A Tribute to Children in Heaven

Remember Justin

Justin Miller

Remember Justin Allen Miller. Lori Ahern and Jeff Miller welcomed their son into the world on April 28, 2003. He has two sisters, Kayla and Kelly, who he adores. He had many friends who he loved to spend time with, whether it was playing video games or playing sports. A rare child who liked school, Justin enjoyed the time spent learning and seeing his friends. He had a passion for building with legos, and thought he was a ninja. He was a very caring and insightful boy who never took things for granted and lived life to the fullest. Justin was initially diagnosed with neuroblastoma on September 19, 2006, the beginning of a very long battle, fought hard and well. He was NED (no evidence of disease) for fifteen months before relapsing for the first time. He relapsed a total of six times, the last time in August of 2013. The thing he longed for most during his life was nothing more than to be a normal, cancer-free kid. He achieved this wish on January 21, 2014, at 12:51 in the afternoon, when he broke free of human limitations and went to play with his angel friends. Justin will continue to soar high above, watching over his family and friends until the day they are reunited once more.

Visit his Caring Bridge to show support to his family and to let them know that Justin is not forgotten.

Remember Kortney

Kortney Rose

Remember Kortney Rose. She was born on November 27, 1996, to parents Rich and Kristen. As she grew, so did her love of animals, both live and stuffed, as did her relationship with her sister, Kasey. She had little fear, and loved amusement parks, especially water slides. She was diagnosed with Brain Stem Glioma on December 13, 2005, and her fight against a serious, inoperable brain tumor began. Kortney fearlessly faced treatment, saying “I’m not afraid of bright lights!” She was referred to CHOP, where she would receive her radiation therapy in the morning and arrive at school in time for lunch and recess. On April 27, 2006, at 9:10 PM, Kortney spread her angel wings and flew away with her parents  beside her. Although she may be physically gone, her legacy will last forever.

Visit her foundation website at http://www.thekortneyrosefoundation.org/

Sawyer’s Yahrzeit (Yiddish for anniversary [of death]) is today. Please keep his mother, Lanie, his father, Evan, and his brother and sister, Fletcher and Alyssa, in your thoughts and prayers today.

His mom’s blog can be found at http://amourningmom.com/

I know it’s a little late, but Merry Christmas. I hope you had the best Christmas that you possibly could. Sorry I’ve not been posting a lot, but know that I have been asking people for information. They just haven’t been getting back to me. I don’t know if they don’t check their Facebook page’s messages or what, but I definitely have been trying.

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a great day yesterday. I also hope you could find something to be thankful for, because although sometimes it may seem like nothing is going right, there are still things to be thankful for. This isn’t something I can really give examples for as it’s different for everyone. Also, on a different note, yesterday was the first day of Hanukkah. The reason I remembered this is because I like to know interesting stuff, and this Thanksgiving-Hanukkah alignment only happens every 78,000 years or so. Have a great day! 🙂

This is the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade dreidel float/balloon.

So, I’m looking for a new laptop, and also want a better sleeve than my old one. I came across this site where you can make your own sleeve, and this is what I want mine to look like.

FRONT:

BACK:

I made the SAM one using paint and just copied, pasted, and resized pictures. I made the CURE CHILDHOOD CANCER one myself using paint, and copied, pasted, and resized the pictures, and added the writing and ribbons myself!. The kids are all remembered on this blog. They are (from upper left): Liam Witt, Juliana Pena, Devin Laubi, Ronan Thompson, Ty Campbell, and Christopher Court. Isn’t that awesome?!

Remember Taylor Joseph Brann. He was born on April 4, 2008, to parents AJ and Jessica, their first child. He soon became a big brother to Sebastian, Edison, and Baxter. Though he never got to meet Baxter, he still loved him. His brothers were his best friends, and they always played cars, wrestle, look at books, and watch movies, and although they fought, like all siblings do, they were almost inseparable. Taylor’s life begin to change in January of 2013, when he became sick, and was later said to have FSGS, or Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, which was the underlying disease causing the previously diagnosed Nephortic syndrome. By the beginning of March, he was in kidney failure, and started hemodialysis 3 days a week. By April, he was stable enough to go home, while his parents looked for a transplant match. They found a match in Taylor’s uncle Keith, but on May 27, 2013, at 12:40 am, God decided that he needed Taylor with Him before the transplant was completed. Despite his unexpected and devastating death, Taylor will always be loved and cherished, and never forgotten.

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