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Seattle Children's Hospital

Run of Hope Seattle 2010 Seattle, Washington

Donations as of October 13, 2015:

$6,170.00 Raised Offline
$7,270.00 Raised Online
$13,440.00 Total Raised

Remembering Kyle - OOO-UM-GOW-AH! - Run of Hope

Not a day passes that my heart doesn't ache. I miss Kyle. His smile, his laughter, his courage, his joy. I miss hearing his voice echoing through my house when he'd be playing with his brother. I miss hearing him say "I love you Mama," as he'd give me a bear hug.

Did you know cancer kills more children than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and AIDS combined? Other than accidents, cancer is the leading cause of death among children. But kids shouldn’t have to die. They should be forever playing, running, exploring and laughing. They should be filled with hope and excited for life that lies ahead of them.

Each year 3,500 children are diagnosed with some type of brain tumor and of 40% of these children will not survive. My son, Kyle, was one of those children. In 2007 doctor’s told us he had a rare and inoperable brainstem tumor. Kyle was just 6 years old. Less than 10% of children with tumors like Kyle’s live more than a year and the published survival rate is less than 2%. Kyle beat those odds and filled our days with hope, living 2 amazing years. 

But on February 7, 2009, Kyle passed away in my arms. In the time that has followed I have had to find new reasons to hope. My hope is for no other parent to endure my experience. My hope is for Kyle’s spirit to soar as inspiration to find a cure.

My personal goal this year is to raise $10 for each day that cancer has changed my life and the life of my family with Kyle. On race day it will have been 1288 days since I learned of Kyle's tumor. I am asking you to help me by donating money in Kyle's memory - every $10 honors a day of Kyle's fight and the days we have endured since he passed away. Help me change the fate of another child, another brother, another family. 

Thank you for your support of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund.



Comment Donation
Kobey Georgen Christin, Kobey decided to donate $ from the sale of his cards at the kids market. jaymie
Debbie and Chet Kessler
Jane Dieveney-Hinkle Christin, Our love to you and your family from ours
Joe, Sarah & Chris Chorvat
Harker & Julie Hearne Our love & support are with you today & always!
Becca and Chris Tessin We miss you Kyle!
Lloyd Family
LeeAnn Baker Steding
Susy & Cameron Odegaard In memory of a special boy! Wish we could join you for the Run of Hope...
John Bower Very happy to support you and Children's
Julie & Brad Newcomer
Johnny Volk I am touched by Kyle's story. He has inspired me. Keep stayin strong, and God Bless!
Glynn Daniels remembering Kyle always
Amy Harder
jennie king with love for you in Kyle's memory
Darilyn Sigel Tons of love!
Anonymous Proud to support you and your family.
Kingma family ***For our school friend!
Terri & Mark Lee I loved seeing Kyle in Komo lessons at Mt. Baker!
Lucy Jeanne Howat Trowbridge From the Mt Baker Family
Seth and Erin Williams Love you guys!!
Nicole Evans I always thank Kyle for powder inspire xoxo
Richie Minice Wish I could be there Saturday, love always!
Monique Erickson Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!
Morris Family
Cindy Szankiewicz
Erin Rothfuss + Brian Watanabe
Jon & Judy Runstad
Amy, Shannon, Hayden and FIscher Terrell You are an inspriation!
Cris, Erin, Conner & Colton Johnsen
Scott Wheeler
Faye DeJong
The Read Family
Alisha Horey
Karen and Robert Sheppard thinking of you often Christin
Jody, Debbie, Beau and Sophie Braden Inspirational Dawg!
Bob Strecker
Stephanie Crabtree Such an inspiration...let's get you to your goal!
Dan and Wendy Gottesman Love you, Christin...
Jim, Casey, Kyle and Kaitlyn Go Team OO0-UM-GOW-AH!
tonia boze
Ginny and Gordon Love

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