Birthday to my cousin Carly Bodensteiner. She is 18 today. I hope she has a happy birthday.
is my final entry (although my Mommy may continue her journal for a while). After 10 weeks in the hospital and 9 1/2
weeks at the top of the list, the doctors came to Mommy and Daddy yesterday and told them that my little body just wasn't
serving me anymore. I was trying to tell everyone that I was ready to be an angel in heaven and see my Grandpa Joe.
11:24pm last night I flew to heaven. I was sleeping in my Daddy's arms surrounded by Mommy, Aunt Lisa, Ben and Sarah.
Grandma Joan and Mary Cate came up earlier to say goodbye to me too. I know this will be hard on Mommy and Daddy and
everyone else but I am much happier today than I was yesterday. My little body was just too tired to continue.
and Daddy offered my heart for donation as it was the strongest part of me. Because of the medication I'd been on and
the length of my hospitalization, it was determined that my little heart wouldn't be the best for another little fighter.
met so many wonderful medical professionals during my short life. I want to thank everyone who helped me at Valley
Hospital, Drs. Kntusen, Gervasio, Perlin & Kapler, Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Dr. Kim LaMotte & everyone
at Desert Valley Pediatrics, Dr. Howard Baron & everyone at Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Assoc., Dr. Nick
Fiore & everyone at Center for Children's Surgery and all of the rest of my Las Vegas medical team. Finally,
a big thank you to everyone at UCLA, Dr. Doug Farmer, Dr. Sue McDiarmid and all of the many doctors, nurses, technicians and
staff who cared for me. We met so many wonderful people that tried so hard to make me all better and give comfort
to Mommy and Daddy.
will see you all in heaven!
We love reading all of the entries into our guest book. Thank you so much.