This morning at 4:30AM, Justin Thomas Mercier, Linkswarm User Valt, died of congestive heart failure. He was 22 years old. He was born with a heart defect, and received a heart transplant 6 years ago.
I first met Jason about a year and a half ago at Dontcamp, playing Battlefield1942 Desert Combat online. Soon, we realized that we were both Swarmers as well, and we hit it off great.
During that time, we had many great conversations over TeamSpeak about life, heart transplants at age 16, and his love of programming & music. He was a soft-spoken guy who loved life, and never forgot to live it. Despite the limitations his heart condition placed on him, he never played the pity game.
I'm going to miss him, guys.