We will love him always ❤️
Posted Aug 5, 2020 by Lori Cowan
Dear Friends, Family, Colleagues, Classmates, Teammates, Students, and Players....
David left this earth today at 5:57am.
He leaves behind a beautiful wife and children, and a big family who loves him dearly.
On behalf of all of us, I express our sincere gratitude for your outpouring of prayers and love.
I know David is loved by many and I pray for all of your comfort. We have all lost someone so precious.
Love, Sister ❤️
Posted Aug 1, 2020 by Lori Cowan
As a teacher, I start each school year with a focus on “Growth Mindset”. It’s a great way to motivate students, but it’s also an excellent reminder to keep my own attitude in check.
Having a growth mindset means to persevere. Keep trying. Keep plowing ahead...even when things are hard. It’s about looking at difficulty with an attitude that “setbacks are ok because we can learn from them and become better.” It’s about being relentless in the pursuit of believing in positivity, constructive ideas, compassionate encouragement, and how it motivates us to keep trying even through the hardest challenges.
My brother defines these qualities more than anyone I know! (Well, technically it’s a tie between him and our Daddy!)
But, I want all of us to feel encouraged to persevere today. This is going to be a long marathon for all of us who love David! We’ve got to set our minds to it. I’m talking a “Boston Marathon” kind of journey...not just a little “5K Fun Run”. We must persevere...day after day after day! And, yes—it’s going to be hard. So very hard. But, that’s ok!
As much as I absolutely believe that David will persevere, I believe that I can too!! Because that’s what we do!!
(Our parents taught us that.)
We don’t give up hope!
We got this.
As always, your kindness and generosity is overwhelmingly beautiful. It means so much to all of us to have so much love and positive thoughts going to David.
We sincerely appreciate each and every one of you!
Keep persevering! We are one day closer to seeing David again!
Posted Jul 28, 2020 by Lori Cowan
Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues,
On behalf of all of us, I want to offer our most sincere thanks. The messages of support are absolutely wonderful and have been so comforting and encouraging! The donations and the meals for Cassie and the kids have been such a blessing! I know that David feels the love and I also know that he would be so grateful to know that Cassie and the kids are being loved and supported during this time.
He’s hanging in there and we are another day closer to him being healed and back to the guy that we all love.
A million thanks. Really. It has been such a beautiful thing to see how much kindness is out there in this crazy world! God bless all of you!
Love, Sister ❤️
Posted Jul 27, 2020 by Lori Cowan
Family and Friends,
Thank you so very much for your overwhelming support and prayers!
Today marks one week that David was admitted into ICU and put on a ventilator. He is in the COVID unit and he’s getting bedside dialysis along with the ventilator.
Cassie was allowed to visit the first few days, but once the COVID was confirmed, she has not been allowed to visit. I was able to collect several audio and video messages last week from many of you and Cassie played them for David on her last visit. We believe he can hear them even though he is sedated.
Last night, (7/26) the nurse told Cassie that they turned the ventilator down just a small bit, which is good. She also lowered his sedation for a brief time and David opened his eyes! The nurse said he knew his name and relayed messages from Cassie that we all love him. It’s very reassuring to know he’s in there! He’s just sleeping and healing—-each day is one day closer! ❤️
He is still considered in critical condition, but he has not gotten worse in the past few days, so we are praying that he can just keep stable and heal.
I’m here now in Corpus Christi. Our dad lives here too. I will be able to visit Cassie and the kids in a few more days. We are trying to be very aware of quarantine and distance so I don’t go back and forth and put our dad in jeopardy of catching the virus too.
I know Cassie is private and she doesn’t want to ask for any help, so I’ve been helping her by giving updates and allowing her time to rest. I know she’s incredibly thankful for every prayer and beautiful act of kindness. On behalf of all of us, we thank you!!
(In case you don’t know, David has called me “Sister” since he could speak, so when I’m with family, my name is just Sister!). ❤️