Wiley is dead."
They were the three words that sent J.R Storments world crashing down they came over the phone as he stood in a conference room with a dozen other people.
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In an excruciating open letter titled 'It's later than you think', the tech executive from Portland revealed the moment he found out his bright and talented young son, a twin, had been found dead in his room.
The night before he was discovered, the eight-year-old had complained that he couldn't sleep.
Storment tucked him in - oblivious that it would be the last moment the pair would spend together.
He was at work the following morning, walking into a conference room when he received the call from Jess.
"I was still walking through the door when I answered with 'Hey, whats up?'," he recalled.
'J.R., Wiley is dead.'
"Her reply was icy and immediate: 'J.R., Wiley is dead.'
'What?! No. I yelled out, No!
'Im so sorry, I have to call 911.'"
"That was the entire conversation. The next thing I know Im sprinting out the front door of the office with my car keys in hand, running ferociously across the street and muttering oh Fuck. oh Fuck. oh Fuck..
"Half way down the block I realise I dont have the opener to my parking garage. Running back into the lobby, I all but shout Someone drive me! Somebody drive me! Thankfully, a helpful colleague did."
He rushed home but a growing crime scene dominating his home meant he was forced to wait a 'painful' 2.5 hours before he could see his son.
Eventually, Storment had waited long enough and went in.
"What happened, buddy?"
"An eerie calm came over me. I laid down next to him in the bed that he loved, held his hand and kept repeating, 'What happened, buddy? What happened?'
"We stayed next to him for maybe 30 minutes and stroked his hair before they returned with a gurney to take him away. I walked him out, holding his hand and his forehead through the body bag as he was wheeled down our driveway.
"The Medical Examiner later estimated he had been dead for at least 8-10 hours by the time she found him, indicating he passed early in the night."
Storment explains Wiley had been diagnosed with Benign Rolandic Epilepsy - a mild form of epilepsy common in boys between 8-13.
He had only experienced a single seizure, more than nine months before his death.
The family had been told he had the "best" type of epilepsy.
"Sometimes you end up the statistic"
"All of the multiple pediatricians and neurologists with whom we discussed his condition said there was little to be concerned about.
"None mentioned what ultimately killed him."
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SUDEP, or Sudden Unexplained Death of Epilepsy, had killed his son.
The "unpredictable, unpreventable, and irreversible" shuts down the brain.
"Statistically, it was highly unlikely to hit our son: 1 out of 4,500 children with epilepsy are affected.
"Sometimes you end up the statistic"
The twins had been born the same month Storment had co-founded Cloudability.
He now realises he hadn't taken more than a contiguous week off in more than eight years - a fact he did not shy away from.
"Over the last three weeks I have come up with an endless stream of things I regret. They tend to fall into two categories: things I wish I had done differently and things Im sad not to see him do," he wrote.
'Ive learned to stop waiting to do the things the kids ask for.'
"I hope from this tragedy you consider how you prioritise your own time."
He ends the letter: "Ive learned to stop waiting to do the things the kids ask for."
"While I sat writing this post, my living son, Oliver, came in to ask for screen time.
"Instead of saying the usual no, I stopped writing and asked if I could play with him. He was happily surprised by my answer and we connected in a way I would have formerly missed out on.
"Small things matter. One silver lining from this tragedy is the improving relationship I have with him."
He says one of the most difficult moments was signing Wiley's death certificate.
"Occupation: Never worked and the next: Marital Status: Never married. He wanted so badly to do both of those things. I feel both fortunate and guilty to have had success in each.
The morning of Wiley's death, Storment had a series of back to back meetings and had left the house without saying goodbye.
He says all of the meetings that morning don't "seem that important now".
"Hug your kids. Dont work too late.
A lot of the things you are likely spending your time on youll regret once you no longer have the time. Im guessing you have 1:1 meetings on the books with a lot of people you work with.
"Do you have them regularly scheduled with your kids? If theres any lesson to take away from this, its to remind others (and myself) not to miss out on the things that matter."