Dear NNPDF Families and Friends,
We have the heartbreaking task of informing our foundation membership that Isaiah Adkins, known lovingly by his family as Zay, lost his battle with Niemann-Pick type C on February 5th, 2015 at the tender age of 11 years.
Zay will always be remembered as a treasured son, and a beloved sibling who was always ready with a sweet smile for anyone who had the pleasure to know him in his short time with us.
His mother, Angela Tackett, writes adoringly about Zay and shared these thoughts about him:
"What comes to mind about Zay is that he never met a stranger or other families whose hearts he didn't touch. He loved the Lord and praised him often. As Zay grew, he was full of love and spread happiness to everyone he was ever in contact with. He is greatly loved and missed by all."
In times such as these, it's important that we join together as an NPD family community to honor those we love and those we've lost too soon. Please know that we will be here in this time of grief and in the coming days, weeks and months ahead with open arms and hearts. Our thoughts and sympathies are with those who loved Zay.
As more information is made available for his memorial service we will advise the community on our Newsline: http://www.nnpdf.org/Newsline2015.html#Zay