On August 15th, 2001, Evan Clark was hiking on Mount Hood in Oregon with his father, brother and a guide when a piece of ice broke loose from a snowfield, hitting and pinning him beneath it. With the help of a troop of Boy Scouts and the Oregon Air Guard, Evan was freed and airlifted to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland. He was in surgery for some time, but the damage to his body was irreparable.

On August 15th, 2001, Evan was born into Heaven. He was a model student at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, a star cross-country and track athlete (by the end of his freshman year, he was the fastest freshman distance runner in the Chicago Catholic League), a talented guitar player, a week shy of his sixteenth birthday, and an unwavering pillar of strength in our already challenged family.

Since then, my family and I have struggled with more than words could express, but it has always been my goal to do something unique and worthwhile in his memory on my own. I do not have the resources, be them financial or organizational, that my parents, our family and our friends have, but this website is something that I am able to put together for my brother requiring very little of those aforementioned resources. I hope to continue to develop this page for as long as I am able, and hope to see it grow as other people share their love of Evan, which lives on despite our terms of separation for the time being.