James Matthew Wier was born prematurely on August 6th, 1973. He was a loving, caring, helpful and musically gifted person . He survived so many close calls with death during his life that I started to take for granted that James could go through anything and end up all right. It seemed destiny was to prove me wrong. On the ninth of July in 1998, having been declared brain dead, James died prematurely at 24 years of age .