Monday, August 6, 2012

Andy Reid: 'Garrett a fighter with a huge, loving heart'

Amid wide-ranging, thoughtful support from fans, friends and others throughout the Delaware Valley, Eagles head coach Andy Reid issued a statement on behalf of the family.
Reid's oldest soon Garrett was found dead in his dormitory room at Lehigh University over the weekend.

To wit:

"On behalf of Tammy and our family, I would like to thank everybody for their tremendous support, love, kind words and prayers during this time of great sadness. Words cannot express our sense of loss.

"We loved Garrett so much. He was a wonderful son and brother. He made us laugh, he was a pleasure to be around, he always had a smile on his face, and we will miss him dearly. We will never forget him, and we will remember him with love.

"Garrett’s road through life was not always an easy one. He faced tremendous personal challenges with bravery and spirit. As a family, we stood by him and were inspired as he worked to overcome those challenges. Even though he lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years, we will always remember him as a fighter who had a huge, loving heart.

"I spoke with the team yesterday and thanked them for their thoughts and prayers. I asked them to continue with their preparations for the upcoming season until I am ready to rejoin the team.

"It is in times like these that we lean on our faith, our family, our friends, and our Eagles family. We will do so in the difficult times ahead.

"Thank you again for your continued support."

- Andy Reid

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

bob:" both bill and i were touched by your sunday article on the loss of garret reid and how death sets everyones world on its' edge. we know there are never words that are adequate to ease the pain at the death of a child. i would tell tammy as a mother to lean on the strength and love of those who are there to support her, so she can find the courage she needs for herself and her other children. addiction recovery is a forever path, so is recovery for the family in the traumatic death of a child and sibling. sue and bill ferris

August 7, 2012 at 5:32 PM 

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