Thank you, Baylor, for loving Chase

I hope you are off to a great 2017. Thank you so much for your help during Chase’s passing. My son, Heflin Chase Cantrell, was a senior at Baylor until his passing on Dec. 6, 2016.

While visiting relatives in Mississippi for Thanksgiving, he had an epileptic seizure and stayed in a coma until his untimely passing to be with our Creator.

During his hospital stay, Baylor friends, faculty, Sigma Chi brothers and many others were so supportive and loving. I came to understand why Chase loved Baylor so much, as it is more than just a university. It is a family that comes together to love the Lord and celebrate life.

The prayer vigil and memorial service that were held on campus were live streamed and meant so much to us as Chase has family spread out all over the Southeast. I never understood how much prayer meant to those in need until we were in this unfortunate situation.

Once again, thank you for being such a wonderful place for my son to have worshipped and learned academics and life. God bless.

I took this picture of his boots after the Kansas State game while we were playing football. I had no idea they would soon be empty for good, or until we meet again in heaven.

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Rest in Peace, Chase.

Mark Cantrell, Father of Chase Cantrell