There's a seemingly infinite amount of clichés about brotherhood. And for the most part, they're true. Growing up, playing sports, listening to music, and developing passions is immeasurably better when you have a sibling to share it all with.
When Eric started skateboarding at age 6, he put his little brother on. Together they started filming skate videos and James Bond remakes in their backyard. Along with their older brother Corey, Jason and Eric had dreams of starting "Sherman Brothers Productions" and spending their lives in the creative space they had carved for themselves. Every summer, the boys left for William Lawrence Camp in New Hampshire, where Eric would one day become a counselor.
Those dreams were halted in 2006, when Eric was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 17. After a four-year battle, four rounds of chemotherapy, and a bone marrow transplant, Eric passed away. Throughout his sickness, he held onto the energy and passion for life that inspired everyone he came into contact with.
Eric’s final wish for his little brother was for him to continue with the passions they built together, on his own. Five years later, Jason’s pain was more evident than ever. He needed to find a way to reinvigorate Eric’s memory and spirit.
Jason decided to quit his 9-to-5 job and plan a massive skate trip with his best friend Tommy — a 450 mile journey up the east coast -- from his house in the west village of Manhattan, to William Lawrence Camp in New Hampshire, revisiting places where he had so many formative memories with both of his brothers. The trip itself would serve as a fundraiser for the camp, to help kids who couldn't afford the same experience they had every summer. It combined so many of the elements that made Eric a special soul: skateboarding, filmmaking, adventure, and putting the needs of others over your own.
"This trip was so unique, and it was so...Eric." - Jason Sherman
This is the story of two brothers; one robbed of his life too young, and the other going miles to carry on his legacy.
Jason and Tommy would like to extend their gratitude to all who helped make this trip possible:
“To everyone who gave us a place to stay, a meal to eat, a discount at your business, a bottle of water, a bandaid on the side of the road, and a pat on the back, it meant the world to us. We also want to thank all of the people who donated to the scholarship. We can’t thank you enough. Your donations kept us focused and motivated throughout the trip. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Jason and Tommy"
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