Honored Kid

Carrick Wood

Carrick Wood Kid Photo

Location

Adams, MA, US

Diagnosis

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Date of Diagnosis

July 2014

Status

Passed away

Treated At

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston Children's Hospital

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My Story

Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? I see a brave boy smiling at me. Carrick Stafford Wood passed away peacefully June 5, 2017 at home in the arms of his devoted parents. He leaves a lasting impression on all who knew him or heard his story—Carrick's Journey brought the community together in miraculous ways, and he will always be an inspiration to his family and friends. Carrick was born at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center on July 4, 2014, to parents Patrick and Crista Wood. The family spent the first months of Carrick's life in Boston, where he made many friends and learned to love the Red Sox and Dunkin' Donuts. It didn't take long for Carrick to become completely attached to his big brother Connor, whom could always get a smile out of his baby bro. One of Carrick's favorite things was sitting and watching Bubble Guppies (on multiple screens, of course) with Connor, and later with baby brother Paxton, too. During his short life, Carrick explored all he could, and especially loved the fun trips he took with his parents to Disney World, Hampton Beach, and all over Berkshire County. He wanted to be outside whenever possible, whether in his swing, being pushed around the neighborhood in his stroller, or going for long car rides. Some of his favorite things were playing catch, blowing bubbles, his blocks, tires of all kinds, and snacking on eggs, feta, avocadoes, and olives. He was captivated by Eric Carle's Brown Bear books (of which he had multiple copies), Wheel of Fortune, and Law & Order (especially Lennie Briscoe). His love of Papa's big truck, emergency vehicle lights, bulldozers, and fast cars always guaranteed smiles.

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