Geoffrey Warren Keller, a malignant hyperthermia (MH) susceptible, passed away on September 9, 2012. Geoff, age 26, will be remembered as a loving husband, son, brother, and friend. His family and friends have come together to memorialize Geoff, raise awareness about MH, and fundraise to benefit the MHAUS mission to promote the optimum care and scientific understanding of MH and related disorders.
Geoffrey was born in Moline, Illinois on June 25, 1986 to Curt and Kathleen Keller, the youngest of 2 children. Growing up he thrived in school while also enjoying competing in gymnastics and playing guitar. He eventually began his diving career, which later earned him a scholarship to the University of Evansville in southern Indiana. It was there that Geoff met his future wife, Ashli, a fellow member of the swim and dive team. They moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2009 with their golden retriever, Fender, and later they married in 2011 on the beach in Destin, Florida surrounded by family and friends. Geoff continued his work as a software consultant, a job he entered into shortly after graduation from college. All the while he continued working on his true passion, his music, releasing numerous albums on iTunes under the alias deepC. Geoff will always be remembered as a creative, loving, loyal and funny individual who always had a smile on his face. His love of life was contagious to those who knew him. Geoff was a truly remarkable individual who will never be forgotten.
As Geoff was susceptible to MH , it is very important to his family and friends that we continue to raise awareness about Malignant Hyperthermia. Too often people are not aware of the life threatening complications that can arise from having MH until it is too late. Geoff has already made a lasting impact on those who knew and loved him, teaching us to live each day to the very fullest. We, as his family and friends, intend to keep his memory alive by spreading that message as well as an awareness and knowledge of this too often forgotten condition through our continued work with MHAUS.