We couldn’t refuse, because for Eduardo, in his own words,
We have received messages from all over the world describing his kindness and generosity and his love for his work, and that special quality that drew people to him. He was always ready to listen, and afterwards give his most sincere opinion. Always with the aim of helping others, adding his own grain of sand.
Eduardo suffered from anxiety. But he tried hard to overcome it by dancing tango, working with ceramics, going swimming and of course pursuing his passion for astrophysics. He was a great fighter and at the age of 29 he had everything he wanted. Of course he still had a long way to go, but he was working on that and was happily settled at the IAC (Instituto Astrofisico de Canarias). He had now found a new group of good friends and could count on the support of his dear advisor Casiana. She was very supportive from the start of his career in astrophyics, and encouraged him to apply to
We also want to remember, here, with all our love, the other victims: Javier Jesus, Gines, and his girlfriend Estefania. We take this opportunity to express our gratitude to
Dr Cathie Clarke supervised Eduardo’s PhD from 2000 to 2003 and they continued to work together until his death. Thank you Dr Clarke for your condolences that touched our hearts. We truly know how much Eduardo appreciated you. At home we heard your name and Dr Casiano’s name mentioned every day. Eduardo always pointed out your bright intelligence, your talent and most of all, your human values. Dr Clarke your happiness and positive energy really rubbed off on Eduardo, and gave him the motivation to achieve his dream and finish his PhD.
Although, his career in Astrophysics was short-lived, we hope that his work has contributed just a little to a better understanding of our grandiose Universe.
We want to give our most sincere thanks to all of Eduardo’s colleagues, all the friends from
We especially want to remember those friends that were with us from the moment of his death, in the saddest days, giving us their constant support. To the family from
We also want to mention Eduardo’s three friends who came to visit us in Tenerife from the States,
We must mention a special friend who is in
We want to remember with great love and gratitude all our friends from
All the condolences, from colleagues and friends, made us realise that our son Eduardo not only loved us, but also shared his love with all of them. He loved and was very loved, and that is very important for us, to keep on going forward. However, we know that we have a long way to go, and that we will always carry this immense sadness for our beloved son Eduardo. He was a very special person who will be with us in our memories forever.
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“Never stop looking for happiness. Even in the hardest of times in life, there are little things, very little things, that give us a reason to keep going on.”