Honored Kid

Tommy Gosser

Tommy Gosser Kid Photo

Location

Newport News, VA, US

Diagnosis

Ewing sarcoma

Date of Diagnosis

October 2005

Status

Angel

Treated At

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

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My Story

Tommy is the Octopus on the Team, emblematic of his most beloved creature. Tommy was a curious, creative, and caring person, with a wise, old soul. He endured a most rigorous battle with grace, dignity and courage, all the while maintaining a child's innocence, a concern for others, and a passionate spirit. Though far too brief, his was a life well lived. Tommy was a beautiful baby, a wonderful brother, and a fine young boy. Our pride in our son is exceeded only by our grief as we mourn his death. Here he is, in his own words: I AM 2 by Thomas Alan Gosser I am fun & funny. I wonder what heaven is like. I hear angels singing. I see the heart of saints. I want world peace. I pretend my pillows & my blanky & my squishy can talk. I feel loving. I touch the clouds in the sky. I worry about my cancer. I cry when I have nightmares. I am fun & funny. I understand how fish breathe. I say the Lord. I dream to become an underwater biologist. I try to do my best. I hope I will live long. I am fun & funny. * * * He should have lived long. Our hearts are broken. Please read Tommy's story at www.caringbridge.org/visit/tommygosser

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