Letter to the Editor from Michael Agana's Parents
Alvin and Jennifer Agana, the parents of the 19-year-old Plant High School graduate who passed away after crashing his car into the Hillsborough Bay last month, are thankful for the support received from the community.
On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, we buried our son, Michael A. Agana, among family and friends who loved and admired him.
We have sadly endured what every parent dreads – the loss of a child – and although our hearts are aching, we are grateful for the outpouring of support the Tampa community gave to our son and our family during our most difficult moments.
We’d like to thank the good people who made rescue attempts at the accident scene and the Tampa Police Department for its rapid response. We’d also like to thank all the friends who visited, sent thoughts, cards, notes, flowers, donations, food and prayers, along with the doctors who treated Michael. And finally, although there are many others who touched our lives during Michael’s final days, we’d also like to thank the members of the Tampa news media who gave us our privacy when we asked for it.
It seems our mourning of our amazing son will never end, but we take refuge in knowing that he is now closer than ever with God.
Michael’s life was a blessing to us and all who knew him, and words can never capture how much we will miss absolutely everything about him.
Alvin & Jennifer Agana