I’ve been good friends with Wes for a long time. So long in fact, that I’m pretty certain Hudson was the first baby I ever held. He was most definitely the first child that I really got to watch grow up.
I spent the following eight years in Los Angeles working in the film industry, but in late 2008, my wife, Jessica, and I moved to Indianapolis with the hopes of beginning new careers and spending more time with old friends and family.
Since moving, I’ve been lucky enough to hold a variety positions in the marketing industry, and I’m currently the Director of Client Success at RocketBuild. But one of the real benefits of our move was spending more time with Wes and his family. I especially enjoyed getting to watch Hudson continue to grow. His unique combination of confidence, selflessness, and pure joy was a true inspiration. More than once I thought to myself, that if I was ever lucky enough to have a child, I’d want him/her to be just like Hudson.
I’m proud to be a part of Project Hud;Son because if this illness can take a life as singular as this extraordinary young man’s, then it is clearly more pervasive than most of us know. I want to do my part to support the project’s efforts to spread awareness and provide educational opportunities to our community.