There are never easy words in a situation like this – especially when an entire family is missing their father, husband and dad. For me, I am missing a friend. Christian is one of the most loyal and helpful friends you could ever want. If you need him, he is there and often times before even asking, he is there. There is a certain compassion that lives within some people and can never be matched – and that is what I feel about Chris. We have been friends for over ten years – I have watched him build the Synergy empire; one that serves the community and people’s personal wellness. He has built a family that is strong and loving and a circle of friends who are grateful for his humor and generosity. Today, I miss that friend and cant replace the value he brought to my life. A simple phone conversation with Chris is upbeat, encouraging and funny and has taught me to appreciate the small things you enjoy in a friend. I look forward to the day he sets the record straight and has a chance to defend his name. He has earned that as an American, father, husband and friend.