If there truly is a God who keeps track of the good we do and the love we share, calling us home when our work on this earth is through, it's no wonder that Charlie left us so soon. He dedicated himself tirelessly to helping others and serving causes that he knew were worthy of his help, whether they personally affected him or not. Above all, he was a true champion for equality. Charlie never sought glory or recognition, he just always knew the right thing to do and he did it, leading by example. He was one of the most giving, caring people that I have ever had the privilege to call my friend and I will miss him always.