"Take care of yourselves and each other, and always remember my motto:
Itís ok to work hard, as long as you play harder."

-Joe Milligan,
in an email to his parents 7/02

Doug Pertz
November 3, 2002
2:36 PM

As I look back at the three lucky years I spent with Joe, I get this uncontrollable sense to smile. I feel extremely honored, because Joe and I had the chance to enjoy a few charging sessions together. We charged mountains in Vail, CO, we charged waves down the eastern seaboard, and we charged monster wakes in Orlando, FL, we were able to let go of life's day-to-day BS and enjoy the presents of each other. This was one of Joe's many gifts. He accepted people for who they are, not what they are. Joe was wise beyond his years. Not knowing his background very well was OK; because anyone who had the chance to meet Joe Milligan knew immediately, he was raised with love and compassion. Joe carried his shoulders high, and I will always remember him as a leader and a friend. A friend that would never pass up the opportunity for a good time. Thanks Joe for sharing your heart with all of us.

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