Forever in Our Hearts

Jeremy Schumacher

August 14, 1990 - December 29, 2012

Donor, North Dakota

Jeremy’s earthly life ended at age 22- but I think he would tell you it was a “Life Well Lived”!

Demolition Derby Season - Favorite Sport and Hobby "Sunburn /check - Car Wrecked /check - Making Life Lasting Memories /priceless!"

He enjoyed hunting -fishing -camping -riding 4 wheeler -mud bogging in his 4 wheel drive pickup -snowmobiling and listening to music while cruising the dirt roads. But his passion was spending time in the garage with his buddies (October till May) building derby cars. His fun loving- outgoing personality was exceeded only by his caring and compassionate soul. He had a “twinkle” in his eye – his “smile” and contagious laugh will forever be missed. He gave the best hugs!

Jeremy touched and influenced so many lives while on earth and continued to do so after his death by giving the “gift” of life to others. The decision to be donor was not Jeremy’s. His death was unexpected and while at the hospital the nurse asked if he was donor or if we would consider letting him be a donor. I stated that “something good had to come out of this” and said yes. I know that Jeremy would have approved of this decision, due to his giving nature.

In my darkest hours of grief-receiving the thank you cards/letters from the recipients was bittersweet. Somehow they seem to help ease the heartache and lessen the sorrow. I thank all who sent them, as without receiving them, I would wonder if they truly understood the price of the gift they received. I read them over and over, as there is comfort in knowing that Jeremy’s gifts has given others the opportunity to Live and Enjoy their life!

I often wonder if the two people to whom he gave the gift of sight, have that “twinkle” in their eye?

I am blessed that God chose me to be Jeremy’s mother. We are all grateful for being able to share in his life and are so very Proud!

I am a donor and have encouraged all of our family to consider it also.

With Love, Mom and your family