Once upon a time there was a grand, strapping young man named Chad, who loved athletics, history, people, and life.

He believed in nurturing a healthy body, mind and spirit. He never drank, smoked and was certainly not a druggie. He was loved by many friends and family members for his exuberance, optimism, curiosity and joyfulness.

One day he went out to play in his football league in the City of Angels. It was a glorious, sunny day – a great day for a game. But God, the grand Coach of Everything, had other plans for his fair Son, Chad, that day, April 23, 1994, and drafted him to the Highest Team for a Higher Purpose.

Chad was just 26 years old. This was to be his last game. His last day on Earth. . .