On behalf of Tammy and our family, I would like to thank everybody for their tremendous support, love, kind words and prayers during this time of great sadness. Words cannot express our sense of loss.
We loved Garrett so much. He was a wonderful son and brother. He made us laugh, he was a pleasure to be around, he always had a smile on his face, and we will miss him dearly. We will never forget him, and we will remember him with love.
Garrett’s road through life was not always an easy one. He faced tremendous personal challenges with bravery and spirit. As a family, we stood by him and were inspired as he worked to overcome those challenges. Even though he lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years, we will always remember him as a fighter who had a huge, loving heart.
I spoke with the team yesterday and thanked them for their thoughts and prayers. I asked them to continue with their preparations for the upcoming season until I am ready to rejoin the team.
It is in times like these that we lean on our faith, our family, our friends, and our Eagles family. We will do so in the difficult times ahead.
Thank you again for your continued support.
I can’t even imagine how many grief hoagies and sadness cakes Big Red has eaten over the past few days. Entire home is probably laid out in an extravagant smorgasbord of remembrance meats and edible flower arrangements paying tribute to his deceased son. Grade A Anguish steaks grilled for lunch. Melancholy meat balls slow-cooked in sorrow sauce for dinner. Coach suffering heartache that Tums can’t help with for once. Poor guy. If I were a 300+ pound walrusman and lost my kid I might eat saturated fats until the Lord called my number, too.
Can’t say I’m shocked that the guy is still coaching on Thursday, though. Andy Reid rarely takes days off, apparently even if his oldest son dies and it’s only a preseason game. Gotta respect his work ethic. Hopefully some time on the sidelines will give him a chance to clear his head. And to sweat out some of the pork in his system.
Is it messed up to say that at least Garrett died doing what he loved?