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Skateboarder's 450-Mile Journey To Grieve His Late Brother Is An Inspiration To Us All

"Eric exists in 2015 because of this."

Losing a sibling can lead to a level of grief that may be difficult to fully understand without going through it yourself. The idea of this happening is enough to make most of us emotional and deeply sympathetic to anyone who's dealt with the death of a brother or sister.

For Jason Sherman, the pain of losing his brother Eric to a four-year battle with leukemia was so severe, it stayed with him for over five years after his death. In a recent video from Elite Daily, Jason shared that he would skate through the grief to deal with his brother's death and celebrate his life.

After all, according to Elite Daily, Eric was the one who taught Jason how to skateboard in the first place. So Jason decided to quit his job and embark on a 450-mile skating adventure with his best friend Tommy to the William Lawrence Camp, where they spent summers as kids. The trip was also a fundraiser for underprivileged kids who could not otherwise afford summer camp.

"There's nothing I can do to change him getting sick and him dying," Jason reflected at the conclusion of his journey. "But this trip gave me something I could do that could make some bit of a difference."

In the end, they raised $17,000 for the Eric Sherman Memorial Scholarship fund, a feat that will make a big difference. Jason summed this up with one powerful sentence: "Eric exists in 2015 because of this."

Watch the full video in a comfortable place for crying and maybe cut up some onions just in case.