Remembering Mason

Harris is on the left. He shaved his head to show Mason his love and support.
Mason is the boy wearing the red and white t-shirt.

My sons best friend past away last night. He had cancer. A type called called Burkett's. He was diagnosed when he was 8 1/2 years old in the middle of third grade. Him and my son did everything together. They loved to ride roller coaster at six flags, talk about and play video games, have eating contest at lunch to see who could drink their milk the fastest, and do all the things that boys do at that age. They were so excited because they knew that they would go to the same middle school and the same high school. Mason was a sweet boy who loved sports and had a very funny sense of humor. My heart aches for his family tonight they have returned home from the hospital without their son. He fought a brave battle. He was in remission three months after being diagnosed only to have the cancer return in his central nervous system. He lived through a week coma and even had a bone marrow transplant only to see the fierce cancer ravage his body. Mason we will never forget you. We love you!

Comments

isabelle said…
so sad ... it makes us realize how lucky we are to have kids in good health
Kim N said…
I am so sorry. It is so hard to hear stories of children suffering and of the loss their family and friends suffer.
trinsch said…
i am so so sorry. for his family, for your family, his friends and your son who lost his best friend.
Jenna said…
I am so sorry! Cancer SUCKS!

Prayers, Hugs and Love coming your way!
Ritva said…
i´m so, so sorry.

love and words of consolation to all of you, especially to your son.
Joyce said…
My dear friend, my heart aches for everyone who had the honor of knowing Mason and the hearts that he has touched. This is a very difficult time for his parents, family, friends, and best buddy, Harris...

You are raising a wonderful, loving, compassionate son. The photo of both boys with thier heads shaved and the smiles on their faces says it all.

Sending warm hugs and prayers. xoxo
sweetpea said…
I am so, so sorry. How is Harris holding up?
Ohhhhh, my deepest sympathies to Mason's family and to Harris. This was a very sweet and tender tribute to Mason. I pray that his family (and Harris) will have the strength to get through this difficult time.

[[HUGS]]
Elizabeth said…
I am so sorry about this. Sorry for the beautiful boy's family, for your son and for your heartache. Blessings to all of you -- and strength and sustenance.
Grey Lemon said…
I am so sorry, this is really hard... Sending very warm thoughts to the family, your son & you.
Ida Nielsen said…
How awful! I'm so sorry for your son and Mason's family and everybody else involved.
MODsquad said…
So heartbreaking. Please know we will lift up you, your son and Mason's family in our prayers. May God's peace comfort all of you.
Dana said…
So sorry to hear this.
Teachinfourth said…
I came here via the Tuesdays Around the World and saw this link on the bottom of the current post.

Ugh, cancer. I hate the blasted thing. It's hard when somebody we love gets this and there's nothing we can do but sit back and watch. As I told my dad, doing is easy, but being is hard.

I hope your family (especially your son) feels better about this after 3 years. For me, it was July 8 - exactly three years ago, too.

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