Dear NNPDF Families and Friends,
It is with a heavy heart that we notify our NPD family membership of the passing of Keaton J. Smith (September 24, 2000 - May 22, 2015 ~ NPC), who courageously fought the NPC battle for 14 years. Keaton played on the Tippy Stars Baseball Team and was a huge fan of Purdue men’s and women’s basketball. He was an 8th grader at Battle Ground Middle School and a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Center in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Keaton’s family noted that they draw some comfort in knowing that he is now playing with his brother Braden and sister Riley who both also suffered from Niemann-Pick Disease and passed away in 2006 and 2014 respectively.
To Keaton’s loving parents, Trent and Julie, and beloved older sister, Chandlar, please know that your NNPDF family is here for you and to let us know if you need anything in the coming days, weeks and months ahead. We are holding you all in our hearts and thoughts.
Keaton’s obituary can be found at http://www.soller-baker.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1588635.