|Steven's Legacy of Love|
One of Steven's greatest joys in life was helping people who needed a break. They were friends, coworkers, or a stranger. Family and friends continue Steven's Legacy of Love:
The Steven Ehrensperger Memorial Blood Drive — started in 2008 by his parents and sister, David, Brenda and Kristi (pictured right with Steven on a family cruise) — is held every year at Faith Lutheran Church in Clay, Alabama, the church where he was baptized and attended throughout his life. The blood drive is done in his memory to help the Red Cross of Alabama keep their blood supplies up and, therefore, help the surrounding community with blood that is needed every day.
Steven has many friends who he has left behind that think of him every day. One of his best friends and his wife, Tyler and Emily Duke, had a baby boy two years ago. Using part of Steven's last name, Tyler and Emily named their firstborn son in honor of Steven because of their love and remembrance — Griffin Ehren Carter Duke.
|Steven's Memorial Blood Drive 2016|
David and Kristi Gelling's
Kristi Ehrensperger-Gellings takes after her brother Steven. She looks for ways to help others, too. Kristi and David are so generous. PursuitSAFETY members have seen this trait again and again from the Ehrensperger family. This time the giving is for a joyous event. In planning their wedding for February 27, 2016, Kristi and David wrote on their gift registry this message:
Bringing awareness & fighting to save lives:Brenda Ehrensperger wrote from her heart. She held nothing back. You can read the writings she graciously gave to PursuitSAFETY at the following links:
Click here to read Steven's Story: "About the same time Steven left home that night, a 22-year-old police officer with less than one year experience got the call that there was a 'possible prowler' at someone's house. He headed in the same direction as Steven at a high rate of speed ..." , wrote Brenda Ehrensperger, Steven's Mom.
Click here to read If Only. Brenda wrote this must-read opinion piece in 2009, two years after Steven's death.
And then, of course, is PursuitSAFETY's memorial to Brenda Ehrensperger.
You can also read how David Ehrensperger continues to volunteer time to PursuitSAFETY at this link rightly titled,