Thank you for printing “A Teachers Lament: Missing Dillon” in the September 29th edition. Dillon’s mother, Harriet and I- both bereaved moms- have spoken endlessly about our children and have learned to love one another sons without ever meeting them. Still, through former Palisades Charter High School teacher Dennis Danziger’s words, I learned so much more about Dillon. “Fourteen years, 2,000 plus students and no one ever had the guts to read from my podium” wrote Mr.Danziger. Except Dillon. We miss our children every day. Short of seeing them again, what comforts our hearts most is to hear or read about them; to know that others think about them too. Again thank you for remembering Dillon it means more than you know.
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Hi Harriet, We haven’t spoken in about two years, I believe, and you probably don’t remember who I am. Anyway, my name is Zac and I was a friend of Dillon’s. I just wanted to let you know that I still think about Dillon and your family every day and that Dillon is in my heart and inspiring me to do things here in my second year of college that I never thought I was capable of. I’m at Gonzaga University and loving it. I am involved in a couple of different mentoring programs as well as a service organization where we work with recovering drug addicts and the homeless community of Spokane. I know that Dillon would be doing even greater things and would still be changing the world with his words and actions. Feel free to write back or not, but I just wanted to say hi. I hope that all is well as it can be.
Time — the insanity of time. Going to Copa de Dillon in a few minutes to celebrate an extraordinary life, that was far too short. Sending love to all who love Dillon as we continue to remember his joy, his passion and his exuberance about life.
Thinking of you all on Dillon’s birthday and remembering…always… Looking forward to Copa de Dillon xo
Thinking of Dillon today…always… and the glow of his infectious smile. May he continue to bring a smile to all of our hearts. Missing him…always. Uncle Alan
As we mark another b-day for Dillon it still Makes me feel sad that he is not physically with us. At the same time I feel so proud of Dillon his parents and sister Taylor. They all have made a big difference in bettering the world we live in. Miss and love u Dillon. Aunt Linda
Still missing you Dillon.
It is that time of the year… once upon a time the joy of summer was anticipated now the dread of the approaching day, the day that Dillon left us suddenly how can it be 9 years? how have we survived? “Never forget who you are and remember the power of the ghost” Dillon would be proud of what has been done in his name But our lives have never been the same.