Dear friends and family,
This is Steve's sister. We're so sad to share with you all that Steve passed away early this morning at about 2:30 am. As you know, he developed a high fever yesterday afternoon and was admitted to the hospital at 7pm. His heart rate was very high and his oxygen levels were low. He was moved to the intensive care unit where he was sedated and intubated. His fever stayed high and they continued to monitor him. The doctors confirmed that he had pneumonia. Regardless of everything the doctors tried to do, he was unable to fight the infection and his body quickly began to fail. We believe he died painlessly. As you can imagine, we are completely devastated. We had no time to prepare or even to say goodbye. Steve was also not prepared. Although Steve had been battling leukemia for the past year, he seemed to be improving until about a week ago. This recent downturn in his health and the sudden onset of infection last night were such a shock. We miss him so much already. Johanna is surrounded today by lots of love from family and friends.
He was diagnosed one year ago today.
We are planning a Life Celebration ceremony and will share the details with everyone as soon as we know.
Thank you for all of your love and support.