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Our Kyle

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Merrill, WI, US


Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Date of Diagnosis

June 1992



Treated At

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

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My Story

Our Kyle (2/10/88 to 12/7/92) www.rememberingkyle.memory-of.com Kyle showed us incredible strength and courage. No matter what he endured...he never gave up. No matter what was cancer did to him, he wouldn't let go. Until the end, when Heaven took hold of his little hands and took all his pain away. But, even though he left us in body, his heart beats in all of us who love him, and will never, ever forget him. He truly made sure of that! Kyle was just four years old when he died of Leukemia, because of complications from his bone marrow transplant. Even though he died, he died a hero in everyone's eyes, and especially in our family's eyes. Kyle was a funny, incredibly sweet, loving little boy who wanted nothing more than to watch a sunrise, every morning at 5:30 a.m., from our foyer balcony. Kyle was so amazed by the sunsets, too! He wanted them to happen over and over again. Kyle's favorites were Barney the Dinosaur, Elmo, Mr. Rogers, Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bears and the magnificent color purple! There was no other color, as far as he was concerned. He'd notice anyone wearing purple in a crowd, and would find purple in everything around us. But above all things, Kyle's favorite thing to do was cuddle. Cuddling with Mommy, and hugging and kissing his baby brother, Collin, was all he ever needed. And, he surely loved the rest of his family, too. He learned the value of family in only four short years on earth. Kyle's favorite fun things to do were blowing bubbles, feeding the ducks every Friday, taking a bus to the mall, riding his tricycle, swimming, making chocolate chip cookies...and of course, eating the batter, too! What did Kyle teach us in his four short years with us? He taught us everything simple, and basic in life... ...Love...and be loved. Laugh...and be funny! ...Kyle showed us that love, and life, is truly something that we cannot ever take for granted. ...Kyle has proven that his love, and our love for him, will never, ever die. ...He showed us just how precious life truly is. So, we treasure each and every moment with those we love, and with those who love us. ...He taught us that life can change in a minute...and it does. ...He showed us that despite what life hands us, he would always say "it's no big deal". And, he was right. Everything else, since he's gone, is a breeze...and "no big deal", in comparison to losing him.

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