In July 1992, my wife and I were blessed with a baby boy which we named John Lester Standberry III, named after my late father and brother. In his second year of life, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Now, I was in the Air Force which meant our medical care was taken care of via Tricare. Because of our personal position, getting the latest in diabetic treatment was no problem. John grew to be a fine young adult. During his upbringing, he did not lack any activity. At Bayou View Junior High, he played in the concert band, In At Gulfport High School and MGCCC, he played in the concert, jazz, and marching bands. However, His greatest passion was for skateboarding. Over the years, skateboarding was the one thing he loved the best. Traveling to competitions, tournaments, and just hanging out with other skaters was a major part of his life. While having three children to care for, he found the time to promote his skateboarding passion. On February 25, 2019, John moved on to a higher calling to be with the Lord Jesus Christ. His family and friends want to carry on his passion for skateboarding in some way or another. We have come to the conclusion that the establishment of a skateboard memorial park would be in our best interest. Our desire is to build a skate park in the local to accomplish this mission.
It is further determined that there are many individuals with Diabetes, Kidney, and Heart conditions who do not receive adequate medical care. Our organization is in the development stages of going into joint ventures with local for-profit and non-profit organizations to sponsor this Diabetic Skateboard area. At this point, we would like you to support us in going forward on the project. In order to show you the passion of John L. Standberry III in this area, please view the following YouTube video title: Gulfport Skakerboarder support request video.
Our responsibility to the community is to aid those in need. We know the success of this project will aid many with research, medical development while enhancing the lives of those with these choric conditions. For more information, contact; Aaron Standberry, P.O. Box 7313, Gulfport, MS 39506, call at (228) 326-0633 or email: email@example.com.
Aaron and Dawn Standberry