It is with a heavy heart that I write to you today. Steve passed in the night. As with every step along this journey, he did not walk alone. He was in the company of family and continues to be surrounded by your thoughts and prayers. The light provided by every single person has helped immensely and I am humble in knowing that the same light will become brighter, to help us all find the way as we move ahead.
Steve forged a life with passion and determination. We all need to take his example of steadfast courage and begin to face the following days to pay honor and to learn to live anew. It won’t be easy, we know this, but the love in our hearts will not let us waiver.
I task upon you to continue your support for Denice. The story of the Lanes might have been more solitary had she not taken the time to let us in. It was unmistakably difficult to read at times, with tears in my eyes, but I'm grateful she did.