Total Genius who will deeply missed. I never spoke to Adam although, I did know of his reputation and a very knowledgable guy. Nobody should die before their 25.

R.I.P Adam sadsmiley.gif
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Even though this is very tragic and a time for mourning I just want to point out that you should still smile and realize that Adam still lives and is very much alive through his wife, his family, his friends, and the people on here that shared many of the same interests/views/humor/and other characteristics that made Adam....Adam and through you guys he lives on.

Rest In Peace and may those in sorrow be able to see that he still lives on through even your own self and his friends/family and will continue to do so just like how our ancestors live through us.
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