Just weeks before that tragic night, Damon Carter was clearing the high jump bar with ease.
Carter, one of the best jumpers ever on the always-strong Pottsgrove High track team, graduated that spring, in 2012, wrapping up a terrific four-year high school career.
He was the last of five Carter siblings to graduate, including Brent Carter, a former Falcons football standout.
But in the blink of an eye, Damon Carter was gone.
The sweet-natured, lanky Carter, liked by everybody, passed away quietly in the middle of the night, June 29, 2012.
Epilepsy had taken Carter’s life. He was only 18.
To help keep Carter’s memory alive, his family will lead the first race in his honor to help find a cure for Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy.