Former Husky basketball player Andrew Moritz - a walk-on player from Franklin - lost his three-year battle with cancer late last night. He was age 33.
The blog titled: "Year of the Comeback" set up by his family to his battle with a rare form of cancer, notified followers of his passing.
With peace in his heart and love in the room, our beloved Andrew took his last breath tonight. He was surrounded by his family and a few close friends. It was peaceful and so beautiful.
Here's an interview with KJR from him a few years ago.
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My friend Alex Akita, who was one of the first to write about Moritz's battle, offered these thoughts last night.
He made me appreciate my life more. I changed the mission of this website after I wrote his story. I just wanted to bring people together after that. Through words. Because he was bringing people together through a situation that would otherwise be negative.
He changed my life and I hardly knew him. I owe that guy so much. A lot of who I’ve become is due in large part to his attitude.
Man, he inspired me. He inspired me to live better. So much has changed since I first heard about him. My whole life is different now, and I know it has a lot to do with his story.
I can’t believe this. I just never considered the fact that he wouldn’t get better. I was naive. Cancer is relentless. But sometimes you just can’t help but believe in the fighter, believe in the fight. He was an incredible fighter. Nobody else could have lived the way he did, under these conditions, for as long as he did it. He was amazing. He’s in a better place now. But he’s missed. So, so missed.