Chad possessed an incredible spirit, an honorable character and a passion and appreciation for life. Chad "kept the Lord inside", a line from a beautiful song that his G'Pa wrote for him.
Chad requested to be an organ donor and within hours after his passing, he saved the lives of two men by giving them each a kidney and the corneas from his eyes are now blessing two people to see the world through Chad's eyes and his tissue is giving life to many others. The hospital flew a flag on the top of their roof in honor of Chad for being a hero, for all to see, and was also given a medal of honor as a Gift of Life Donor.
One of Chad's musician/studio friends, Rick Loughman, could not have expressed it better:
Chad "Hume" Futer is as lively a soul as has ever walked this earth. His smile was illuminating, his laugh and voice were a presence that commanded joy out of those around him. His road was not easy, he was dealt some tough hands, but he made his way through adversity with a graceful resilience. He was an artist whose passion for his craft was composed of genuine love. His style was truly original, undeniably unique, and it brought happiness to those who were blessed to see him perform. He was a true friend, who had many brothers and sisters, who he treated like blood and influenced with his selfless affection and unconditional generosity. He left us too soon, but in his short time here on earth, he made many lifetimes worth of impact on the lives of multitudes of people. He is loved, he will be missed, and his energy is infinite. We love you Hume!!! Rest easy brother. Peace. Love. Kauzafex"
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