Friday, September 24, 2010

Sad Loss

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. I just found out tonight that one of my local twitter gardening buddies, Peter Vandenberg (@pdvvandy), died in his sleep unexpectedly on Tuesday night. Even though I only met Peter once in person, I held many conversations with him over twitter. He was a kind soul, and I know will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He and his wife collected hostas, and they held a yearly plant sale with all proceeds going to school children in Uganda. Peter was born with polio and was an avid bike rider. He was trying to see if he could match the time to qualify for the paralympics. If you would like to make a donation in Peter's name, the charity he believed wholeheartedly in was the Alliance for Youth Development. Their web page is http://www.allforyouth.org/.

1 comment:

rohrerbot said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hostas have a much more deeper meaning now. Life is full of surprises sometimes....it's the missing part that is the hardest for everyone. Hang in there.