Make a Gift in Memory of Eric Tolliver

Marci and Bill Ingram Adult Autism and Developmentally Disabled Patient Program Fund

Eric David Tolliver, of Gallipolis, OH, passed away peacefully at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) in Columbus, OH on May 1, 2023.

Diagnosed with autism and ADHD at a very early age, my brother, Eric, grew up mostly non-verbal and often had a hard time communicating. Early in our childhoods, we found it difficultIndividual dancing in the hospital with two other people to explain Eric's disabilities to others, as much was not known about the autism spectrum at that time.

Despite all the challenges presented to Eric, he was always a pure joy - known for bringing laughs and smiles to faces the moment he entered a room. Eric got the most out of the simple things in life. He loved doing anything he could to make those around him laugh using his ornery style of humor. He loved exploring outdoors, listening to classic rock, eating good meals, playing in the pool, visits with his family and daytime TV (Judge Judy, Coco Melon and Scooby Doo were his favorites).

In honor of Eric, we would like to support the continued advancement of autism research, support other adults with developmental disorders by providing more resources to the community and give back to the hospital that took amazing care of him during his last days. Through the Marci and Bill Ingram Adult Autism and Developmentally Disabled Patient Program Fund we believe we can do exactly that.

If you wish to join us in supporting this research, please click "Give Now" above or follow the instructions below if you'd like to give by check.

About the Marci and Bill Ingram Patient Program Fund:

Fund to be used by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) to advance clinical care, outreach programs, centralized services and community partnerships for adults or transitioning adolescents with autism spectrum disorder or developmental disabilities, and their families, through a patient-centered medical-home-model clinic. Funds shall develop and provide ongoing operational support for the clinic’s specialized services in medical, holistic health, social/psychological care and in navigation/transitioning assistance and community partnership.

Learn more about Funding the future of autism research.

All checks should be made payable to The Ohio State University and sent to the below address.

The Ohio State University Foundation PO Box 710811 Columbus, OH 43271-0811

Please put "Buckeye Funder in Memory of Eric Tolliver - Fund 314801" in the memo field.

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