Remembering Alec

After a successful heart surgery at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor on June 20, Alec Anson didn't wake up. For unknown reasons his brain began swelling uncontrollably, causing severe damage. Alec died at 2:59 PM on June 23, 2006, at the age of 16. His life touched many. Alec was an organ donor. Even in his death he was able to bring hope and life to others. This blog was designed to bring healing and comfort to those closest to Alec. Please post your comments accordingly!

Friday, June 23, 2006

QUESTION 3 - Message

If Alec was sitting right next to you what would you say to him right now?
(Remember, your comment may take up to 24 hours to be posted.)


Blogger HawkOsky said...

I really like your new living quarters!

12:18 AM  
Blogger kayla2589 said...

You have NO idea how many people care about you.

3:23 AM  
Blogger Mike Jablonski said...

You better be brushing up on your basketball skills because when I get their we are going to play on the biggest stage ever.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous dylan said...

stay strong! 2 many ppl care about you.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out all the people who love you man. You made a big difference in so many lives.

Dave T

6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS---also see those who had no hope because they were waiting for an organ, that now have new life. That doesn't mean God caused you to leave us, but it does show He can uses such tragedy to make good things happen.

Dave T

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Kasey said...

what are you doing? get your butt up and give me a hug

1:31 PM  
Anonymous a loving girl from church said...

hey Alec i know we talked all the time but one thing i never tol you is i really like you toand it would have been really cool if we were boyfriend and girlfriend and got ot hang out more and i just wish we could have got to see that movie together when you got back
i love you somuch and i hate that this happened and it suckes

12:25 AM  
Anonymous Jordan Edwards said...

i like ur bro again (lol) caz he always hated me sayin that

10:09 PM  
Blogger Joe Supinski said...

I wish I got to get to know you alittle better, your a cool kid. I'm gonna miss seeing you at all the games. And keep that smile on your face! And I'll see you in the better place!

11:12 PM  
Anonymous tara said...

Thank you for always sharing your smile and your great personality with everyone you met. You really made our youth group special. We will miss you. Your in a beautiful place now-

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Alec were sitting next too me...i would have an endless amout of words to say to him. The first thing i would say is sorry. Sorry for the hurtfull words that i had said. They didnt mean much to me because i knew that Alec was always going to stay in my heart no matter one. Another thing i would say is thank u. Thank u for being apart of my life and bringing that one special smile to my face that not many others could bring. He just had that affect i guess!! I would also say thank u for being there for me and being the best friend/brother that i had always knew u could be.
Alec Christopher Anson...You are missed. Love you Bro. Always and ForEver

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alec, thank you for being such an amazing person. you have made a difference in so many lives, including mine, and i want to thank you for that. you will always have a special place in my heart.

12:14 AM  
Blogger Corrie said...

I am sooooo proud of you and I love you.

1:13 AM  
Anonymous billy oneal said...

i would tell him that we will always love you alec you were one of my good friends and i will miss you everyday

9:42 PM  
Anonymous ricardo z said...

i regret not keeping in touch. it hurts.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Brittney Anson said...

i love you alot its always fun to come and see my other family members

3:24 PM  
Blogger Uncle Brian said...

I'm sorry that I couldn't do more with you because of how screwed up my life has been. I'm always thinking about the things that I want to do with you if things ever got any better. I really want to spend more time with you, and I miss you a lot.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Kyle Northrop said...

