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A Member of Crash’s Crew Gets His Angel Wings

Cure Kids Cancer

It’s a reality that I hate to ever accept. That Childhood Cancer exists. And that our kids are taken from us.

I’ve become very close to a large number of these kids and their families that I’ve met through my work with Cure Kids Cancer at Sanford Children’s Hospital. They’ve become family to me. So when I got word yesterday that Baby Wesson had lost his courageous fight, a member of my ‘family’ gained their angel wings, and it hurts.

I never got the joy of meeting Wesson face to face, only through pictures shared by his mom and dad, Kristi and Logan. I met Kristi and Logan here at the radio station last Winter as they had agreed to be interviewed for our Radiothon coming in March.

Their sweet baby boy had just been diagnosed November 13, 2011 at just over two months old. The absolute terror and anger and the unknown was all so fresh. They’re a young couple with an older son, but Kristi and Logan are younger than my daughter and son in law. I literally wanted to hug them both tight on our first meeting. I felt that close to them right away.

Wesson went through two rounds of chemotherapy at Sanford Children’s Hospital here in Sioux Falls which unfortunately Wesson didn’t respond well enough to. It was at that point, the family was referred to St. Jude’s in Memphis, TN for a high risk aggressive form of transplant as one of the last options for saving his young life.

Over the past six months, I read every single Caring Bridge update from Kristi. A young woman that is so eloquent in her writing, that I felt I was in Memphis, in the room with her and Logan, and going through Wesson’s fight with him every day. And fight he did. He fought until his little body couldn’t fight any longer. And on Wednesday, September 26th, at just 13 months old, Wesson earned his angel wings.

For Wesson, Bentley, Mike, Sam, Jakob, Cowboy DaNNY, and all the rest we’ve lost; and all our kids who continue their fight. We stand with them and continue to fight cancer so our kids don’t have to.

Stupid Cancer.

If you’d like to make a donation to Cure Kids Cancer in honor of Wesson or even your healthy kids and grandkids, you can do so here.

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