18, 2002 - November 18, 2003
September 26, 2002 - January 19, 2007
was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a brain tumor, on her first
birthday, September 26, 2003. She endured 11 surgeries, 36 months
of chemotherapy, and 30 radiation treatments. Catie fought the good
fight but was lovingly welcomed into the arms of the Father on January
19, 2007. Catie brought a smile to the face of all who met her.
You should have seen the twinkle in her eye and the enormity of
her spirit. We know that she is free from all disease and pain as
she runs and jumps down the streets of Heaven with her golden curls
bouncing behind her. She will be always missed.
know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "Plans
to prosper and not to harm you, plans for a hope and a future."
October 28, 1995 - January 2, 2007
was a special little girl from the moment she was born. We
noticed her amazing smile after she was just a few weeks old.
She started talking very early and remained a little chatter box
until her last week of life. Katherine's favorite thing to
do was to play with her big brother. She would do anything
he wanted to do. One of my favorite memories is of Katherine
and Nathaniel having a light saber fight in our kitchen. Katherine
could not walk due to the tumor location. However, she scooted
around on her bottom trying to whack her brothers light saber.
She never let anything slow her down. She took whatever happened
in life and made the best of it. We could all learn a few
things about living from her example. Unfortunately, we found
out Katherine had a pontine glioma in July, 2003. Her Dad
and I took her to several hospitals and researched options.
However, after 3 months of chemotherapy and conformal radiation,
Katherine died on July 15, 2004. Our entire family misses
our "little bee". This is short for princess bee.
This named just seemed to fit her.
hero, God's little angel"
was diagnosed June 8, 2002 in Lubbock, TX with a Pontine Glioma.
He was only 8 years old at the time. We were then sent to Texas
Children's Hospital for further treatment with Dr. Susan Blaney.
Zachary underwent 6 weeks of radiation along with an experimental
drug called Iressa. This was taken orally. The radiation shrunk
Zach's tumor 34% and he stayed stable for several months during
which time he had to be taken off of the drug due to blood work.
In April of 2003 Zach started having symptoms again and we were
sent back to Houston for an MRI. The MRI indicated rapid tumor growth.
Zach was then put on another experimental treatment plan using Irinotecan.
He already had as much radiation as he could have so he was only
able to take the medication thru an IV. They inserted a port to
make drawing blood and giving him the chemo a whole lot easier.
With this drug, Zach started having problems with diarrhea and was
hospitalized for dehydration and infection. After 4 weeks it was
time to do another MRI and this time it showed more tumor growth
and therefore the experimental chemo was stopped. We were sent home
on August 4, 2003, told there was nothing left to do. How could
this be? We can't lose our baby boy! We went home and around the
middle of August we had to call in Hospice. Zach's symptoms worsened daily.
Then on September 14, 2003 our little Zach passed away in my arms
surrounded by his loving family. We all miss our sweet Angel but
what keeps us going from day to day is the promise of being reunited
with him in Heaven for eternity. Zachary was such a brave little
boy never complaining about anything not even the pain he had to
endure for 15 months. Zachary was and still is a hero to all who
knew him and such an inspiration to us all.
16, 1994 - October 15, 2004
A Warrior, A Friend, A Brother, A Son, OUR Hero
the moment Kennedy was born, he changed my life. With his smile,
his heart, and his love for God. Just at the tender age of 9 he
changed more people, and hearts than some do their entire adult
lives. We don't refer to Kennedy as gone, or lost, cause we know
where he is today. He is with Jesus in Heaven and he awaits as we
do the day that we are all reunited. God Bless you son, yes, you
are missed and certainly loved, but someday we will see you again.
Praise The Lord!!!!!
of Kennedy age 9, also Acy(14),
Alexis(11), and Claire(2)
Diagonosed with GBM in March 2002, went to be with his Lord 10/15/04,
one day before his 10th birthday
"they shall mount up with wings as eagles" Isaiah 40:31
died on Easter Sunday of a hemorrhagic stroke. She was surrounded
by her family and died peacefully in her daddy's arms.
became an angel on September 12th, 2006.