Later I learned his name was Eric Niemeyer. I learned more about his son Max, who passed away after several years of treatments at Children's Hospital. I still run into him in various places, and am always impressed with what he is doing. He is one the few people I've meet that maintains a confidence that God is in control, while still understanding the need to work aggressively to help save the lives of children.
Eric and his wife Stephanie started MadMax Farms, named after Max and their daughter Maxine. The farm is completely run with their personal funds, and all proceeds go to Children's Hospital. Right now it is a great place to get pumpkins. Everything they have is free to everyone. Any donations go directly to Children's Hospital.
They are up in Powell. You can get directions, and more information about them at madmaxfarms.com
It's worth checking out. And if you ever need someone to pray for you, give Eric a call. It's worth the effort.