Sunday, August 28, 2011

ooh breathe, just breathe

Aaron Thayer Sterling
July 6, 1981 - August 27, 2011

Aaron, I wish I could accurately tell you how much you mean to me. Your passion for life was immeasurable. As much as you didn't want to believe it, you were, and continue to be, an inspiration to so many people. This life isn't fair and someday we are going to find out the answers to why. I know you probably heard me as I talked with you yesterday when we got to the hospital, but you are the reason behind my profession and the compassion I have for what I do. I will never stop fighting to help others like you. I know you'll be watching over all of us and I hope that I can make you proud. I feel comforted knowing you no longer have to fight for your own breath, something that we all take for granted. I want you to be comforted knowing we will be ok, whatever "ok" means. You will never, ever be forgotten. I love you, A-dog.

"They were angels in waiting. Waiting for wings to fly from this world, away from their pain. Treasuring time, til time came to leave, leaving behind sweet memories. Angels in waiting, angels in waiting for wings."

On September 18th, a great fundraising event will take place in Durham, NC through the Lung Transplant Foundation. Please check out Aaron's Lungapalooza 2001 fundraising site HERE. Thank you all for your continued love and support. Someday we will find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis so that no one has to suffer from this disease ever again.


  1. I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. Y'all are in my prayers.

  2. Danielle, I cannot express enough how sorry I am to hear about your brother-in-laws passing. I want to thank you for sharing this difficult news and always keeping everyone in the know. You have been nothing but a true spirit. My condolences to you, Tyler and family.

  3. Danielle-I am so sorry for your loss.
    There are no words that will comfort you right now but just know you and your family and in my thoughts and prayers.
    65 Roses was just added to my schedule in his honor.

  4. What a sweet tribute song. May it bring you comfort

  5. Just saw this ... don't have anything to say that hasn't been said. But Sam was here. Hope you and Ty are doing well.