7 Jan 2016

A Man’s Hopeful Final Facebook Post Is Going Viral After He Was Killed On New Year’s Eve

The new year tends to bring a sense of hope and rebirth, it's a time when you can start anew and work towards becoming a better you. We have New Year's resolutions and we cross our fingers and hope every year that we can make them come true. 
Matthew DeRemer had a great outlook for 2016, until he was involved in a horrific motorcycle accident that took his life on New Year's Eve. 

After hearing the terrible news, Matthew's friends started sharing his last inspiration Facebook post.

Last day of 2015!!!! For me I'll be meditating through all I do, on this entire year. I've lost, I've gained, family is...
Posted by Matthew DeRemer on Thursday, December 31, 2015

The post reads:

Last day of 2015!!!! For me I'll be meditating through all I do, on this entire year. I've lost, I've gained, family is closer and tougher than ever before, loved ones lost, and new friends found. There has been many times where I've been found on my knees in prayer for hours (relentless) and other times leading a group of people in prayer, my faith (that I love to share) is an everyday awakening (to me) that people, lives, and circumstances can change for the better OVER TIME. I look back at 2015's huge challenges that I've overcome, shared with others, and have once again found myself... To say thank you and BRING ON 2016, much works to be done!
And I really don't know where I'll end up tonight but I do know where I windup is where I'm meant to be

People were truly touched and amazed by his powerful words.

Matthew's accident occurred just hours after posting his hopeful Facebook post. 

Matthew served as a Marine in Iraq and had just gotten a job in the medical field. He was also in a Christian motorcycle club.

The crash happened on Thursday night in Seminole, Florida.

Police say Matthew was hit by 59-year-old Steven Clarke, who was drunk and behind the wheel when he failed to yield and crashed into the 31-year-old veteran's motorcycle. Matthew died at the scene.

Steven Clarke was arrested on a charge of DUI manslaughter.

An investigation found that Clarke was driving under the influence of alcohol, even though his blood-alcohol level was not provided. Clarke was booked into the Pinellas County jail hours later.

Friends of Matthew who gathered to remember him on Sunday said that he made a big impact in the amount of time he was given.

Matthew's message has been shared over 1,000 times and will continue to touch the lives of people who come across it. 


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