today at brunch my austin buds who did and did not know nathan, raised a glass to his memory. it was really sweet. thank you austin, friends. it is a true testament to how powerful the body of Christ is. those that knew him and didn’t, were hurting for the loss of our brother.
this article was released today about nate. check it out for updates. in case you aren’t following the comments. sweet nicolle, let us know that nate did not pass from drowning. thank you, nicolle. you are so strong!
also, the lubbock avalanche journal posted nate’s death notice. you can view it here. it reads:
“Nathan Kyle Neel, 24, of Lubbock died Aug. 14, 2009, at Palo Duro Canyon. Services are pending at Bacon Heights Baptist Church. Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.”
another article from lubbockonline.com can be found here regarding possible heat stroke. an official determination will be made after they finish the autopsy.
the sisson family has set up a memorial fund at city bank, to help nathan’s family. for more info you can visit an event set up on facebook. donations can be made to — In Memory of Nathan Neel Fund.
will keep you all updated as i hear more.