For those of you who don't know the name Andy Reid (brush up on your football, it'll come in handy ladies ..... TRUST ME) anywho he is the Philadelphia Eagles Coach and over the weekend he lost his oldest son to a long battle of addiction. Garrett Reid 29 was found dead in his room at the club's trainning camp at LeHigh University.
Andy Reid issued a public statement through the Eagles' website on Monday, following the death of his son Garrett over the weekend.
The statement read as follows:
"On behalf of Tammy and our family, I would like to thank everybody for their
tremendous support, love, kind words and prayers during this time of great
sadness. Words cannot express our sense of loss.
We loved Garrett so much. He was a wonderful son and brother. He made us
laugh, he was a pleasure to be around, he always had a smile on his face, and
we will miss him dearly. We will never forget him, and we will remember him
Garrett's road through life was not always an easy one. He faced tremendous
personal challenges with bravery and spirit. As a family, we stood by him and
were inspired as he worked to overcome those challenges. Even though he lost
the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years, we will always
remember him as a fighter who had a huge, loving heart.
I spoke with the team yesterday and thanked them for their thoughts and
prayers. I asked them to continue with their preparations for the upcoming
season until I am ready to rejoin the team.
It is in times like these that we lean on our faith, our family, our friends,
and our Eagles family. We will do so in the difficult times ahead.
Thank you again for your continued support,
Condolences and prayers go out to the Reid family ....