Today I said “goodbye” to a friend. A friend who I didn’t even fully realize his impact until he was gone. A man who literally, touched everyone he has come in contact with. I spent the last 12 hours with people from all different walks of life celebrating his life and his piece in this world. 
My favorite part was hearing Dana tell how hard he worked to get to his dream of being a professional footballer, it fit so perfectly with how he inspired me. 
Driving home my music was on shuffle but it landed on one song so fitting, “We made a promise, we’d always remember, no retreat baby no surrender” and that’s exactly how Farouk lived his life. 
I wish I could take an ounce of this pain away from his brother Fayek. We talked briefly tonight and he asked me when it stops feeling like he is empty when he was having fun and doing something Farouk would be a part of. I told him it stops feeling like a hole, but more of a fondness. 
I’m so sorry you have to feel this pain Fayek. I’d take it away if I could. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have know Farouk for the short time I did. 

Today I said “goodbye” to a friend. A friend who I didn’t even fully realize his impact until he was gone. A man who literally, touched everyone he has come in contact with. I spent the last 12 hours with people from all different walks of life celebrating his life and his piece in this world. 

My favorite part was hearing Dana tell how hard he worked to get to his dream of being a professional footballer, it fit so perfectly with how he inspired me. 

Driving home my music was on shuffle but it landed on one song so fitting, “We made a promise, we’d always remember, no retreat baby no surrender” and that’s exactly how Farouk lived his life. 

I wish I could take an ounce of this pain away from his brother Fayek. We talked briefly tonight and he asked me when it stops feeling like he is empty when he was having fun and doing something Farouk would be a part of. I told him it stops feeling like a hole, but more of a fondness. 

I’m so sorry you have to feel this pain Fayek. I’d take it away if I could. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have know Farouk for the short time I did.