Over the years we have received kind messages from all over the world. From Korea, to the Netherlands, to Puerto Rico, Gerry’s story has touched millions across the globe.
Please leave a message using the form below to tell us how Gerry’s Story or how the Gerry Bertier #42 Foundation has impacted your life. Thank you for taking the time to share your story with us.
|(104) Destiny Ruples
April 11, 2013
|(103) Peter, Denmark
March 31, 2013
|(102) Philip Caramadre
February 19, 2013
When he played in his senior year I was I 7th grade me playing football for the very fist
time playing all throught high school ball it was a great time.
Watching the movie Remember the titans really brought back thos
School days of playing I felt good about it but I really wish I could have
Met Garry you see I also played middle linebacker also.
|(101) John L. Risoldi Sr.
August 7, 2012
This is a great organization to help people with these types of injuries and how fitting that Gerry’s name would the driving force to help these people and with his legacy. I think of him often with that big smile and his positive attitude.He made the world a better place in the short time he was on the earth.Thanks for the memories. John Risoldi Sr.
|(100) Michelle Jones
July 17, 2012
I am so impressed by the work of this foundation and by what they have already achieved since being founded in 2005. I wish them well as they continue to inspire the community with their mission.
I am looking forward to meeting many more friends of the Bertier Foundation at the tournament this year!
July 8, 2012
|(98) Macon Sizemore
July 6, 2012
|(97) Earl Coffey
July 3, 2012
The new site looks awesome. Great job guys!
|(96) Grant Linter
April 11, 2012
I’m incredibly sorry this happened to such a talented individual. But he’ll still be helping others in Heaven. God Bless.
|(95) Miss W. Smith
March 15, 2012
I first watched remember the titans several years ago. I am grateful to watch it on DVD as much as I want. Gerry had a heart of gold and he was willinging to connect with his brothers from another race. I am sure he is in heaven yet continuing to open his heart to the courageous brothers of other races that shall come. Thank you for sharing him with all of us and showing us that all black & white people must remember the titans.
|(94) David Hunter
February 22, 2012
This foundation is a wonderful tribute to someone who was my friend from grade school right up through high school and his terrible accident. Gerry had an indomitable spirit who achieved some remarkable landmarks in a life cut short with tragedy. It must be gratifying to his family and friends to celebrate his life, my gratitude to the organizers of this foundation. Gerry you are missed by so many.
February 8, 2012
I have watched Remember The Titans at least a dozen times. The movie is so inspirational! Gerry’s will to overcome a terrible tragedy should be an inspiration to all. What a terrible loss, my thoughts and prayers are and always will be with him, his family and friends. God Bless.
|(92) Debbie Bilbro
December 28, 2011
Gerry Bertier was a great guy and a good friend. He had a strong spirit and a love of life. His spirit lives on as we come to the year 2012. I hope to get involved with the foundation this coming year, and encourage everyone to give.
|(91) Morgan Jordan
December 2, 2011
Heard about this inspirational man through the movie ‘remember the titans’ and this has given me a motivation to succeed and do well in life to grab life full on and not let anything stop you. Gerry Bertier I salute your braveness and determination its just sad you were taken down in your prime.
|(90) Nanci Weeks
November 22, 2011
“Remember The Titians” and Gerry Bertier are two names that will go down in history. I show the movie “Remember the Titians” to my English class each term. I use the movie to motivate my students to let them know they can achieve their dreams and write their own success story. I hate that Mr. Bertier’s life was cut short but he left an amazing story for generations to come to be inspired by.
|(89) Louis Ramos
October 28, 2011
Gerry was my best friend, and is my Angel…I can tell you… Knowing him from 1975, and having met his dear Mom, he was indeed a blessing! I love Gerry Bertier!
|(88) Gary Frazier
May 26, 2011
Until recently, I resided in the city of Milledgeville, GA, where Coach Yoast attended GMC (that is where I met Coach, after having corresponded with him for several months, about six years ago). Having been deafened, by Meningitis, when I was ten and having experienced mobility issues for the past 15 years, I understand the frustrations that Gerry must have endured because, although I don’t have a lot of problems, communicating, with people, other Deaf citizens do. And, although I can still walk, using Canadian Canes, I cannot walk far and must utilize a skooter because I don’t posses the shoulder strength needed to push a wheelchair. As I’ve told Yoast, I wish I’d had a teacher, like him, while I was the only Deaf kid in a class, filled with students, who could hear. I think anybody, with a disability, who has been pushed into a circumstance, where everybody else is “normal,” would feel that way. It is encouraging that some of us have succeeded in ways that nobody would expect though….I’m happy to know that Gerry was one of those.
|(87) Erika Bar-David
April 27, 2011
Over the course of the last week I realized how important once again that Gerry’s foundation is. I am attending Temple University in the fall bringing a whole new set of opportunity in 2011. I thought over it and I contacted many of the new students I have met to find out how many fans we have of Remember the Titans, and received instant responses from many saying they LOVE it.
I told them I wanted to come up with an idea of some way that we could help Gerry’s foundation. We started thinking of ideas and I receive ideas from a variety of students. Temple permits us to create our own club or organization as long as we have ten people to start it.
I wanted to create an organization in Gerry’s name as well, and connect it back to the foundation. We could raise money from doing benefit concerts being musicians. Someone even suggested maybe funding to do a scholarship in Gerry’s name and get the football team involved. I have contacted the foundation hoping we could help do a variety of events, and I want Gerry’s family and friends and the coaches of course to see that there are people out of state that still have respect
|(86) Michelle Ponce
March 26, 2011
|(85) Rodney Redmon
September 18, 2010