Kirk Bradshaw was my right hand at Peoria Notre Dame High School for almost 15 years. He came to a rehearsal with a student of mine show he met rehearsing another show. He stayed for that rehearsal and came to every one after that day. He helped me audition. cast, rehearsal and build our shows. His legacy is visible everyday at PND. The students' lives he has touched are better for knowing him. The faculty who knew him loved him. The kids in the drama program and in the music program adored him. He was an important part of our community. Because he was sometimes a bigger kid than the kids, I had to play the adult and be stern and disapproving toward his antics. Many times I stormed out of the auditorium or removed my self after simply shaking my head -- mostly so I could cover the laughter that was on the verge of breaking out. My dear friend - you drove me crazy and I cherished every moment and every laugh. You were a friend to everyone you came in contact with. You shared your heart with our students and touch my family so deeply that we feel vey empty without you. We - I miss you so very much. My family, both immediate and at PND, are so much richer for having known and loved you. Rest in Peace.