Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam
Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam

Sunday, February 15, 2004

About Kyra

Kyra, the oldest child of Doug's sister, was born on May 1, 1991. She was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma on her brainstem just after her third birthday in 1994. After a courageous 20-month battle with her brain tumor, she died at home on February 15, 1996 at the age of four, surrounded by her family and friends.


Kyra's Favorite Things

  • Decorated band-aids
  • Sunflowers
  • The color orange
  • Canned peaches
  • Pasta with parmesan cheese
  • Dressing up
  • Flashing the 3-finger American sign language signal for "I love you".

Kyra's 4th birthday

Eight years ago today, we bid her farewell.

Grief fills the room up of our absent child,
Lies in her bed, walks up and down with me,
Puts on her pretty looks, repeats her words,
Remembers me of all her gracious parts,
Stuffs out her vacant garments with her form;
Then have I reason to be fond of grief.
William Shakespeare

We miss you sweetie, from the bottom of our hearts to the tips of the stars...

- Kathleen


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