Life finally ends for Nathan Marlow, 1996 crash victim
Nearing the end, slipping in and out of consciousness, he was watching the Irish on television and wearing the tattered Notre Dame cap he had owned since before the motorcycle crash, a cap that had hung on IV poles in hospital rooms all around the country.
When her son died, her ear was on his chest. She heard a last heartbeat, and his last breath. “It was calm. He wasn’t alone. The Irish won,” she said.