My youngest son, Morgan, aged 10 years, passed away on 25th December 2010 after an arduous seven month battle against the devastating effects of a rare type of Meningitis which he contracted in late May. The doctors did not expect him to survive past June last year when they took him off a ventilator, because he had suffered severe brain damage, but his courage, determination and strength of spirit enabled him to fight on for many more months. There are no words that can express the depth of our loss, but it's like having a part of your own soul ripped away.
Morgan was a true gamer at heart. He really loved playing games on both consoles and the PC; the platform was irrelevant, because he just wanted to have fun. While playing console games he would usually jump around and make his own sound effects, and really got immersed in the game worlds. His love of Star Wars and super heroes extended to the games he played. His favourites included LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Indiana Jones, LEGO Batman, Star Wars Battlefront, Jedi Academy, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Spiderman games, The Incredible Hulk, the Rayman series, the Sly Cooper series, although he played many others. We had some great co-op sessions on a few of these titles, and I shall treasure those memories. I know that in time (a lot of time) I will look at those game cases and smile, but right now it's just too painful.
His ready smile, infectious laugh, loving hugs and terrible jokes will be sorely missed. Even his occasional tantrums. Although his life was tragically cut short, we know that it was a good life, and it was a privilege to have been a part of that life, as he was a part of ours.
Sleep well, sunshine.
Morgan Daniel Bowen
13th January 2000 to 25th December 2010