Thursday, January 5, 2017

To our Jeffrey, 
It has been 5 ½ years since you have passed away which is still so hard to believe.  Never a day goes by when we are not thinking about you and how you made us laugh, cry and amazed us with the things you did.  Your infectious smile and our memories continues to give strength and hope to your family, friends and those fighting cancer and all of whom you touched during your short time. We have continued our promise to you to raise money for sarcoma research.  TBI has proudly held a silent auction in your honor for the past 6 years and through the generosity of family and friends, we have raised over $400,000 for research at MGH, Dana Farber and now MD Anderson.  You have plaques all around!  There is one at a room at the new Linder Building at MGH Cancer Center and also one at the outpatient sarcoma center at MD Anderson. There is even one at Penn Medical School.  Our favorite one is a dedication plaque at the bench and tree in the Boston Commons Gardens where we would all gather on so many wonderful visits.  We are now starting a new endeavor called The Ferrari Kid whose sole purpose is to give a sick child one day to forget their miseries and put a smile on their face by giving them rides in Ferraris and spending a fun day just for them!  We know how you loved the Ferraris!   Your spirit and effervescent smile never diminishes as you continue to touch and inspire so many people and we are constantly amazed by the comments from friends and acquaintances who spontaneously will tell us wonderful stories about you.  We all continue to celebrate your birthday with a Mexican dinner each year!  We cherish every day we had with you and know that you are watching over us all the time.  We love the “signs”.  We love and miss you so much and in the beautiful words of rising star Charlie Puth, we will “See you Again”.

Love, Mom, Dad, Lindsay, Kim, Dan, Samantha, Jessica, Joshua, Autumn and Benson


  1. I was honored and privileged to know Jeff Guyer. I worked at MGH 6 years ago and never ever forgot him. He changed the way I practiced and inspired me to become a more compassionate physician. I often think about Jeff and think about the way he lived his life - he was so brave. He will always be my hero.

  2. I didn't know Jeff, but I wanted to let his loved ones know that you have touched my life. I had a first date in the Boston Common in the spring of 2014. We ended up sitting on a bench on the edge of the water that had a beautiful plaque beneath it: "Breathe in hope, breathe out love." It would become the mantra for our relationship. And now, as I begin to write the speech I'll deliver at our wedding in two weeks, I'm focusing on those beautiful words and what they've meant to us. I just googled the phrase and stumbled across this site. I'm so sorry for your loss. But please know that Jeff's hope and love will live forever in my new family. Thank you for that.
    -Steve Peoples