What I would say to Alec is what I would say to any of you. That always remeber how short life is,even if you live to be 100 thats still not enough time. When my best friend(brother form another mother)Jeff died two years ago it changed my perspective on life I realized that you have to live everyday like it could be your last. There were three songs that really helped me to deal
the first is :
"Live Like you Were Dying by Tim McGraw"
the Second is: "Wish you were Here by Pink Floyd"
I dont know who wrote this all I have is the Lyrics:
Seize the Day

I know a girl who was schooled in Manhattan
She reads dusty books and learns phrases in Latin
She is an author or maybe a poet
A junior said its just this world as you know it
She works on her novel most everyday
And if you laugh she will say

Seize the Day
Seize whatever you can
‘cause life slips away just like hourglass sand
Seize the Day; pray
For grace from Gods hand
That nothing will stand in your way
Seize the Day
Li de di de di
Li de di de di
Li di

I know a doctor a fine young physician
Left his six figure job for a mission position
He’s healin’ the sick in an African clinic
He works in the dirt and writes home to the cynics
They works through the night so most every day
While they watch the sun rise they can say


Well I know a man whose been doin’ some thinkin’
He’s as bitter and cold as the whisky he’s drinkin’
He’s talkin’ ‘bout fear ‘bout chances not taken
If you listen to him you can her his heart breakin’
He says one day your a boy and the next day your dead
I wish way back when some one had said


Seize the Day
Seize whatever you can
‘cause life slips away just like hourglass sand
Seize the Day; pray
For grace from Gods hand
That nothing will stand in your way
Seize the Day
Li de di di Li de di di
Li de di di-e

One thing I’ve notice where ever I’ve wondered
Everyone’s got a dream they can follow or squander
You can do what you will with the days you are given
I’m tryin’ to spend mine on the business of livin’
So I’m singin’ my songs off of any old stage
You can laugh if you want
Ill still say


Tag end: x 3
Li de di de di;i de di de di Li di

If Any of this helps anyone through this it was worth it. eventually youll learn to live with th loss. It changes you forever. But you will be a better person for knowing Alec.

Kyle Northrop
Oregon Nazarene Youth Group
My God Save the people who made me what I am today.
JDH 7-22-04
JDF 11-11-04

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Grandma Kathi said...

It isn't just a blessing being your grandma - it's an honor. You are loved so much more than you let yourself believe. I am so proud of you - always was- always will be.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didn't know alec very much... but he was my best friends cousin. I know how much she misses you and she talks about you everyday. It's almost as if I know you everything about you now. Even though I've never met you, I've heard stories that make me wish I knew you because you seemed like an amazing guy. I know you family and friends miss you and they will always love and god missed you too. But know, you are in a better place and there are no worries where you are and no feelings of pain or fear. So, in a way, you are the lucky one. I know everyone loves you and I've gotten to love you. I pray fro you and your family every day and I hope you are enjoying every minute with our savior. Have fun up there and send some of your peace down to us. thanks for being such a great person and your soul will live on through your loved ones.

11:43 PM  
Anonymous aunt ashley said...

i never got to say goodbye to you.i never got to wish you good luck. i never got to tell you how much you really mean to me, we were always to busy beating each other up, haha. i love you, and i can't believe how many lives you have touched. now what is my mom going to do, she is going to have ten times the leftovers at family get togethers. i miss you so much.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Grandma Kathi said...

It's been just over 3 months and I just wanted to tell you how much I miss you and that I think about you so often it's almost as though you're sitting on my shoulder. I love you Alec.

8:15 PM  
Blogger hannahellen said...

i would apologize for me not having the strength to go see him in the hospital like i said i would!!
but other then that i would tell him hoe much i miss you and cant wait to get his butt on the court!!

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALEC, went camping this Memorial weekend. Couldn't stop seeing you at the basketball court, swimming, and sitting at the campfire with us. Alec, I loved you so much, and miss you. I never stop thinking about you. Alec, I loved you so much. Granpa Ken

2:40 AM  
Blogger nickbrick17 said...

if ALEC himself was right next to me right now i would start cryin and give him a hug and NEVER LET GO and than take the time get know him all the and not only half like i do know

alec i love you man and cant wait until the day i see you agin

its been really hard without and just know we all love you

11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would tell him how much I love him. Also, that he has been in my dreams lately, and thanks for that. And thanks for blessing me with one of the greatest friendships I ever had. I will always be your homegurl.

11:27 PM  

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