Adrian Mart, 35, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 in the early hours at MercyOne Medical center, in Des Moines. He was -preceded in death by his Step-father, Tim, his paternal grandfather, Robert Mart and maternal grandparents, Jim and Barb Christensen. He is survived by his Father, Mike (RayAnn) Mart, His Mother, Rebecca Collins, his brother Jason (Amanda) Mart, paternal grandmother, Janice Mart, aunts, uncles, and many friends.
Adrian was born January 27, 1985. He graduated from Southeast Polk High School in 2003. After high school he worked a few different jobs including pouring concrete for several buildings in Des Moines. In 2012 Adrian was in a severe accident that caused a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The injury impaired Adrian’s speech, motor movement, and caused severe mood swings, but it didn’t dull his intelligence or harden his heart.
Adrian has spent his days since that accident making friends from all walks of life. He would literally give anyone the shirt off his back if they needed it, and even did a few times. He loved talking to anyone that would have him, shouting hello to people on the street, and asking friends to pull over so he could talk to someone that was walking. He was on a first name basis with every business owner, or employee that he came into contact with and even made friends with a few of the Des Moines police force.
Adrian was smart with a great sense of humor. His speech and movement sometimes led people to believe that he didn’t understand things. This never offended Adrian. He’d just play along to see what he could get others to do for him. He wasn’t above being served on a platter if that’s what they wanted to do. He’d just sit back and let them create their own story!
The TBI caused a great deal of pain for Adrian, and he lived with that every single day. Adrian passed while on comfort medication, without pain. He’s gone on to heaven to be with his loved ones, whole and pain free.
A Gofundme account has been set up on Adrian’s behalf to raise money to memorialize his life. https://gf.me/u/y2bsq4
There will a be a celebration of life Saturday, October 10th, from 3-7 pm at Fort Des Moines, Shelter #2. There will be sandwiches and pop available or byob.