"as you go through life, no matter what you do, or how you do it, you leave a little footprint, and that's your legacy."
"The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively."
Ethan's legacy is one of positive change. He changed the people who knew him - and so many that he never met. Thanks to the brave efforts of his family, Ethan's footprints have created a path for advocacy and social change. But, it's hard for me to think of the shy little blonde -haired kid I used to know in those terms.
So today I toast what Ethan's memory means to me:
*Here's to Ethan and the little footprints he left us to follow.
May we always remember to show those we love how we feel,
Stand up for what is right,
And be grateful for the people who love and understand us no matter what.
Thank you Ethan. *