ben raemers
11/4/90 - 5/14/19

there are no words to describe the sorrow of losing someone so close. he wasn't just a teammate, he wasn't just a friend… he was family. i love you and will always miss you ben.

In times like this it’s so easy to sugar coat things, hide things and downright ignore things... the truth is, Ben has chosen to leave us. It’s a horrible thing to share, but if sharing with the whole world that ben took his life means it starts a conversation somewhere, and that, that conversation saves a life, then I can’t help but think that all of us losing ben isn’t all in vain. That we carry this sorrow and talk about it so that others someday won’t have to. And maybe that really is the final gift ben has given all of us. Hug a friend, but more importantly do not be afraid to open up to your friends. 

– louie

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