My Story

This is Keaton’s sister, Katie. Thank you for all of the wonderful comments you have shared with us on this page. They have helped our family during this difficult time. If anyone would like to make contributions to assist with funeral expenses, please do so by making a payment through Paypal.
Keaton is an adventurous 14 year-old. He loves seafood, especially sushi, which is not what a 14 year-old normally craves. He also is fascinated by reptiles. His collection of reptiles includes an iguana, snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and a tarantula. We call it Keaton's Zoo.

From a very early age, he was fascinated with animals, specifically reptiles. The minute you talk to him you'll see how vast his knowledge of reptiles truly is. He'll spout out a random fact about a sand boa and he'll talk about the mating rituals of snakes and frogs. We call him our mini-herpetologist.

In March of 2007, Keaton went into the doctor complaining of a pain in his hip. X-rays and scans confirmed that he had osteosarcoma: bone cancer in his upper right femur.

This is his story of triumph over adversity.


Candi Dagley Welch signed Keaton's Guestbook.

Can't believe it's been 4 years since you left us. Karly & I remember the exact place we were when we found out. We miss you greatly! Candi, Karly & family Read more

Cindy Fowler signed Keaton's Guestbook.

As I think about celebrating my granddaughters' birthday next week I can't help thinking about April 7,2010.   That day was both happy and sad for me.  After a long and ... Read more

Kimberley Rodriguez signed Keaton's Guestbook.

Thank you for writing to me tonight. Your words made me cry because we are one in the same. I have followed Keaton's journey, prayed for him and for you and your family. I ... Read more

Jan Menary signed Keaton's Guestbook.

Beautifully written, just like all your Mom's posts about your brother. I am so sorry for your loss! Read more

Cindy Smith signed Keaton's Guestbook.

What a great post Kaleb. We have lost some fine young men way too early in life. Keeping all in my thoughts and prayers.  Read more

Sue and Kelly Andresen signed Keaton's Guestbook.

Karen-I am so sorry to read of the loss of James. I know what great friends they were to Keaton and you. SueKelly's mom Read more

judy mescon signed Keaton's Guestbook.

Sharing in your sadness with tears. Poignant words from heart broken Kaleb memorializing such a fine young man. Judymom to Jenna Read more

Crystal Spellmann signed Keaton's Guestbook.

Praying for your family and James'Having Optimistic Prayer Expectations for Kaleb's research endeavors, Read more

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