OXFORD – Following the death of their long-time friend John Lobdell, Nathaniel Emerson and Tim O’Brien formed The Brody/Mason fund, a trust fund to enable Lobdell’s two sons to receive a college education.
In two years, they’ve raised a substantial amount toward the boys’ college fund thanks to the generosity of the Oxford community. Now in the name of their friend, who died after a prolonged fight against colon cancer, they are reaching into their own pockets to support two other local cancer-related causes.
“By working in the name of the Brody/Mason fund we are still working through the memory of John. I feel that this is what (he) would want us to do,” O’Brien said. “We are acting as a vessel to help raise awareness and to help families in need in the community that John knew and loved.”