Jun 16, 2013 - 4:08 pm
Yesterday was a happy/sad day for me and my family. In 2006 my cousins son, Shane 6yrs old, starting sleep walking then complaining about headaches that were severe and quick on set and just as quick to disappear. Being an extremely athlethic boy along with Identical twin Zach and older brother Colin, my cousin Mark and Wendy took him to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and found out the poor baby had a tumor on his brain. They discussed surgery, chemo and rads and the long road ahead. As Shane was under going his first surgery, Mark and Wendy were explaining how delicate the boys would have to be "when Shane came home". Shane didnt come home, he never really recovered from surgery, 19 days from dx we all said Goodbye to Shane because The Lord took hom home. It was 6 yrs from my recovery, 2 yrs after the birth of my child, i remember sitting in that memorial service with so many mixed emotions, a mother and the shear pain my heart felt because i could not even imagine to be in their shoes, to guilt, why had i survived and this sweet baby left at 6 and left a twin that was a blessing and nightmare i am sure. So yesterday 7 yrs later i see my cousin for the first time as they dedicated a new playground in memory of Shane Chapman! My cousin and i shared some feelings that needed to be shared. Being again that Shane was so competitive during the dedication Mark said to the crowd that if Shane could be here now he would say "Dad i won!" And so to my littlest hero YES SHANE YOU DID!
i would post the sign for the park but i dont know how!
love to all snd prayers to dveryone on H&n board! And Happy Fathers Day to the surviviors and the Fighters!j