John loved football. Before he turned one he would raise his hands above his head smile and giggle and we would all shout “touchdown”. As he grew older the love of football grew within him. He had so much fun playing in the backyard and in the youth flag football league. He would practice and strategize every move on the field, knowing, “If you can touch it .. you can catch it”. In the last two seasons of football, John memorized the names, mascots and logos of all the NFL teams. He has spent the last couple months sewing patches of each teams logo with his Aunts to make a blanket for his dad. We will hold these memories forever.