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

    3008 days ago
    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.

    3013 days ago
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and his family.
    3014 days ago
    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
    3014 days ago
    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.
    3014 days ago
    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.
    3014 days ago

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

    3014 days ago
    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
    3014 days ago
  • MOCNVW23
    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.

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    3014 days ago
    I'm glad he was able to receive some enjoyment out of the gift made with love.
    3014 days ago
    I am very sorry for your loss
    3014 days ago
  • ANDREA0301
    Heavy hearts for sure. Thank you for all you continue to do for the "least of these".
    3014 days ago
    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.
    3014 days ago
    I am so sorry - kudos to you and others that are there to make the final days of these kids as bearable as possible.
    3014 days ago
    Aw, this is so sad. :( Good thing there are people like you out there who are so pro-active.
    3014 days ago
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