Thursday, June 15, 2017

Please Help

Please consider helping the family of just-graduated Dartmouth football player Garrett Strohmaier. A GoFundMe page tells the unspeakably sad story better than I ever could:
It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Paul Raymond Strohmaier, a beloved father, husband, son, brother, and friend. As many of you know, Paul was a wonderful and selfless man who worked tirelessly as the sole provider for his family – his wife, Heidi, and his two children, Garrett and Brittany. 
On June 11th, during a trip to New Hampshire to see Garrett’s graduation from Dartmouth College, Paul spent his last full day watching his son become the first graduate of a 4-year college in the Strohmaier family. The morning of the graduation ceremony, Paul began to feel ill. Over the course of the next 24 hours, Paul’s condition deteriorated, and he was rushed to a hospital in Manchester, NH for an emergency surgery. While the doctors remained optimistic at first, Paul was unable to recover from the surgery and passed away late on Tuesday morning. 
Paul was one of the most loving people anyone could ever meet. His friends and family remember his dedication to his loved ones, his unwavering support, and his unmatched sense of humor. We are all better for having known him and his passing has been devastating for many. 
Paul valued his family over everything else in life. To honor his memory, we ask for any help that you are able to provide to the Strohmaier family in this time of need. Your love and support means the world to Heidi, Garrett, and Brittany during this difficult time.
Visit the Paul Strohmaier Memorial Fund GoFundMe page HERE.