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.
Well, getting close to the end of September, childhood cancer awareness month . Has anyone seen any gold ribbons up and decorating the stores in gold to remember our kids? To bring attention to the fact that so little funding is available for the research so desperately needed to save our precious children who are being attacked and destroyed by childhood cancers? I haven't.
The following list is just some of the kids I know who died from Osteosarcoma cancer alone since my son and I were thrown into this agonizing world of kids cancer. And I know more who died from other kids cancers. And the world is already turning pink while this list grows and grows and grows.