Jack is just one of those people who makes you appreciate everything you have--especially him as a friend. He's accomplished so much, going from practically zero to hero! If you'd have asked him his junior year of high school if he'd earn a PhD, fall in love with his perfect woman, have a beautiful child, and develop a myriad of marketable skills--from technology to coaching, I doubt he'd have answered "Yes." But none of us close to him ever doubted what he could accomplish. Claudia has always reminded Todd of Jack, as they are both resilient, passionate and ultra-caring. When we think of Jack, we think of a quote from a Mizzou football player that Todd recently read: "Tough times don't last. Tough people do." And in Jack's case, throw in an effectively-sensitive side, also. We love you, man!