Honored Kid

Erica B.

Erica B. Kid Photo


Butler, PA, US


pontine glioma

Date of Diagnosis

February 2008



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My Story

Erica was a wonderful girl, she could light up your world whenever you were with her. Like a rainbow, Erica was so colorful. There were so many parts to her. It was so easy to fall in love with Erica. She loved to make people laugh. We kept her supplied with plenty of gag equipment such as a whoopee cushion or a can of peanuts that jumped out when you opened them. Few people could top her imitation of the Wicked Witch of the West, and she was fast with a clever one-liner. Erica loved all kinds of animals, especially her dog Dixie and her cat Louie. She loved board games, cards, arts and crafts. She especially loved fishing with her dad; she would always catch more fish than he did and the biggest one too! Erica loved school. She was a second grade student at South Butler (PA) Primary School where she was a faithful friend with her fellow students and teachers. Erica loved evening prayers. With Mom and Dad, and anyone who happened to be there in the evening, together we would join our voices lifting prayers to Our Lord Jesus Christ Son of the living God. It sounded so beautiful, it felt like the angels themselves were joining in too. At the end of our prayers she would always say, "Jesus, I love you." Erica was surrounded by love. She was blessed with bountiful family and friends. Though her years were too few, she touched so many people and enriched so many lives. Erica loved going to church, singing and learning about God. She was a member of Holy Sepulcher Roman Catholic Church, was baptised and eagerly received Holy Communion. Erica died May 8, 2009, at home surrounded by her family and some friends. We miss her very much. God bless Erica. GOD'S GARDEN MUST BE BEAUTIFUL by Deborah Busin God looked around his garden And found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He knew that you were suffering, A cure was not to be. He saw the road was getting rough, And the hill was hard for thee. So He wrapped His arms around you And softly whispered "I love thee. I have a home for you anew, I made with love for thee." It broke our hearts to lose you. But know, alone you did not go. For part of us went with you The day God called you home. God's Garden must be beautiful. Love, Mom and Dad

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