Sending everyone a warm thank you for the outpouring of love and support you've given in Atticus's name. We raised $2,165 in a little over a month! Amazing!! If you haven't donated and want to do so, the fundraiser page will be open for one more week. We cherished the memories we made with Atty in the short time we knew him, and they were with us during the entire race. Memories of eating delicious ramen and talking about conspiracy theories, or the latest article he'd read about NASA. Memories of building things together, talking about movies, video games and music. How he'd put treats in your hand so his ADORABLE dog, Boo Radley, wouldn't be scared of you and let you pet him. Remembering his puns and his laughter. It's so important to be present in every moment, to spread love and kindness, to be open to friendship and to sometimes escape from our busy lives to be a part of nature. Thank you Atty. We miss you so much.
If you want to learn more about the amazing road trip he and his girlfriend Lina took together in their converted van, you can read all about it here:http://www.tinyhousetinyfootprint.com/…/atticus-lina-in-a-f…
To get a glimpse into Atty's sharp sense of humor, check out his hilarious political satire instagram page @trampoftheunitedstateshttps://www.instagram.com/trampoftheunitedstates/
About this fundraiser:
In January of this year, our dear friend Atticus passed away after a 6 year battle with brain cancer. He was an incredible person with a beautiful soul who touched the lives of every single person he met. One of his many passions was driving across America with his soul mate, Lina, in their renovated van and exploring the country. In an article in Tiny House Tiny Footprint, he describes his experience: "We celebrated our six-year anniversary at the Grand Canyon. Upon entering, we were told that the campsites were full, but somehow the stars aligned and we managed to get a spot in Mather Campground for a night. It was a beautiful day, with the sun out and the air crisp. We spent the day walking the South Rim and had a picnic lunch with our feet hanging over the precipice. We brought some cheese and crackers out to the rim to watch the sunset over the canyon. Once night had fallen, we drank some beers by the campfire. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day."
Atticus was the kind of person that saw beauty in everything around him. He loved to be surrounded by nature and all of the wonderful things that he discovered within it. The most fitting way to honor his life and spirit would be to help preserve the life of our great national parks. We are asking at this time for a small donation, whatever you can afford to help make sure these treasures will be enjoyed by generations to come. Your donation would help secure funds for park maintenance, education and conservation of wildlife. Thanks in advance, and if you can, do yourself a favor and explore one of our beautiful national parks. For Atticus.