In the spring of 2013 Mac graduated eighth grade at Nativity of Mary School in Bloomington. That fall he began his high school adventure at Cretin Durham Hall in St. Paul.
Mac was known by many as a trustworthy Boy Scout, a math wizard, a harmonious drummer and guitar player, an exceptional athlete, a sensational skateboarder, an accomplished snow boarder, a “first draft” football player, a fitness enthusiast, a quick-witted card dealer, an Armani Exchange fanatic, an adventurous traveler, and a loyal friend. He also had a passion for G.T.L and the Jersey Shore. I was Privileged to experience his pure joy and commitment as he embarked on a modeling career. Mac was my only child. He had heart of gold, a deep compassionate voice and a beautiful smile.
I think you can see there is no doubt his future was bright!
On Thanksgiving Day 2013, Mac and I woke and took a morning run, before hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our home. When we returned, I started preparing dinner as he researched future modeling opportunities . At noon Mac ran up the stairs to take his shower and get ready for company. ... I knocked on the door to hurry him along. Receiving no response from him I opened the door but didn’t see his silhouette in the shower. As I opened the shower door and found Mac’s lifeless body in the fetal position on the floor. Despite my attempts at CPR, as well as the EMT's and doctors at the hospital we could not save Mac’s life.
An autopsy was performed and offered no answers whatsoever. After some study, it was determined that a common virus had found its way into Mac's heart, which led to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. In his honor we have created The Mac Greeman foundation, to help our youth be safe, and to distribute to schools, in his name, the equipment and the educational material that can save lives.
Our Mission: Bringing Cardiac Health Awareness and Safety to Youth in Our Community.
For more information please visit Http://www.macgreeman.org