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Marcus McGhee

Marcus McGhee (2007-2016) Marcus "Stink" McGhee was 9 years old and had autism. He was born on July 9, 2007, and lived in South W...

Friday, May 31, 2013

Christopher Morrison

Christopher Morrison, Jr. (2008-2013)

Christopher Morrison, Jr. (aka JR) was five years old and had autism. He lived in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On May 31, 2013, Christopher got out of a locked door at his home and wandered off to nearby Indian Creek, where he fell in and drowned. Christopher is the son of Chris Morrison and Samantha Faulk.

Tributes: 
"JR was the best son that anyone could have ever had. He was always a giant ball of energy who was loved by everyone, hated by no one and who terrorized everyone. A person couldn't stay mad at him because that smile and grin got you every time. JR lived life to the fullest and didn't look back (Source)."

Links about Christopher Morrison: 
Obituary: The Gazette Obituary
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Freddie Williams

Freddie Williams (1999-2013)

Fred "Freddie" Williams of Webb City, Missouri was 14 years old and had autism. He went missing and was found drowned in a pond on May 30, 2013. Freddie is the son of Tommy J. Williams and Jeniffer Stephens Williams.

Tributes: 
Freddie loved to fish, go boating, play with Hot Wheels and monster trucks and loved to watch wrestling on TV where John Cena was his favorite wrestler. He loved spending time with his family and will be greatly missed by all that knew him (From Obituary).

Links about Freddie Williams: 
Obituary: Joplin Globe Obituary
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Genesis Eppert

Genesis Eppert, 9 Years

Genesis Eppert was nine years old and had autism. She lived in Cumberland, Indiana near Indianapolis. Genesis died on May 20, 2013, along with her brother Forrest Eppert who also had autism, when her family's condo caught on fire. Genesis is the daughter of Stephanie Eppert and Darrell Hughes.

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Forrest Eppert

Forrest Eppert, 8 Years

Forrest Eppert was eight years old and had autism. He lived in Cumberland, Indiana near Indianapolis. Forrest died on May 20, 2013, along with his sister Genesis Eppert who also had autism, when his family's condo caught on fire. Forrest is the son of Stephanie Eppert and Darrell Hughes.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Drew Howell

Drew Howell, 2 Years

Andrew "Drew" Howell of Akron, Ohio was two years old and had autism. He passed away on May 18, 2013. He was on vacation in southern Ohio and wandered away from his family and was found in the nearby Muskingum River. He was the son of Andrew and Kelly Howell.

Tributes: Was Always Happy and Had a Contagious Smile
"Drew was always happy and had a contagious smile. He loved to snuggle especially with his Mommy and Daddy. He was rarely upset unless he was hungry (From Obituary)." 
Betsy Tausch said, "What a sweet and happy boy. My heartfelt sympathies are with you as are my prayers. He truly was a joyful child (One of 80 entries in Drew's Guest Book at Legacy.com)."
Links about Drew Howell: 
Obituary: Legacy.com Obituary 
Memorial Funds: Drew Howell Fund at Give Forward 
Blogs: Lives Lost to Autism Blog 
Special Condolences: Autism Speaks 
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Owen Black

Owen Black, 8 Years

Owen Elliott Black of New Orleans, Louisiana had autism and passed away at the age of 8. Owen wandered off on May 17, 2013, while his family was vacationing in Perdido Key, Florida. A beach visitor found his body on the Gulf side of Perdido Key on May 19, 2013.  He was the son of Dr. Brandon Sanders Black and Julia Carol Jurisich.

Tributes: Was a Happy Child Who Loved to Spend Time With His Family
"Owen was a happy child who loved to spend time with his family riding his bike at the park and playing at the beach. Owen will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He held a special place in the hearts of all his friends (From Owen's Obituary)." 
Sheriff Morgan stated, "We ask for the community and nation's prayers for this family in mourning and our thanks are again extended to all law enforcement, military, state and federal agencies as well as the hundreds of volunteers who responded to Owen's call (Source).

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mikaela Lynch

Mikaela Lynch, 9 Years

Mikaela Lynch of Clear Lake, California had autism and passed away at 9 years of age. She went missing on on May 12, 2013, from her back yard, where she was playing on a trampoline and slipped out through a fence gate that was accidently left open for a brief time. Rescue personnel discovered her body in Cache Creek in Clearlake on May 15, 2013.

Tributes: Her Constant Smile and Laughter Were Contagious and Uplifting
"Beautiful. Determined. Fearless. Proud. All words used by Mikaela's loved ones to describe who she was as a human being. Her constant smile and laughter were contagious and uplifting. A girl with meaningful intentions, she let the world know what was really worthwhile. Mikaela freely shared her love with those around her, with huge hugs, kisses, and the more than occasional "plop down in your lap (On Mikaela's Village Memorial Website)." 
The S.F. Gate quoted Mike Dowling, Mikaela's godfather as saying she had an "ever-present smile" and was "Extremely gregarious. Just a great laugh, a fantastic laugh (Source)."
Links about Mikaela Lynch: 
Memorial Website: Mikaela's Village 
Blogs: Lives Lost to Autism Blog 
Special Condolences: Autism Speaks 
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