This is truly a tragic outcome and I am humbled by the risks Big Wally and his fellow patrollers take so that we can indulge our passions. It is not surprising that it appears that even in death Big Wally is helping others by being an organ donor. We should all honor his memory and thank a patroller, tell our loved ones how much we care, and sign our donor cards.
I am in aspen/snowmass this week and I am very surprised that many of the patrllers haven't heard about this tragedy. I woud thing some kind of e-mail or something would be a cool thing to keep the community advised of losses' like this.