Our family, the Kapkos, is overwhelmed with loss. We want nothing more than to see Brian again. We long for that phone call that will never come, the deep soulful voice we will never hear. My brother and I will never get to buy him that first legal beer. It’s still difficult to talk about him in the past tense, but alas that (and our memories) is all we have.
Bubba’s untimely, sudden death has left a void in so many lives. But more importantly, and more powerful than that void, Brian’s story has inspired many to change their lives for the better. The stories his friends tell me make me so proud to be his brother. I will always be moved by his unmatched compassion and understanding for everyone he met.