3 October 2010


When mum was doing my post for LiveStrong she thought long and hard whether to include her nephew because mums brother is a Private person and she didn't know if to put on my blog or not. After thinking about it all night ( night shift ) mum decided she could not do a in memory without a mention so here it is.

Quite a lot of years ago mum's brother had a son called Steven, he was a very loving child and always had a smile. Steven suffered a lot of throat infections like tonsillitis. The doctors decided to take Steven in hospital for his tonsils out. A very routine operation. It was just a few days before Steven's 5th birthday. Steven hemorrhaged and died. The postmortem revealed Leukemia. This was never known before. As quick as that it took Steven.. We want to say we will always remember and we hope in the future years they could know this and save lives..

We wanted to say that we thank everyone involved in yesterday's LIVESTRONG day. Wow what a lot got involved. We were not surprised though because ever since we got involved with our extended "blog family " we have been amazed at how we all pull together when needed. This was another example of the power of the paws..

Sending love and power of the paws to our friend Ann and her hubby Vic. To Jan that the results are good and to each and every one of our friends in whatever their fight is.

Now.. mum is shattered and on nights again so we probably wont get to you tonight.. Goodnight all With love GJ xx


Sweet Praline said...

Yes, the CB community is amazing. I hope your mom doesn't have to work too hard.

Love you!

Angel and Kirby said...

Such a sad story about Steven. I, too, did not include my nephew. He was 29 and the father of two boys. He had been going to the local hospital in pain for months and they labeled him as a drug seeker and since he was unemployed and considered a charity case, They did not do much to diagnosed him. When he collapsed and was taken to the hospital a Doctor ordered tests and found a mass that was so large it wrapped around all his internal organs. He fought a long hard battle but lost it three years ago.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

GJ, that is so sad about Steven. It was wonderful how everyone came together yesterday for LiveStrong. It meant a lot of us too. Tell your mum not to work so hard! Lots of love, Holly and mom

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are glad you were able to share the story of your nephew. How very sad that must have been for all of your family. It is always sad to lose a loved one, but even more so when it is such a young child.

We too were not surprised to see the outpouring support for the day, but very happy that it was that way.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Old Kitty said...

Oh beautiful and adorable GJ!! Me and Charlie are honoured that your mum has created a wonderful memorial for little Steven here. We feel that we know him a little and can just imagine his beautiful smile!

We are sending your mum and your uncle lots of healing purrs and hugs.

Take care
p.s. Livestrong day was just superb!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A sad story about Steven it must have been a shock to all concerned.

I was away yesterday so did not send in a remberance, I had a Nephew Jimmy who had an accident with his eye and needed a cornea graft this is going back 40 yrs ago. He was 10, went into the operating theatre but died whislt being operated on. He was buried with his grandfather also called Jim. R.I.P to both of you.

Take care.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Thank you for sharing Steven with us. We go on living as long as the people who loved us remember us and say our names.

We love the photo of you, GJ!

Cat said...

Thank you for sharing Steven's story. I hope your brother won't be mad at you, please tell him that your friends send him our love and grieve with him for the loss of his lovely boy.

Eric and Flynn said...

That was very sad to hear about Steven. It is terrible to lose a loved one but more so when they are so young and should have their whole life ahead of them.

Katnip Lounge said...

So many stories of so many courageous people over the past few days.
Mommy is awed by the power of the CB.
Thank you for sharing about Steven. It underscores the fact that we never know when our time is up.

Brian said...

That was a very loving tribute to Steven GJ. We all need to LiveStrong together! Hey, I love that header, you should keep it for a while, it's you!

Cory said...

Thank you for sharing Steven's story with us. So terrible and shocking to lose someone so young! Big purrs to your mom GJ. Purr on her for us when she gets home from working hard, ok?

The Island Cats said...

The CB is such a wonderful and caring community. When we join together, there's not much that we cannot do. Thank you for sharing Steven's story with us. We are very sorry.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

It sounds like the night shift is hard on your human, GJ! That was a sad story about Steven - that should never have to happen to a child. Maybe one day that never will become a reality.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing Steven's story with us -

He was a special one -

Mom is pawtikhularly touched fur Stevens/Stephens are special to her -

Take good khare of your mum this week!

PeeEssWoo: Merdie and I had such fun - thanks fur inviting us!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Thank you for sharing the story about Steven. We send purrs to his family.
The CB really is a great community. It is a great place for support too :)
Purrs to your Mom .At least after a long shift she has you to come home to Jasper!!!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Deborah said...

That was very sad and I'm sorry and how heartbreaking. I'm sorry I missed the Livestrong yesterday, not only was my grandbaby born, my friend passed away and my parents 80'th birthday party was today so I was out of touch for a few days..
I hope you have a nice week GJ.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Whoa. You've just shared one more reason that we must all LiveStrong and keep working toward a Cure. And not just a Cure ... but better understanding and prevention and early treatment. How very sad about your nephew. It hurts so much to lose a child ...

With love
Jake and Fergi xxoo

caspersmom said...

Love your LiveStrong post Ginger. Really liked your pictures. I was proud of Mom, she didn't forget to wear yellow yesterday. So sad about Steve. Mom had a friend where she volunteers at the library who got lung cancer and she went fast. She never smoked or anything to get lung cancer. Sure doesn't care who it attacks. Cancer stinks!! Way to much of it. Hope and pray for a cure in the near future.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're so sorry about Steven. That had to be a very hard time for your mom and her family. He was far too young. LiveStrong Day had a special meaning to you.

Au and Target said...

This is so sad. heartbreaking.

Your mummy is working far too much; lock her in at home, GJ and give her hugs and purrs.

Happy Animal Day!

The Monkeys said...

We are very sad to hear about your nephew. How awful that he was taken so quickly.

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh gosh what a sad story about Stephen.

Kari said...

A beautiful and loving remembrance for a lovely little boy taken before his time.
As a previous visitor said, those who are remembered never really die. They reside in the hearts of all who love them.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so sorry that younf Steven lost his life. We can't imagine the pain his loss caused the family ~ and probably still does. But it is good to remember those who have gone. "To live in the hearts of those you love, is not to die".

And yes ~ the blogging world is amazing.

Miss Kitty said...

Greetings GJ,

We applaud your mum because her words telling us of the loss of Steven at such an early age, also reminds us that we need to cherish and seize the moment to show our love for those I our lives.

Dad has suffered a string of health problems these last six years, now appreciates that which was before taken for granted.

We wish you all the very best to the start of a new week,
Miss Kitty and Egmont

Kari in WeHo said...

We are very proud of you mom for sharing such a sad story.