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A DROID Boot Animation In Memory Of Sadie

December 19th will mark the 1 year anniversary of the passing of the daughter of one of our Droid community members.  While I won’t even attempt to put into words how great of a loss this must be, I at least wanted to share something that a few amazing members of this community have done to help support the family through such trying times.

Liquidzgrl (of Liquid Frozen Yogurt ROM) answered the call and created the boot animation that you are seeing above in memory of this lost child.  Many members of the Android community have chosen to use this new boot animation over the next couple of weeks in honor of Sadie and her grieving parents.

If you are interested in showing support on your phone, you can find the file and instructions at this forum thread.

And if you have words of support for both Andrew and his wife, please feel free to leave them down below.

  • SportsterBk8

    It is amazing how much a community of strangers can come together and support people in times of need, my prayers and thoughts go out to Sadie's family, and my respect goes out to this amazing droid community for coming together like this.

    This prooves there IS good left in internet-blog type communities (I use the word community for a reason)

    Best wishes in your times of need.

  • Zero

    Can't begin to even contemplate the pain and sorrow you and your family have and will be going through. My thoughts and prayers out of you and yours during this difficult time.

    The only advice I can give is through out all of this cherish what you still have. Life is full of ups and downs and when you're low sometimes the only thing that can be done is to look up and see what's left to live for.

  • Kevev99

    Hey Andy. I totally understand what you are going through. My wife and I lost our daughter at the end of March. There were all sorts of complications during the pregnancy. Our daughter Jillian was stillborn. I know the heartache. My sympathy and warm wishes to you, your wife, and family.

  • Abhishek

    My sincerest condolences to your family, I myself am at a loss of words and all these people have said what i am thinking, with time as a healer of all pains maybe your pain will diminish,try being strong the whole droid life community is behind you to support you and your family.

  • A friend

    My heart goes out to the both of you. Sweet Sadie will always be in your hearts and memories, and I hope that will bring you peace.

  • Jarod

    I thought my world was over when our twin sons were stillborn 2 weeks early. Devastated puts it mildly. Even today after 4.5 years and 2 kids later I still think about them from time to time. My heart goes out to you and your family and to everyone else going through some form of tragedy.

    -Jarod

  • MikeM

    I believe there are special people who's spirits are so special, so wonderful, that they were never meant to be away from God's presence for too long. Sadie was one of those. May the Lord give you strength and fill your life with love!

  • RevWolfee

    To the Parents and other Family, may God cover you with His hand of love and give you the strength to draw closer to Him and to each other. John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” Your daughter is resting in the arms of the Lord, may God bless you with His peace.

  • CFD323 (Shawn)

    I have a terminally ill child and I know that someday I will face the same grief that you have faced. My prayers go out to you and your wife.

    God bless you both.

  • droid_fanatic

    God bless you and your family…Hope you enjoy the holidays with your loved ones.

  • Cpaulfuchs

    Even though my daughters are now 13 and 17 I still could not imagine my life without them, “This Boots for Sadie”! God bless all the children sick and healthy!

  • Binglut9

    Time heals everything hang in there Andi my prayers are with you and your wife. May peace be with you and your family

    -Brian

  • flybynht

    My best wishes and prayers will be with you.

  • Rob H

    My 2 year old son is in week 6 of his bone marrow transplant. I never knew I could pray so much. God be with your daughter.

    • http://twitter.com/atticus08 andi mazur

      Thank you Rob. We also have a son who just turned 3. Good luck with everything. We will be keeping you and your family in our Prayers.

  • Kraymanbauer

    After 3 miscarrages for my wife and I, we were blessed with our daughter samantha. Now 15 months old, i feel for you family and am going to keep this beautiful loader on always as a reminder of how short life can be sometimes man. I will always see it everytime I flash a rom and will never forget to say a little prayer for you and you family. I refuse to tell you that I feel your pain because we all feel things differently….but trust me when I say that it gets better and joy comes back. It did for us even though they said the chances were slim…it will for you. Great topic kellex…your a top notch man kell

    • http://twitter.com/atticus08 andi mazur

      Thank you so much man ..And just when I thought I was done crying. ha. Thank you.

  • Soap

    May God bless you and your family, Andrew. Sadie's message is meant to help others in a way that we may never understand; know that she is surrounded by love and smiles on you and your wife every single day.

  • Towelie420

    God bless

  • Wes Roller

    Thoughts and prayers

  • Gabe

    This really moves me. Not only is this so very kind that Liquidzgrl would do this, but it's wonderful that everyone is so kind and family-like. God bless the parents as they go through something that still hurts. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

    - Gabe

  • Rodeojones000

    My brother and his wife lost a child 16 months ago, so this hits home with me. While I don't know the parents of this little girl, I grieve with them. I consider it an honor to use this boot animation. God bless you and your family, Andrew. And kudos to Kellex for posting this.

