Whitney Mir
Whitney Mir, 31 son of Darrell Mir and Nancy Negherbon left this world on November 22, while vacationing in Florida. Whit is survived by his sister Catherine Tucson, her husband PT, brother Thane, his wife Tynan, nieces Ananda and Aleigha, nephew Patrick, caretakers Rich Lombardo and Chrissy Thorpe, extended family members of Shane Zimmerman, Lindsay Sterns, Jenny Tolbert, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Whit was employed by

Home Depot.

Whit was born with a very rare neurological disorder known as alternating hemiplegia of childhood. This disorder limited his ability to function "normal" but through nothing less than sheer determination he learned to ride his bicycle, ski, snowboard, rock climb and cheer on his favorite team the Denver Broncos.

Whit was blessed in having friends and family members that accepted him as he was and a community that provided an atmosphere that allowed him to grow as an individual and for that we are truly grateful.

Whit had requested that his brain be donated to science so that "they could figure this thing out", always thinking of others. His wish was granted and cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers please send contributions in honor of Whit to the Holly House of Durango, Adaptive Sports of Durango, or the AHC Foundation www.ahckids.org

A gathering of family and friends to honor Whit will be held in the spring.

"And in the end it's not the years of your life that count it's the life in your years" Abe Lincoln
Published by The Durango Herald on Nov. 26, 2014.
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Truly sorry to hear of this wonderful man's passing. It seemed like it was only yesterday intead of over a year ago! I really enjoyed working with him. His smile was infectious ! He may be gone but not forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Kat Goodwin
December 3, 2014
Thank you to Whit's family for honoring his wishes, he is leaving a generous gift to all those suffering from AHC. Praying for comfort to his family. Munsell family, SC
December 2, 2014
Whit's positive attitude, sense of humor, incredible work ethic will be remembered always. He was always eager to help and his gift to research is so Whit. He was the best co-worker EVER and I will definitely miss hearing ..how 'bout those Broncos?
Patty Sink
December 2, 2014
Darrell, Nancy, Catherine and Thane, we are so sorry to hear about Whitney. You are all in our thoughts and prayer. Randy and Diana Talbot
November 30, 2014
Thane and family,
I am so sorry for your loss.…Every time I ran into Whit around town he always greeted me with a hearty handshake and an infectious smile. Whether at work or just around town he had such an upbeat attitude that will defiantly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all….
Robert Gerst
November 30, 2014
Whit will always have a special place in my heart. Nancy, I smile when I remember the good ole days of our kids growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kathy, Thane and all the family. It truly saddened all of us.
Juliann Campbell-Hastie, Levi and Reanna Mead
November 29, 2014
I had the honor of working with Whit and the LIFE class at DHS. Whit had a great sense of humor. Always seen with his baseball hat. My thoughts go out to his family.
Diane
November 29, 2014
The UK association of The Alternating Hemiplegia Support Group send our deepest condolences to you all on the loss of Whit. You will have many treasured memories of the 31 years that Whit was on this earth.
November 29, 2014
SO SO SORRY TO HEAR OF WHITS PASSING HE WAS AN AMAZING YOUNG MAN AND WILL BE MISSED, WE COULD ALL LEARN FROM HIS SPIRIT. SANDY SCHANE
November 28, 2014
Sorry for your loss ; (
November 28, 2014
Such a brave and noble thing to do to donate for all the other children/adults that suffer from AHC. As a parent of a child with AHC, I thank him. May he now rest in peace. My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time!
Mollie Erpenbeck
November 28, 2014
We did not know you all but as a parent of an Ahc champion we are all family and all connected in some way. I pray for peace for your family.
The Harding Family
Jaimi Harding
November 28, 2014
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT WHITNEY HE A GOOD PERSON
November 27, 2014
Dear Nancy and Darrell, So sorry to see of Whit's passing. You are all in my prayers. God bless you. Rita Meiers
November 26, 2014
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