We met Caemon once when his Momma, Jodi, let us peek in at him one day when Talli was still doing a treatment at UCSF. He melted my heart instantly, reminded me of a boy version of Talli. I remember Jodi always running around the hospital trying to find fun things for her precious boy and keep him busy because he was restricted to his room most the time from either being neutropenic or just not feeling well. I know him and Talli would have been great buddies. I had originally written this post when he was recovering from a bone marrow transplant and I am so sadden to report that sweet lil Caemon has recently passed away on February 5, 2013. Just heartbreaking! His family could definitely use some prayers and support. Here is a link to this family’s website to learn more.
We never got the chance to meet lil miss Kaylynn but her mother and I kept in contact and I have a special love for this family. I am so sad that she is not with us anymore but I know that this family needs the love, prayers and support. Her mother, Cheryl, has 17 year old Jonny and 2 year old Olivia to take care of. Kaylynn was five years old and was a beautiful, fun, loving girl. She lost her father 2 years ago 2 weeks after her little sister was born. Back in May of last year she was diagnosed with DIPG (Defused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) brain stem cancer. The doctors gave her 9 to 12 months with a 3% chance of a year or more to live. Kaylynn passed away on December 2nd 2012. For anyone who is able to help this family financially, contributions can be made to Tri Counties Bank under Cheryl Alexander fund raising account.