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Akers, Chris

May 27, 1987 -May 30, 2000

Story from the Quilt:
Hi! I’m Debbie, Chris’s mom. First, I would like to thank each and every one of you for making this blanket and may God bless each and every one of you.

Now I would like to tell you a little about Chris. Chris was the kind of person who would give the shirt off his back if he had to. He loved to help people who needed help. He loved to cut grass, swim, play baseball and he loved to go fishing, and he especially loved to go to work with his Daddy, David. Chris also loved going to spend the night with his Maw Maw Reaves. And when it came to holidays, he loved spending it with his family, especially his Daddy and Maw Maw.

He loved doing things with his brother Marcus, especially playing card games and board games.

He really loved getting out and riding his brother’s scooter with him. He had a trampoline and loved jumping on that! Chris loved going to church with his Maw Maw Reaves. Chris knew his bible, that’s one thing I’m sure of. Chris was the type of person who could make you mad, but you loved him at the same time. His best friend was named Nicholas, they had lockers near each other at school. Before the accident, Chris had asked God to forgive him for all the bad things he had done and help him to be good. Chris saved four women’s lives as an organ donor. I thank God that Chris saved others. I know he’s still living within them and that’s one of the most precious gifts. The gift of life is to give life to someone else. I was told by my mom that Chris had told her that he wanted to be a donor because his mom was (me).

Thanks a lot,
Chris’s Mom
Debbie