Stan Morris—rest in peace

I recently attended a funeral.  Stan Morris passed away suddenly on October 10, 2017 from complications arising out of a skydiving accident.  He was only sixty.

I met Stan through his wife Kim—we are members of the Foothills Club, an organization that raises money for children’s charities in Tucson.  At the funeral, Stan’s grandsons and adult step-son spoke about Stan. It was neat to see the impact Stan had on their lives. Stan had a zest for life, an incredible sense of humor, served our country honorably, and taught those closest to him how to be better human beings.

I was most touched with Stan’s step-son sharing how moved he was by Stan’s final act—being an organ donor.  It reminded me of a television segment I watched on CBS several years ago about Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry, who was killed in a car accident. His mother decided to donate his organs, and a year later she met the people who received her son’s organs to see the impact it had on their lives. The segment was incredible moving. You can watch it by clicking on the link below:

“Life is not about the breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.”

Stan Morris—rest in peace.