I am still reeling from the news of Erin’s passing. I’ve been searching for the right word to comfort and reach out but I am at a loss. When think of Erin I immediately think of her flaming hair which suited this passionate, fierce young woman so perfectly. I next think about the last time I spoke with her. She called me for teacher advice and I was thrilled that such a bright mind was entering our profession and would be my colleague. I followed her successes and was always proud of her accomplishments and hopeful for our world since he had become a leader. My third thought was of The Garry Kids. I couldnt’t help but think of you as a unit. Your parents raised three individually remarkable, talented young people who deeply loved and regarded each other becoming a lively, spirited, unconquerable force. I am so deeply sorry for your loss and I’ve come to realize that I have no words to comfort you but I can assure you that Erin’s spirit lives in so many hearts. Please accept my condolence.