Jason liked to eat bananas and chocolate chip cookies. He drank his eight glasses of water a day. He was a natural athlete, quickly learning any sport he tried. Jason drove a cute little red convertible. He would ride along with the top down, letting the wind blow through his long, curly hair. He often ï¬‚exed his muscles in the mirror and claimed that he looked like a Greek God.
Jason’s stomach was ticklish. He was not a very good speller. He liked animals. Jason was laid-back as well as adventurous. He had a beautiful smile and many friends. Jason was so healthy and alive. He loved to fly.
If it werent for the last part, Jason would probably still be here today, surï¬ng at the beach and bringing joy to the lives of others. But Jason loved to ï¬‚y. He dreamt of being an airline pilot after he ï¬nished school. Jason worked hard in pursuit of this goal, even taking ï¬‚ying lessons during his summer break from aeronautical school. On what was thought to be just a typical day this summer, Jason was up with his instructor practicing for his commercial pilot exam when Jason’s lofty dreams came crashing down to earth.
On that Wednesday morning in August, Jason’s plane and another plane collided in the sky. The passengers of both planes died. At age 20, Jason will never get to enjoy the simple pleasures of life again. He will never get to lie in a hammock on a summer’s night and gaze at the stars, or take his dog for a walk in the park. Jason won’t get to watch his favorite movie “Top Gun” or spend time with the people he loved ever again. There will be no more milestones in Jason’s life, such as graduating from college, pursuing a career, getting married and having children, and growing old.
The abrupt ending to Jason’s life is devastating. The loss of Jason leaves a gaping wound in the hearts of many, who long to hear the sound of his voice and his laughter, and see his smile once more.
Sharon Fry, Wellesley, MA, lost her boyfriend Jason Wismer, 20, aboard a private plane which collided with a military aircraft over Burlington, NJ