Happy Birthday Kyle!!
Today our thoughts turn to Kyle more than normal because it is his birthday. He would be 9 years old. We all remember how he liked his birthday parties and we often think of all those who made his last party such a big blast for him. We know that he will be sharing this day with his Mom. Kyle, we wish you a very, very happy birthday and wish you were here with us to celebrate. We miss you and love you to the moon and back.
It is one year ago today that our little hero left us for better places. It seems like just yesterday. We miss him so much. His crooked little smile, his laugh, his hugs, kisses and the “wet-willies” he used to so freely give. He was so much fun always – even when he was sick. Wanted to laugh and tell jokes. We will always miss his knock-knocks and his unbelievably strong spirit. Kyle, we will miss you and love you forever. And a very sincere thank you to everybody for their continued support. Rick and Ryan are doing well. But they have their moments. And because of the understanding of everybody out there, they are making it. There aren’t any other words to say but thank you, thank you, thank you. P.S. The meals have been wonderful. And we want to thank all who participated. We should have put together a cookbook with all the great recipes that everybody brought. Ryan did turn his nose at a few things. He can’t believe that you can eat broccoli without cheese. Again thank you.
Happy Birthday Kyle. Today is Kyle’s 8th birthday. He so loved his this day. Actually he loved everybody’s birthday. So, Kyle, we all wish you a very happy birthday.
Because of a technical detail with the post office, many of the cards you have sent to The Tierney Fund have been returned to sender. If you want to resend them, the problem has been resolved.
Thank you all who have contributed to this fund. We are all very appreciative of the support that is being shown for Rick and the boys.
September 27, 2008 marks the 6 month anniversary of Kyle’s death. It seems like just yesterday. Even though Kyle’s presence will be with us always, we still miss him deeply. Kyle’s laugh and smile, like his Mom’s, are memories that we will have forever. We are glad that Kyle now has his Mom to help him with the job of looking out for all of us – especially his Dad, Ryan and Baby Luke. I think sometimes when Luke is smiling in his sleep that he is seeing Mom and Kyle.
The new Tierney baby arrived yesterday afternoon - earlier than expected. Kris developed eclampsia and started having seizures resulting in the baby's early delivery. Follow her progress on Caring Bridge www.caringbridge.org/visit/kristierney.
Thanks to all who came and had lemonade with us. It was greatly appreciated. It was a great sunshiny day with lots of people drinking lemonade at Gorman’s. It was rather bittersweet without our lead pourer but Ryan did a good job filling in helped by his friend Mikayla Gorman and cousin Tyler. As of the end of the day, Kyle’s Lemonade Stand made over $1,400. Kyle, we missed your sweet smile, your great laugh and the twinkle you always had in your eyes but nonetheless the day was a success. The kids in the oncology unit will continue to benefit from your ongoing desire to make their stays a little more cheerful. Thank you, Kyle we know you were there with us.
And again thanks to everyone who participated and a very big thanks to the Gorman’s. Without their continued support, this day would not have been possible. They have been soooo great!!!!!!!
Lemonade stand now a bittersweet fundraiserBy ANDREW WALLMEYER
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