thank you so much for sharing your son, your heart, and your story here. I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. I too lost a child, my 22 year old daughter Elizabeth. It's been almost 4 years now, and some days the grief is deep and feels bottomless, and most days I am infinitely grateful for the 22 years we had, and the relationship I have with her in spirit. (I write about her here: > https://luminousblue5.com)
Though it doesn't directly have to do with my having had T1 diabetes from age 12, I am aware of the irony of how hard I worked to have a healthy baby (and had two healthy daughters born!), and then to have her die from cancer at age 22...
Sending much love to you, and gratitude to find another common thread in this community. Oh, and thank you for the story about the chimps - wonderful!