    • http://twitter.com/atticus08 andi mazur

      Thank you for running this Boot Ani in my daughters memory.

  • The350zWolf

    Life can indeed be cruel, especially under the circumstances when someone young and innocent is lost. Unfortunately we all have to endure this pain over our lifetime. Be strong. The best way to honor your loved one is to never forget them. My deepest condolences.

  • Ruddy

    Very sorry for your loss.
    My condolence and prayers to the family.
    Kudos to L.Frozen Yogurt

  • http://twitter.com/atticus08 andi mazur

    man, you guys all got me here in tears. Thank you everyone. Honestly, this is so touching, And it's incredible how so many other members can relate to such a tragic loss. Thank you Kellex for doing this for my wife and I. As time draws closer to the 19th, I find myself reading, and re-reading all the wonderful and support comments here, and on DroidForums.net from fellow members. You all are making this time a bit more bearable. Thank You.

    -andi

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

    Peace be with the parents.♥

  • Gary

    My heart goes out to the parents. I know that them seeing this tribute will bring a good feeling into their hearts. Even though the DROID community may be about the OS, we're all also people with hearts. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and maybe life bring you all you deserve in the future. Happy holidays.

  • http://perpetualn00b.tumblr.com quiklives

    It's a beautiful tribute.

    I don't have children yet, but have seen those close to me lose little ones before, and I just can't imagine anything harder than that. Sending love, light, strength and support.

  • CrayZme

    My thoughts go out to the parent's as I have been there. Our first son Tommy was born 8 weeks early due to a placental abruption and passed away at 3 days old in my arms. And our second Troy was six weeks early and was born with a major birth defect and required operations at 1 day old and at 5 months. Greatfully Troy is with us now and is 5 years old. Tommy would have just celebrated his 7th birthday in August and every day I still deal with his loss. This is the worst feeling anyone can have and I wouldnt wish it on my worst enemy! The pain will never go away but it does get easier as time goes on.

  • Karnaj

    Me and my wife lost a son too soon, it was the hardest thing in the world for me, I still wish I could have seen him grow up, it gets less painful as you go, I am truly sorry for your loss, you are not alone in this world and you have a whole community too support you. I do wish I had this at that time in our lives. I want too say, don't give up, stay as strong as you can and lean on each others strength, and you will make it. I learned that lesson the hard way.

    My Deepest Sympathies,

    Bo

  • Chris

    May Jesus hold you in His hand as you reach this anniversary!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NEOS2HO2ITOC6GKUN2Q4DZHZCA Daniel

    my heart and prayers to the family and friends…also let it be a reminder of what a great community we have here and in the android world. no matter what our differences in times of need they come together.

  • http://twitter.com/myermenson Michael Yermenson

    I can't even begin to imagine how devastating this must be, one should never have to bury their child. My sincerest condolences to the family. Kudos to Liquidzgrl.

  • Michael_NM

    Words never suffice, but I will keep Sadie's family in my prayers. I can't imagine their grief. It's truly touching to see the community support.

  • Chris Nimon

    We lost our little boy 2 years ago. Nothing can replace what you have lost but I hope this communities support helps in some small way. I'll be Using Sadie's boot animation.

  • Rysnstrr

    Truly sorry about ur lost

  • keithsmith22

    No words that we put on here will ease the loss that you went through. A loss at this time of year is especially hard. I will say a special prayer for your family this week in hopes of calming your sorrowful hearts. When times are tough for me I turn to a verse in the Bible, Romans 12:12. “Be JOYFUL in HOPE, PATIENT in AFFLICTION and PERSISTENT in PRAYER”

  • http://twitter.com/batfandotcom Ben Rollier

    Im so sorry to hear of your loss. I am a new father (son/15 months) and my mother had a full-term still born when I was much younger. Very tough experience

    Will keep you in my prayers.

  • Gambrel022

    My wife and I have been through this as well. My heart and prayers are with you all.

    Thank you Droid Family for all that you do.

  • Droid1guy

    I am a new father of a 7 month old daughter who means the world to me. I can't possibly imagine what this family is going through. My sincerest condolences to them, and I truly hope that the support you are giving them provides some comfort.

  • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

    So sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you all!

  • Wernotw

    That it too cool. My condolences to the family and loved ones for the loss.

  • kellex

    Please do not respond to this thread with “first” or anything along those lines.