BENEFITING: ChildFund International
One of Jeremy’s favorite quotes: "I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. For me, the harder I work the more I live. Life is a splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." -George B Shaw. +++ Jeremy was so passionate about helping those less fortunate and so determined to commit his life to giving back. Given that, it only feels right to celebrate his life by giving to someone in his memory. In memory of JJ, we’ve started a fund to sponsor 5-year-old Malick from Gambia. He shares the same birthday as JJ, so every year that date will be a beautiful reminder of the person he was and the lives he touched while he was with us and the lives he will continue to touch even in his physical absence. +++ October 8, 1988 – June 22, 2015 (http://www.preferredcremation.org/jeremy-paul-egnatios/) Jeremy was our beloved, beautiful, and brilliant son, brother, grandchild, nephew and friend, who was taken from us way too soon. He was like a shooting star that lights up the night with its bright light, streaks across the sky and then is gone, leaving only the memory of its beauty. Jeremy wanted to be a doctor from the time he was a little boy. He wanted to change the world by doing as much good as he could, and by motivating others to do the same. Jeremy was passionate about so many causes: the poor, the underserved, the homeless, the abused, and of course the sick. He accomplished an amazing amount in his short life. In his 3 years at UCSD Jeremy worked at 12 different free clinics, organized multiple community events and community interventions, he worked on 19 research projects, had 7 publications with 4 more in progress, Jeremy did 11 presentations, and won numerous awards, and was just recently inducted into the Class of 2016 Gold Humanism Honor Society. He worked harder and faster than anyone, possibly because he knew his time on this earth would be short, and he wanted to accomplish as much as he could while he was here. We are heartbroken from our loss. We love you so much Jeremy, and our lives will never be the same without you. You were an amazing human being, and would have been an amazing doctor.