Just a few hours after he left, I got a call that he suddenly passed away at his college home. They knew no details except for that there was no foul play involved (drugs, alcohol, fighting, etc.). It wasn’t until many weeks later that we found out that he had a heart valve complication, myxomatous degeneration, that could not have been detected.
Since then, time moves by differently. We have found many ways to keep his spirit alive. Things like putting together scholarships in his memory, the Karson Kent Janssen Memorial Fund; spreading heart health awareness; sharing stories with loved ones; and simply being a little kinder to others. I frequently find myself missing his physical being, his smile, and his youthfulness.
I scoured the internet looking for a piece of fingerprint jewelry that would allow me to honor Karson. That is when I came across Dimples. Working with Jeff was incredible. While on a Zoom session with him I explained I wanted something simple and timeless on the front, with his print on the back, so it could be closer and more personal to me.