Duncan received some very sad news last night. His friend Paul Zoumberis passed away last night. He and his wife Stephanie were in a car accident on July 16th, and he has been in ICU ever since. Stephanie and Paul would have celebrated their first anniversary in October. He has a daughter, Taylor, from a previous relationship.
Zoom and Duncan have been friends since they were about six years old. This Saturday, Zoom and his wife Stephanie were going to have a church ceremony and Duncan was going to be one of Zoom's groomsmen. There are so many stories that Duncan tells about his friends, and Zoom is in so many of them. They went out together on every birthday. Paul is the reason that Duncan and I are together today, really. The first time I saw Duncan after he came home from Georgia Southern, he came into Applebee's with Zoom. I had been friends with Zoom in high school and recognized him immediately. I knew Duncan, too, but I didn't recognize him at first. I wound up going to Smoke's with them that night at Zoom's invitation, and Duncan and I eventually started dating.
I know that many of the people who will visit this page did not know Paul, but he was one of the funniest and most affectionate men I have ever been fortunate enough to know. I know that everyone who knew him will miss him greatly, and that he will leave a very large whole in our hearts that will take a long time to heal. Please say a prayer for his wife Stephanie and his daughter Taylor, even if you do not know them, as life will be harder for the both of them now.