It is with the heaviest of hearts we share the passing of Trevor Nielsen earlier this morning from complications arising from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). We were blessed to visit with Trevor yesterday afternoon at the hospital and our prayers went out to him and his family after we left. 

Today our hearts our heavy with grief and deep love for this family who loved their son so very much and wanted only for his happiness and health.

We were honored to meet this remarkable young man and family last year shortly after Mitch passed away. In this photo Trevor was getting some enthusiastic kisses from Marlie, Mitchell’s little puppy, while visiting our home. Because he had limited use of his arms due to muscle wasting Marlie had free access to give him a barrage of puppy kisses and she made no apologies for giving him all kinds of love. Trevor laughed and laughed and my heart sang with joy to see this young boy, whom I had just recently met, giggle and smile.

Tonight our family will have a moment of silence and a heart-felt prayer for the Nielsen family. For Jupiter is their home now and the gravity of grief will be heavier than ever.