In Loving Memory of Nahom Berhane,
I was shocked and saddened to hear about the death of my child hood friend Nahom Berhane. He passed away on September 27 by a senseless act of violence. Short details about his death covered at city news Toronto. Nahom was a community leader who worked as a Coordinator at Access Alliance. We grew up in the same neighborhood played on the O`Connor Hawks basketball team in the early 90`s. From the day I met Nahom up until his passing. I remembered him as a person who was very generous, joyful, kind, optimistic and a leader in the community. Another characteristic about Nahom was that he always had a deep sense of peace within his spirit. Having this deep sense of peace within his spirit was one of the many reasons why he was loved by so many. Over the 20 plus years I’ve known him, I only saw Nahom get angry a few time`s during basketball games in are teenage years. Other than that he was all smiles. I can still hear the sound of his voice as he always called me Mikey.
We both shared the same passion of helping people improve their health and fitness lifestyle. Nahom reached out to me in 2013 and 2014 to ask if I would be a part of Access Alliance Health Expo. This expo featured a wide variety of health experts like Yoga instructors, Nutritionists, personal trainers, chefs and drum/beat music experts. It was during this time that I was able to see Nahom`s true passion about how he wanted to enlighten the community on the benefits of health awareness. He was very active during the expo making sure everything ran smoothly. It was a great honor to be a part of something so special.
I believe we all have a purpose in life. I also believe each of us must seek are true purpose and apply it to help change this world for the better. Nahom`s death has inspired myself and many others to continue his wonderful legacy of changing and affecting live`s.
May your soul rest in peace Nahom,