Wednesday, April 29, 2015
In Memoriam: Christopher Luke McAteer (August 7th, 1996-April 5th, 2015)
Anyway, born to a veterinarian and a nurse in Tennessee, Luke was an athlete and outdoor lover whose hobbies included hunting, fishing, going to the beach, playing practical jokes on people and writing. I'm seriously sitting here almost in tears. Me and him had so much in common! We probably would have been friends. I wish I would have known him, maybe if he had someone to reach out to or talk to who he knew wouldn't judge him I wouldn't have to right this.
I've read many posts from his friends that talk about his love of doing impressions, his friendly smile, which, look at the pictures folks, you can tell he was a kind soul, and his willingness to help anyone. I read one post about a former schoolmate of Luke's who recalls a day that Luke saved him from being beaten up on the playground and Luke and the boy he saved didn't even know each other!
He loved spending time with his brother and the two of them would often go turkey hunting together.
Luke was an organ donor and through his death, six people reportedly received the gift of life. His last words were reportedly, "I love Jesus and I want to go home to be with him." He was raised in a very devout Christian home and I don't care what anyone says, I know this young man is in Heaven!
Luke, rest in peace and I hope that wherever you are, you are happy.