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Florida Times-Union article

http://members.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2014-03-07/story/life-after-august-other-side-grief-theres-something-beautiful . . .  “Life after August: ‘On the other side of this grief there’s something beautiful’” by Matt Soergel, filed Friday, Mar 7, 2014

August’s memorial lime tree and butterfly garden

SLIDESHOW LOADS SLOWLY: BE PATIENT! For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason .   Zim Boulos and OES (Office Environments and Services) donated the garden to the Chazan-Gabbard family.  The garden was designed by landscape architect Scott Dowman and was installed by Al Thigpen Landscaping, Inc. In the center of the ring a […]

August’s honorary diploma

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason . August was given an honorary diploma at the Mt. Herman graduation ceremony on May 29th, 2014.  With Duval County Public Schools superintendent Nikolai Vitti in attendance, Paula Wright, school board member representing district 4, gave Chris Gabbard his son’s diploma. Chris also received this: This video’s […]

August Chazan-Gabbard remembered at his school

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason . / Alternative link / Mark Cashen, principal of Mt. Herman Exceptional Student Center, where August Chazan-Gabbard went to school, describes a quiet spot where students like to go, and where students who have passed away are memorialized. . . . . .

Balloon release at Mt. Herman

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason . At the sensory garden and mobility park of the Mt. Herman Exceptional Student Center today (April 17th, 2014), an Easter Egg-Stravaganza was held.  Part of the event entailed a balloon release in memory of the four Mt. Herman children who have died this past year: […]

My friend, August, by Jamie Berube

Everyday Dolce: finding the dolce in everyday stories of life, love, and food, by Jamie Cornman. My friend, August, 03/11/14

Remembrance set to Mozart’s *Requiem*

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason . / Alternative link / Two-hundred photographs from August’s life sequenced from the end (celebration service on October 19th and tree plantings in his memory on November 22nd, 2013) back to his birth in San Francisco at UCSF on March 5, 1999.  The montage is set to 3 […]

August’s trees at Mt. Herman and DLC, November 22, 2013 (slideshow and video)

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason . On the afternoon of November 22nd, 2013, two tangerine trees were planted atop August’s ashes, one at the Mt. Herman Center for Exceptional Students in Springfield, the other at the Developmental Learning Center (DLC) in Murray Hill.   Chris and Lauren Trad (of Trad’s Garden […]

Celebration of August’s life (video), October 19, 2013

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason . All of the celebration is worth viewing, but if you cannot watch it all, do not miss section five, The Balloon Release. / Alternative link / Thanks to George Foote for making this video presentation possible. . . . .

August’s celebration (video): Mark Cashen’s remarks

For August’s story, go to A Life Beyond Reason . Video by George Foote: Principal Mark Cashen of the Mt. Herman Exceptional Student Center delivering remarks at the celebration of August’s life. / Alternative link / . . . . .