Tom was more than a friend to me. He was the big brother I never had. He spent a lot of time training with me this summer helping me prepare for ironman Wisconsin. Many, many many miles. He was so generous with his time and talents. I will miss him so very much.
He was such an incredible person inside and out. He valued and loved each and every one of his family and friends. I wish you all could of seen Tom in the pool. We worked for about a year on his swim stroke. He never gave up. He dreamed of one day doing a Tri.
This is a terrible accident.