Friends and Family to Honor Organ Donor and Stillwater Bar Fight Victim
On Sunday night, hundreds will gather to celebrate the life of Adam McCloud. McCloud died in early October 2012 after a scuffle at Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque Restaurant & Pirate Bar in Stillwater.
The Adam McCloud Foundation was created in his honor. Sunday night, dinner and a concert will benefit Lifesource, an organization that facilitates organ donation.
McCloud was a Valentine's Day gift. This February 14th, he would have turned 30 years old.
"He had this big huge laugh that lit up the room. You couldn't be anywhere in the same house as him and not hear this laugh that he had. He just had this huge heart for giving," said McCloud's sister, Tara Odebrecht.
McCloud's sister, brother-in-law, nieces and nephew remember McCloud for the many gifts he gave.
"He was a really great uncle. I can remember the day he got huge presents for us," said Jacob Odebrecht, McCloud's nephew.
"He gave me the hugest presents," said Abby Odebrecht, McCloud's niece.
When McCloud's life ended this past October, his giving did not. As an organ donor, he donated his lungs, liver, pancreas, kidneys and heart.
"A 19 year old kid who didn't have hope for the future now, he's sort of wrestling with how, what's his future now because he didn't think that he had one and now he does. And what a gift," Tara Odebrecht said.
"Our goal is to reach people and to save more lives because you don't get to choose our side of the story. But you do get to choose whether you make a decision to let other people live so I just think that that's so important," Tara Odebrecht said.
On Sunday, "Dweebs Concert and Dinner" starts at 4:30 p.m. at The Grand in Stillwater. The Dweebs are a seven-piece Wisconsin based band featuring five family members.
The concert runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults are $20, tickets for kids are $10.
Click here for more information about the event.