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 4 - Memories

What are the things you'll remember the most about Alec? How did knowing him affect your life?
(Remember, your comment may take up to 24 hours to be posted.)


Blogger HawkOsky said...

He was the toughest, most aggressive little man to ever guard me in basketball. You'd never know he had heart issues.

Speaking of hearts...for having a bad heart he had the biggest heart of anyone I knew. How appropriate that even at the end of his life he was able to give to others!!!

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Traci said...

I didn't know Alec well. But, I always seemed to have a soft heart when it came to him. There was just something about him. His smile, his openness, friendliness, kindness. Especially his curiosity.

He was a great kid and I can't wait to greet him in the future in heaven!

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Kayla said...

well..i didnt hang wit alec all dat much but i did hang wit him a couple 4 or 5..i had the greatest times wit him at lyssa's was a really funny guy..n loved to be wild..i remember us throwin smores at each other..that was funn..he always knew how to get the party started..

3:56 PM  
Blogger Mike Jablonski said...

I have had some pretty interesting moments with Alec to say the least, but one that stands out pretty well was nearing the end of the school year, a couple days before exams. I was having a pretty rough day and I was just walking up the stairs and he came up behind me and jumped on my back to cheer me up, well what actually ended up happening was I tripped and we both ended up falling down the stairs. It hurt so bad, yet it was so funny. Even though it hurt, it was something small that Alec did that made me laugh and made my day just that much better. I will truly miss the small moments like this and the fun swimming at Danny's with him.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a great guy, funny, and a knowledge that God is there and is real.

Dave T

6:16 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Kasey said...

he never showed his weaknesses or pain, even when he was feeling it. after previous surgeries when we were younger he would stay at our house to recover, and the day he got home he would wanna go outside and play catch or swim. we always had to yell at him to get back on the couch. my little man was stronger and more powerful than anyone else i will ever know

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Garrett said...

Ever sence i was little he was coaching me in everyway... He would always ask if i wanted to play basketball or catch ,or see if we could start up a football game. He never gave up at anything he did. The best memorie i have with him is the endless tap-sack battles we had, we wouldn't stop until we were crying. (He always was first) He always challenged me and i will never forget it

1:54 PM  
Blogger kayla2589 said...

There is no way to measure how much Alec affected my life. There were times when I was so frustrated wit him, but it was only because sometimes he wouldn't realize how many people cared about him. I am going to miss so much about him.. he was there for me through everything and I didn't even have to say something was wrong and he would just know and try and talk to me about it. No matter what he was going through he was worried about everyone else. He came to me too when he needed to talk, needed a hug, or just needed a shoulder to cry on (literally). I loved how we were always there for each other, and I am going to miss it so much. He was the best neighbor anyone could ask for and one of my best friends. I love you Alec!

3:26 PM  
Blogger Morgan_Steck said...

The greatest memorie that i have with Alec...Was meeting him. I will never forget the day that I met him.
I was soo happy to have met someone so funny athletic and energetic all in one!
Alec was like my brother at one point....I love u n miss u bro!

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Jordan Edwards said...

he told my mom one morning when she had a bad hair day good morning beatiful he sang in the shower he asked me and sandy to give him a massaige or how ever u spell it (lol) and still owes me and sandy 7 bucks each (lol).

10:08 PM  
Blogger Joe Supinski said...

There was this one time at Ralphies, me and Jessica were having dinner, and we kept seeing spit balls fly passed us and we didn't know where they were coming from. So we look over and there was Alec with a group of friends sitting there laughing. And lone behold it was Alec spitting the spit balls, with that little grin on his face.

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Aaron Wiegand said...

Hey the last time i seen alec we where camping memorieal day and him justin and me where hanging out with kendlynn, sami, and kim and we played softball with them and the next day he left with justin and all i said was see ya later dude.
Lov ya alec from ur cousin
p.s. i think he was a angel sent down from heaven

10:11 PM  
Blogger Corrie said...

There's nothing I won't remember and cherish about Alec. His smile, big brown eyes, and boney butt to name a few.

Alec helped me become the person that I am today.

1:18 AM  
Anonymous billy oneal said...

I remember fooling around in geometry all the time siting in the hallways hanging out and just talking to one of my best friends

9:43 PM  
Anonymous ricardo z said...

no matter how bad i would rough him up he wouldn't ever stop coming back at me. its rare for a person with that quality in a age full of quitters.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Brittney Anson said...

everything and eveyway

3:25 PM  
Blogger Uncle Brian said...

I remember watching Alec play basketball. He was so tenaious on the court that it surprised me at first. Alec was a little guy, but he didn't back down to anyone. I remember him really being on the other guard. And one time when he fouled Alec, Alec jumped up and got in his face. My brother Kyle and I were watching the game with the rest of the family. Kyle yelled something to Alec about leaving the little punk alone. We must have been sitting next to that kid's family, because then the people sitting next to us started saying stuff to Kyle. Then Kyle started jawing with them. I thought that Alec was going to start a fight in the stands.

I remember other things to. Playing basketball at my mom's house. Playing cards at Busia's. Wrestling with him when he thought he was The Rock or Jeff Hardy. Talking about football, and how he was always asking me about the Lions. Carrying him out of his crib. Donating blood for his second surgery. I rember careing about him so much, and I don't think he really ever knew just how much it was.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Grandma Kathi said...

His determination and zest for life. He did everything with passion. We would rip on each other and when I got him good he'd smile that smile, shake his head and say, "Grandma" as if he couldn't believe what I had just said. How he would trip over his own 2 feet ALL THE TIME when he was a toddler and young boy. How much ice cream he could eat at one time. His smile, how he showed his love for his friends and family. How willingly and unashamedly he shared his faith with me and how he wasn't afraid to admit his love for the Lord. He especially showed this at Spirit Song at King's Island. His unique relationship with Corrie, how they seemed like one person. What will I remember most about Alec?.....only everything....

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Grandma Kathi said...

You can't watch someone come into this world and not be affected by their life. Alec had a rough start, but came through all his trials like the champion he is. He taught me the true meaning of "bravery", "loyalty", and "unconditional love" to name a few. Oh, he wasn't perfect, but that kid was special in a way I never could explain. He had a seriousness and deepness about him I couldn't quite break into. I love him so much and will miss him terribly until we meet again. He left me with a strong desire to be the best person I can possibly be with the time I have left here - what an amazing gift Alec was and IS!!

7:26 PM  
Anonymous aunt ashley said...

i have so many memories of alec. one thing for sure is that whenever we would be wrestling around he would never give up i would always have to tap out first. we would play catch in the back yard, we even had full games (we played with goastman of course) and most of the time garrett and tj would always want to join in, and of course we let em. waitin in line for the waterslide at KOA, gettin ice cream there, goin up to the store and comin out with the most pointless crap we could find. and watching him dominate the basketball court, baseball and football fields. his corny jokes that somehow always made me laugh. i miss him so much.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the day that we all went out to macdoes and anyone in the car who called it micdonalds would get punched, and tj and marc had a dance-off and alec was laughing so hard he started to cry and we were all so happy that day it was one of the greatest days ever

8:32 PM  
Blogger rangerjayh94 said...

I will always remember Alec, Garrett,Me and Alec's puppy Beau out front at his house playing basketball for hours on end.Then Alec and i taking long walks in the middle of the night just talking for hours about anything. I sure do miss it alot..
Love & Miss you bud

9:12 PM  

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