I don’t usually post personal things on this page, but this one is so close to my heart and is very important – I wanted to be sure everyone has a chance to participate and join us. Please let me know in the comments if anyone has questions or would like more info.
As some of you may know, last year our family lost one of its own; October 18th will mark one year since we lost John.
This year on October 19th we will be walking in the Out Of The Darkness walk in Austin in memory of John and to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – and I would be honored if as many of you can join us as possible.
*If you can’t be here or can’t walk that day, you can also join as a virtual walker and help raise donations for the team.*
Our team is called ‘Team MacGyver’ and is taken from John’s memorial:
The universe welcomed home its brightest star as a new guiding light. Johnathon Samuel Dorscher outgrew this worldly body to shine his light for everyone. John loved to hike the trails that no one else dared to venture, he forged trails that would not have existed without the sure-footed paths that he created for everyone else to follow, and he built forts for refuge that will withstand the tests of time. John was known for his patience, his caring and loving nature, his incredible bright light that he shined on those that he loved. He was a protector of his beloveds, he was a warrior for his friends and he was the Zombie Apocalypse master.
John was a loving brother to many, he was a caring and devoted friend to anyone who needed him, he was a MacGyver Jeremiah Johnson Mountain Man. If it crawled, clawed, bit, spit or chewed, he could tell you every single fact about it. He loved camping, fishing, hiking, nut-ball, duct tape and cut-off shorts. His heart was colored camo. He learned to swim in Box Canyon Dam, he jumped from Sullivan Lake bridge, he has stood on the highest points and dove without fear. John loved the mountains and nature was his church. If you want to find him today, take a hike in the woods and tell him that you miss him. He will be there to hear you.
John is survived by his siblings: Camille Rogers of Medford, Oregon; Edward Dorscher of Idaho, Mikey, his big little brother, Brady, his baby hero and Evan Guthrie, his heart brother. Edward Dorscher, his father and Terry Filler, his dad, were honored to be part of his life. He will be forever kept in the hearts of his loving mother, Britta and his step-dad, Joe Noonan. John belonged to many families and is fondly remembered by numerous aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, his most beloved Babe, in-laws, out-laws, friends that are family and strangers that turned into friends. If you knew John, you knew he was on your side watching over you.
His heart was bigger than his earthly body could contain. His light is shining without limits now and he is finally free to watch over all of those that he loved.