Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Birthday Present for Case

As the mother of the sweet baby Case, where would I even begin to describe what we have felt and still feel. There are no words, and quite frankly, even if there were, I am not sure I could be brave enough to use them. Sometimes it's easier to not delve into the pain of our grief and the horror in remembering what Case had to endure.

But in honor of my sweet boy, I had to make this post. I have a request of our family and friends, and even strangers. Case would be turning two years old this Sunday, December 16th. There is really nothing to do but cry when I think of it. But I want to remember the good times, and I want to celebrate the enormity of Case's soul and influence. And we need your help.

Please email me a memory you have of Case. It can also be a statement of how Case has affected your life, especially for those of you who I do not know and never met Case. I need to know that Case is still alive in us all.

I am hoping that Case's short life yields at least a 50/50 split between happy memories and not so pleasant ones associated with the monster that cancer is. Either way, please share a story of Case!

You can leave a comment here (though I am sure there is a word limit), or you can email me at casebeckham@gmail.com.  This will be our birthday present to Case. Thank you.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Camp for Case - campGladiator Boot Camp

Aubrianne Bishop is hosting three free/donation campGladiator workouts that will directly benefit the Beckham family. Anyone can attend (you don't have to be a campGladiator "camper"). Invite friends, family, neighbors, or anyone else you know who might be interested.

Facebook event

Location days/times: 

Wednesday, November 14, 5:30am – 6:30am @ Lighthouse Christian Fellowship in Prosper 4331 Prosper Trail (2 miles N of 380 off of Custer).

Thursday, November 15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm @ St. Gabriel Catholic Church in McKinney 110 St. Gabriel Way – off Virginia just west of Stonebridge Dr.

Saturday, November 17, 8:00am – 9:00am @ Valliance Bank in McKinney (food will be served by My Fit Foods after the workout) 5900 South Lake Forest Drive (NW corner of 121 & Lake Forest Dr).

Bring a fitness mat, water and a friend! Free Meal card from My Fit Foods with $10 donation, plus $10 Gift Card to Run On with a $20 or more donation.

Thanks everyone for your support!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Funeral Service and Donation Information

Funeral services for our sweet little Case will be held on Saturday, November 3rd at 10:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 1324 West Exchange Pkwy Allen, Texas 75013. All are welcome to attend. There will be no viewing. Flowers are being received at Allen Family Funeral at 2120 West Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, Texas 75023 (972-596-8200). In lieu of flowers, donations may also be made with the following options:
  • Make a donation via PayPal. In order to avoid any fees, you can send a donation through PayPal. Log in to PayPal, click Send Money, enter the email address specified in the image below, click the Personal tab, and select Gift:

  • Make a donation at any Wells Fargo bank and ask that the funds be placed into the "Case Beckham Donation Fund". If you need the account number, please contact us and we can get it for you.
Thank you so much to everyone for your love and support.
Case Winslow Beckham passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving parents late last night after more than a year-long battle with cancer. Even though we mourn, we have great comfort knowing that he is no longer suffering, and that he has gone to his eternal reward with our Heavenly Father. We have a firm hope that one day Case will be resurrected because of the victory over death of our Savior Jesus Christ. We also know that through our Heavenly Father's Plan, our families can be together again. Information regarding a memorial service for Case will be posted soon. Thank you to everyone for your prayers, love, and support during this difficult time.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

One Year Anniversary

Tomorrow marks one year exactly that we started this horrendous fight for Case's life. I honestly did not think that we would still be where we are, with such a sick little Case on our hands. Considering that we were told that he had a 90% chance of long-term life, my surprise shouldn't be unimaginable.

We have been home for the last few weeks, enjoying (for the first time since April) being together as a family. On a day to day basis Case is happy and continues to make us smile.

Your continued prayers and thoughts are always welcomed and appreciated. We know Case is loved, and we thank you for that!

p.s. the picture is from X's birthday a month ago. I love seeing us altogether blowing out the candles.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

My awesome mom threw an early Halloween party for the grandkids last night. Graydon was a daring medieval knight, Case was an adorable firefighter in bunker gear, I was a hula girl, and X was a man. Just wanted to share the pic. Case is happy!