Brice was passionate about 3 things specifically…Soccer, becoming a college graduate, and above all, being good to everyone he encountered. He believed in the basic principle that you should be thankful for the things you have and work hard for the things you want. When he wanted to play college soccer, he worked all summer to make the team. The combination of passion and preparation are the embodiment of Think “Biggs”.
January 22nd 2012 all of our lives were forever changed. Brice was coming home from a party with 2 of his friends. He was a passenger in the back seat, wearing his seat belt, and text messaging a good friend. The driver of the vehicle, a good friend of my son, was driving in excess of 90 miles per hour, and had a BAC of .17. Brice didn’t have a chance to survive. The driver lost control of the vehicle and slid into a traffic light pole, which struck Brice, and killed him instantly. Because of his injuries we were never able to say goodbye or see him again.
Brice was an incredible man, a good friend to everyone who had the opportunity to know him. We walk together to remind us all, of how lucky we are to have had him in our life. He made everyone’s life better!
After his death, we found the following in his journal.
“So for a while now, about 2 or 3 years, it became important to go about things differently. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what ‘that’ is, but I’m sure it’s something. It all started in the mind really. One can see that there are many different breeds of people on earth, all shapes, sizes, colors, etc. But more simply put, only two kinds exist. Those who remain open, and those who have yet to free their minds or at least are in the process of becoming more open. What I mean by open is allowing yourself to see all sides and perspectives of everything possible. Be rational, yet careful to not fully commit to an idea without first pondering or critically evaluating all levels of that particular idea.” – journal excerpt from Brice 2011.
Thinking “Biggs”……we love you!