At 10:25 this morning, Nick Mendez passed away, surrounded by his family. My mother, father, and I were all with him, as his memory will always be with us. He passed peacefully, heavily sedated, as he slept. Though I am shattered, he is in a far better place now.
He fought many battles against cancer, sacrificing so much to stay alive, and he did it all with a smile on his face. He is my hero, and the strength of his heart beats within my chest. His compassion was great, and his patience endless. My family and I are grateful beyond words for the support everyone has given us, and I hope you know that Nick loved you all.
There will be a celebration of his life at a later date. Details TBA.