About Eric Ayala
The Eric Ayala Memorial Foundation was started to honor the spirit and memory of our dear friend Eric. Eric was a graduate of Emerson High School Class of 1994. He was a three-sport athlete who was well respected by his peers and teachers alike.
In January of 2000, Eric was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia. His spirit and attitude was amazing throughout his time with leukemia, and he truly taught those around him to appreciate all aspects of our lives, no matter what we may be dealing with. Eric was a true champion of life!
Eric succumbed to leukemia on May 8, 2000. To honor Eric, we chose to start this foundation and help people in need. We want to convey Eric’s message of making the most of every day and always look to help others.