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

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 […]

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 […]

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. . . . . .

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: […]

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

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 […]