It truly breaks my heart to report the untimely and unexpected death of our friend and colleague, Jaime Michel.
Jaime worked with us for more than two and a half years, and in that time many of us formed close friendships with him outside of the office and away from work. He was a sweet, strong and sincere young guy, and his sudden passing is a tragic loss to his family, and to those of us here in his “second family.”
When I say that Jaime was strong, I mean that in every meaning of the word. He was into mixed martial arts and physical fitness, but he was strong in many other ways. He was responsible, intelligent and ambitious, and he used his mental toughness and perseverance to immerse himself in new technology and gain the knowledge he needed to be a true leader here in our technical support department. To say that we’ll miss him would be a hollow understatement of what we are really feeling.
If you’re reading this, show some love to the people around you today. None of us are here for long, and at the end of the day, we’re all in this together. And be strong! As a poet once said, “We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” What more could any of us hope for?
You lived your life well Jaime, and we will all miss you. Rest in peace, brother.