I am thinking of Amir on his seventh yarzheit. I have had many ups and downs in my life since your death, but I have never forgotten you. Every year on your yarzheit I think about you, and this year is no exception. I was feeling bad and then remembered today is your English yarzheit. I will never forget you and you will always be in my heart as a friend with your memory. I am happy for your sister Shoshana and her husband David that they had a daughter Amira Jeane named in your memory. I am so happy also that your family has memorialized you by creating a scholarship at Stanford in your honor. Your legacy of kindness, compassion, and Judaism lives in all the people whose lives you touched - your close family most of all but also your friends, colleagues, and acquaintances and the people you helped through your dedicated community service.
In Memory of Amir Lopatin