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To know Jimmy was to love him. He was such an amazing boy. He was born on 3-23-99. He always had a great big smile. When he was little he had febrile seizures i though o.k we can deal with this and he grew out of them. On 3-5-2003 Jimmy was diagonsised with luekemia he had been sick for several weeks but we didn't have an insurance at that time. It was life changing from doctor appt, to inpatient stays, to a hole new life. In May 2006 a spinal fluid test showed that the cancer had came back in his spinal fluid so we started another 2 years of chemo and radiation. He was in the PICU for several weeks on the vent from pnemonia. In June 2007 he finished all treatment. In december he got his port out he said he had been "de-ported". He was loving life. In March 2008 the bruise started again. He had releaped for the third time it was in his bone marrow and testicular. We started the induction to get him to transplant. His sister Lindsey was a perfect match. In May while during the final ct for transplant they found a fungal infection in both of his lungs and had to have surgery to remove them. We found out 2 weeks later that the leukemia had came back again. We tried two more treatments that had started to work but his body had enough. he fought harder than any one I know. I love and miss him every day. He went to heaven on July 23, 2008.

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It's been a while since I have been on here.  So here is our update.Ashley is a senior in high school now, working and driving.  She has good grades and she still hates ... Read more

christy reichert posted a new journal entry.

It's been a while since I have been on here.  So here is our update.Ashley is a senior in high school now, working and driving.  She has good grades and she still hates ... Read more

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HEY EVERYONE,Hope everyone is good.   Alot has been going on the girls are on summer break,  They did excellent this year ashley got principal honor roll in 11th grade ... Read more

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDSEY, she turns 11 today.   I didn't get on here the 23rd and wish jimmy a happy birthday because it was a bad day 1st off i was sicker than a dog and ... Read more

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Hey Everyone, We are hanging in here.  In support group this past week we talked about what songs reminds you of your child happy or sad it got me thinking.  123 like a ... Read more

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Hey All,I came across this poem called Grief written by stephanie j demartino.We all grieve differentlysome grief quietly solemn in their grief not wantingto show their ... Read more

christy reichert posted a new journal entry.

i think it may be time to close this caringbridge site.  I'm about 99% ready but the 1% wants to hold on.  i went back and read all the journal entries since jimmy ... Read more

christy reichert posted a new journal entry.

the weekend at the beach was amazing as i hoped and the sunset was wonderful.    i was relaxed and happy for the first time in a while.  i hope to upload some pictures ... Read more

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hey people of the world boy do i miss you, but i'm having a blast here in heaven.   it's been two years and somedays it feels like just yesterday that you all sat with ... Read more

christy reichert posted a new journal entry.

okay so it has been awhile.  jimmy's 11th birthday passed and lindsey's 10th got here and its hard to think about her being older than him .  He is her older brother.  ... Read more

christy reichert posted a new journal entry.

wow it seems like forever since i updated.  i am having a difficult time right now because of jimmy's birthday coming up and the passing of the 7 year anniversary of his ... Read more

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