Mike,Shannon, Maxx %26 Keeghan Our hearts,thoughts and prayers go out to one of the most amazing families we have ever met. Our conversations over the fire pit in Monterey will stick with us for the rest of our lives. I personally have never been so touched by a family! Maxx gave me a cellbycell braclet and I made a promise to keep it on forever (I sure hope Keegahn enjoyed sports because he's going to be playing a lot of softball). Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Keegahn, I know from conversation he was a great kid! And Maxx oh Maxx Fallon continues to ask where her friend is. I hope the rest of your trip went great and I can't wait to see the new hair-do!
Can't wait for our next conversation!
With much Love, Chris, Kelli,Bradley,Fallon and Rivers.
I cant imagine that at this point that hearing the words "I am sorry for your loss" make it any easier but I am truly sorry to hear about your son. I dont know if you remember us or not but I am Makenzie's father, at the time she was the 4yr old with Ewings Sarcoma. I believe you were one of the first people that we met at Walter Reed. I never got a chance to thank you for helping us when we first arrived. Your calmness and optimism meant a great deal. I know Makenzie and Keeghan got along well. Please feel free to email me back if you choose. My best to you and your family.
I have a theory...hospitals suck but if your going to be in one you have to be in the cancer ward. They are the calm in the center of the hospital storm. USCF would stick us on 6 Long if they had no space on 7 Long(children's cancer floor). It SUCKED!!!! Screaming kids and parents, 3 beds to a room, weird habits of people in bed next to you. Then Natalia would scream that they all made her head hurt worse. Thank God that part of the nightmare would only last for a night...usually just a few hours. 7 Long was filled with seasoned veterns of the cancer battle as well as people too shellshocked from the clusterf*** that just went off in their lives. The kids might yell occasionally but most are too busy living life to the fullest extent they can to bother with whining continously. They can puke up their guts and then continue on with the do or die Monoploy game.
I have not forgotten about St Baldricks, but I have been out of work with a new house payment. That all ends Monday when I start my new job so my donation will be coming your way. I also know another mom on the team, Karen Hatfield. I got to know her family through MAW.
Hi Shannon- When Darla friended me and mentioned she knew someone from Tracy CA I could not believe it. When she mentioned your name and I knew who you were, albeit even though you are class of '84 I was excited. I was so sorry to hear about Keeghan, but after reading your blogs so happy to hear of the time you and your family had with him. He sounds like he was a GREAT KID. I hope that you can continue to celebrate his life and continue to support others going through what all of you did, hopefully with more positive outcomes.
I will continue to watch your FB status and your postings. Take care and keep up the good thoughts. You are an amazing person!
Shannon, I just received the treasures you sent. They are beautiful. I love the glass tiles. Keep up the good work, and people keep buying (Shannon doesn't really need to have all that jewelry just sitting around). ;) This is the easiest way to support an awesome cause!