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A very sad, sad day today.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Today is a very sad, sad day for me.

Nick is on the right. Gone, but never forgotten!

It is with great sadness that I write this. Nickolas died today, Tuesday, November 17, 2009 around 10:00 a.m. at Texas Childrens Hosptial at age 16. His family and grandparents were with him when he died. Nick fought the most courageous battle any of us could imagine and his spirit will live in all of us.

Thank all of you who have prayed. Nick knew his quilt had arrived, and stated many times he could feel the love and hugs it contained.

Nick requested to be buried with his quilt.

Please do not let this discourage you from making quilts for kids who are fighting cancer. Yes, we do lose some of them, but there are also many who recover.

When your heart gets heavy, remember Ally. She has now begun her third year of remission!

Yesterday another quilt went out to NY.

With love and appreciation for all you do,
Krackers and Ally

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BACONLADY 11/24/2009 8:56AM

    Ooh, so sorry to hear about Nick.
What a beautiful quilt to be buried with...

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BEVPRESLEY 11/18/2009 9:31PM

    I am so very sad for your family, but thankful he had your love and is now at peace and pain free. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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ANUT4DISNEY 11/18/2009 11:39AM

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and his family.

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KAROUSELL46 11/17/2009 9:33PM

    I feel so sad. I pray that God wraps his loving arms around Nick's family and comfort them. It so hard to when you lose a child. I'm so glad he got his blanket and it will be with him forever. God bless you. emoticon Karen

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MYMEGGIE1 11/17/2009 9:19PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have had students who have had cancer and so far, they are all still with us. Thoughts anr prayers go to you.

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    My prayers go out to you and Nick's family, what a wonderful gift the quilt was and what a gift from Nick that he loved his quilt and wanted it to be with him thru eternity.

Comment edited on: 11/17/2009 8:30:27 PM

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LOULOUBELLE2 11/17/2009 7:35PM

    A hard blog to read.....My prayers are with Nicholas and his family.... You can be assured that you brought him much comfort with the love you sent in that quilt...
Thank You for showing so much love to these kids that need all the love and support they can get.

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MNLEONA 11/17/2009 7:33PM

    So sad to hear of your loss. I understand the loss as we have a grandaughter born with cancer and we still worry for her. She is now 14 years old and we still have her. Our neighbor in Texas lost their son years ago of cancer and the hurt is deep. God has another angel. Prayers to all. emoticon

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MOCNVW23 11/17/2009 5:26PM

    Sorry to hear about your loss. My love to you and your family.I am glad that Nick recieved the quilt, and that there are people out there like you to be with and support all the others, to let them know that they are loved and cared for.

Missy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GCHUNG 11/17/2009 4:30PM

    I'm glad he was able to receive some enjoyment out of the gift made with love.

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HINOTO 11/17/2009 4:09PM

    I am very sorry for your loss

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ANDREA0301 11/17/2009 3:48PM

    Heavy hearts for sure. Thank you for all you continue to do for the "least of these".

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LOPEYP 11/17/2009 3:41PM

    Sorry to hear. I'm sure the love of friends and family and those that cared enough to make/send the quilt carried him safely to the other side.

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EVVYSBABY 11/17/2009 3:35PM

    I am so sorry - kudos to you and others that are there to make the final days of these kids as bearable as possible.

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EJORDANE 11/17/2009 3:34PM

    Aw, this is so sad. :( Good thing there are people like you out there who are so pro-active.

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