Jared ... sadly missed

After a long and admirable fight Jared passed away on March 5th, just 25 years old.

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Here is Jared, 2 months old ... he entered Cynthia's life on 25 September 1985 ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... through the years he proved to be quite an active child ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... and showed great creativity ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... his first day of school, was an important event in his life ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Jared always had a fun-loving nature ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... and showed a capacity to make friends wherever he went ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). His time in Hong Kong was greatly enjoyed by him ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... as was granny's visit there ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). 1997, also saw him graduate from Primary School, here at his graduation with his good friend Kenth ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... a nice moment with his sister, Tash!!! ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... turning 18 was a big deal, which he celebrated with friends, here with Kat and Tishani ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... here Cynthia's favourite photo of Jared ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... 2006, was a turning point in his life, not only did he turn 21!!! ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... but he met Kirsten, who became his first 'serious' partner .... sadly, that was also the year we found out he had cancer ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... a couple of months later, saw Jared and Tash visiting Germany for the first time ..... here we are all together in Mannheim ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... followed by a visit to Berlin and the Berlin wall ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... before we knew it, it was Christmas and Jared arranged a surprise birthday party for Cynthia .... here with Tash and Moira ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... 2007, saw him farewelling Cynthia and starting a new life with Kirsten .... and later that year, further surgery and chemo ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... March 2008, after the year long chemo treatment, Jared was back to normal and celebrating the wedding of Cynthia and Thomas ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... enjoying the night, with Kirsten ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Later that year, he visited Germany with Kirsten, here arriving at Frankfurt Airport ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... and having a refreshing drink in Heidelberg, with Tash and Lukas (Tash's then boyfriend) ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... they both enjoyed Berlin and a week in Paris, however, Oktoberfest, remained Jared's favourite part ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... here toasting with Cynthia, Kirsten and Tash ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... and of course a visit to Europa Park, where he won 'Mopsy', before they headed back to Australia ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... Cynthia was really pleased to see him again, after nearly a year apart .... when together with Ruth, Thomas' mum and Thomas, she visited Australia .....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... and enjoying the hospitality of Chris, at Tender Trap ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). 2009 also saw Jared meet Meagan, who became a big part of his life and with whom he had a lot of fun ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... here enjoying a dance together ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... later that year, Jared visited Germany again, here having a family holiday at the Lake Constance ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). 2010 was a sad year for us as not only did we find out Jared's cancer was back, but in June, Moira (Cynthia's mum) passed away .... here Jared after the service ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... and later enjoying time with mum and sister ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... August that year, we had a wonderful family holiday in Cairns (sadly it turned out to be Jared's last) .... here enjoying snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... bowling as a family, was great fun ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... all together on the way to Kuranda ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... and enjoying good German tucker, once there ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... Jared having fun playing 'catch' with someone's dog ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... and drinks together on our last night there ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). October we got the call from the specialist, telling us to come as Jared was not expected to survive November .... here enjoying a meal together ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... one of many for the next 4 months, again he proved the doctors wrong!!!! .... his will to live was inspirational ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... also having fun together at a barbeque at Caroline & David's ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... and visiting with Lucy and her 'clan' ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... "regular" lunch at Carlucci's ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... and Cynthia was lucky enough to be able to spend Jared's last Christmas with him ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... enjoying a wonderful lunch ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... and the beautiful Lake Eildon ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... more good memories together ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... a visit to South Australia in the new year, with Alberto and Dianne ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). .... and enjoying a rare bottle of 1985 (Jared's birth year) red wine ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). This is the last photo taken of Jared in Hospital, sadly he passed away 5 weeks later on March 5th.
We are very proud and happy to have had him in our lives.  From the moment he found out he had cancer, he never complained or wanted pity.  His strength, dignity and determination, earned him the respect and admiration of all who came into contact with him.

Rest in Peace darling .... you leave a big hole in our lives, which will never be filled.