When we moved to Columbus in 1987, we selected where to live based principally on proximity to OSU and the presence of trees and charming houses.

To the Editor:

When we moved to Columbus in 1987, we selected where to live based principally on proximity to OSU and the presence of trees and charming houses.

Little did we know when we chose Grandview that along with the magnificent trees came a community of remarkable people that embody what is good, honest and caring. The support we've received from the community after the tragic loss of our son, Colin, has been nothing short of overwhelming.

This support has taken many forms, but was particularly evident last week when his friends dyed their hair black as Colin had done to promote team spirit during the soccer post-season this past fall.

We are grateful to people who displayed banners painted with Colin's name and soccer jersey number that hung at local businesses and many houses; these banners gave us strength and comfort.

The presence and support of so many people last Thursday at the celebration of Colin's life, and the expressions of condolences we've received have touched us in ways that words can barely describe.

Our healing has been made easier by such a caring community and we are deeply grateful to all.

Pablo Jourdan

Celeste Welty