It's no mistake this post comes on Thanksgiving...I'm so thankful to have had Kevin as my best friend! Friend is not the right word... Kevo was my Brother and as he would say we were the A team, I was in his inner circle. He cracked me up when he would say that stuff. Kevo and I spoke every morning, followed by quick calls and check-ups throughout the day. I'd try and get over to see Kevo once a week sometimes it was less sometimes it was more frequent. Since Kev broke his neck our friendship got significantly stronger. I learned a lot from Kevin. His faith in Jesus and determination to walk again was defined by pure dedication. He was also dedicated to me as a friend. I took my struggles to Kevin and we would problem solved life's challenges together. We had so many laughs...You knew when shit was super funny because Kev would throw his head back and laugh with his mouth open! Kev pushed me out of my own comfort zone, and loved it, as a brother would. Another hospital visit, he knew I hated those hospitals but we would go together and somehow managed to make it fun. I'd pretend the brakes didn't work on his wheelchair as he would coast down a little hill for a few seconds... Joking with people was just a standard procedure. I'd try and get Kev to laugh in the most awkward times, he loved it! Everyone knew when Kev was around he loved talking to everyone, in elevators, waiting rooms, and especially in the parking lot of his apartment. The last 6 months was super tough for Kev, he was getting severe spasms that would sometimes last hours. It was really hard to see and not be able to help. A couple of weeks ago I couldn't sleep, I was up at 4 am so I called Kev to see if he was up yet...one ring "Hilly what's up buddy? I've been up all night haven't slept the spasms are out of control..." I'll be right over... I didn't realize it at the time but that morning really helped me see what Kev has been struggling with. He was a champion a fighter and my best buddy, selfishly I miss him but I am so thankful he is free from the struggle. I will really miss getting the daily calls from Kev, my dear brother I'm so happy you are in Heaven now celebrating in your whole complete body with the Creator! Here are a couple of pics of Kev along with the paddle-out celebration we had for him at Salt Creek last weekend!