July 16th, 2012.
Around 10pm my sister and her boyfriend/my good friend were walking home with my sister's 4 dogs.
They were in the cross walk less than a 100 feet from the home that my sister and I share when a driver high on meth going 80mph, 120 feet a second, failed to make a turn and plowed through the stop sign on the far side of the intersection... he then struck the group and just kept on going, never slowed or stopped.
My sister suffered permanent damage to her leg, she lost chunks of flesh, suffered ankle damage, and had a compound (open) fracture of her lower leg which had to be put back together with a metal rod, parts of the bone were missing and an attempt to heal with said gap as-is failed and she required a bone graft surgery 6 months later in order to finally walk again.
Hari took the full force of the car, loosing his leg at the scene, breaking his pelvis and causing severe internal injury... Sadly in the end my friend never left the ICU. Hari was due to stay in intensive care for weeks, we had been warned he was not out of the woods yet, but he was making progress, he was improving, it had been almost 2 weeks since he was hit, we felt like he was in the clear... and then so very suddenly, we lost him.
In addition to this tragedy all four of my sister's beloved Australian Cattle dogs, the ones seen all over my website in several photos and videos involving my work, died instantly upon impact.
My friend was a kind, gentle, jolly person who just naturally knew how to make people happy. He completed my sister's life and brightened mine. The three of us got along so well it felt as if he was family, I expected for him to one day become my brother in law.
I will miss the way his eyes lit up when I showed him a newly completed fursuit head or shared interesting news. My sister will miss him in more ways than I will ever understand.
Rest in Peace my friend, you will never be forgotten.
My sister will forever love you and you will forever be my friend.