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Welcome to the "Walk to Inspire" website. Created for a very special event, a fathers walk to inspire his sons fight against cancer, beginning Saturday, March 12, 2011. The "Walk To Inspire" will travel from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to M D Anderson in Houston, Texas.  To walk along or offer logistical support, e-mail us at walktoinspire@gmail.com. Visit every day to see where the "Walk" is that day.

      On March 10, 2010, my son, Will Steele,  at the tender age of 33, was diagnosed with CANCER. We were told that he had DSRCT. The doctors told him there is no cure that will save his life. Through intense chemotherapy and surgery they can, at best, prolong his life for 2-5 years. Of course, we were devastated. For months I walked around in a daze. I thought of his funeral and what he would look like in a coffin. I desperately wanted to do something. Will did not want to do Chemotherapy in the beginning saying why go through that if he was going to die anyway. I told him that he needed to do anything possible to prolong  his life for the sake of his wife, Kerri and most of all for his three children Page, Emma and Liam, who were six, four, and two years old at the time. If he could prolong his life five or six years his son would be able to have memories of his father. My son relented and to date has gone through 10 rounds of grueling chemotherapy.
         On March 31st of 2011 he will undergo an extreme surgery to remove as much of the remaining CANCER as possible. He told me while I was trying to convince him to do the treatments that I did not realize how difficult this was going to be and that I was not the one who was going to be going through this. I told him that I would take chemotherapy with him but I did not think the medical community would let me. I told him that I would try to find something very difficult to do in support for him. I decided that something would be to walk to M D Anderson in Houston, where his surgery is scheduled, from Baton Rouge, where I live.

    I started out with one purpose, to show my son how much I love and want to support him. For the first time in almost a year I found hope.  After a great amount of time and consideration I have finalized  the purpose for my walk -- first,  show my son how much I understand his pain and secondly, to not wish I could do something, but, rather do something. So on March 12th, 2011, I will leave Baton Rouge on my walk to Houston. Anyone who would like to join me in the walk or some sort of logistical support, you would be most welcome. Please contact me via this website or my e-mail walktoinspire@gmail.com

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WALK TO INSPIRE posted a new journal entry, "Tell them you love them".

We all think we have tomorrow. No, we expect there is to be tomorrow. I'm telling you there is nothing farther from the truth. After Will got sick told him I loved him so ... Lea más

WALK TO INSPIRE posted a new journal entry, "Tell them you love them".

We all think we have tomorrow. No, we expect there is to be tomorrow. I'm telling you there is nothing farther from the truth. After Will got sick told him I loved him so ... Lea más

WALK TO INSPIRE posted a new journal entry, "I came out of the cave today".

More than three years ago I came to realize Will might not be here as long as I would like. I spent every moment with him I could. I would like to believe he came to know ... Lea más

WALK TO INSPIRE posted a new journal entry, "I came out of the cave today".

More than three years ago I realized Will may not be here as long as I thought. I spent every moment with him I could.I would like to believe he came to know me better ... Lea más

WALK TO INSPIRE posted a new journal entry.

Today is three months since Will passed. I keep looking for signs that he is ok. Spring was his favorite time of year. He would run endlessly. I don't remember a spring ... Lea más

WALK TO INSPIRE posted a new journal entry.

I can't help but believe Will would still be with us if it were not for bad judgement on my part. Will died of a secondary cancer of the bone. The doctors had his original ... Lea más

WALK TO INSPIRE posted a new journal entry.

I have spent the last three months or so trying to be with Will. I thought I would be able to restart my life. It's worse than it was before. I have lost my purpose. I ... Lea más

WALK TO INSPIRE posted a new journal entry.

Happy New Year. 2013 it's like opening that box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get. I hope this year is a better box! Lea más

WALK TO INSPIRE posted a new journal entry.

Will died on Christmas Eve. He tried so very hard to make it past Christmas Day. Will wanted to celebrate the day of his birth of his lord and savior. He wanted to wake up ... Lea más

WALK TO INSPIRE posted a new journal entry.

Christmas will never be a pleasure for me ever again. Lea más

WALK TO INSPIRE posted a new journal entry, "Will won the war".

Will passed away this morning at 6:am. My heart is broken. I will never get to call him anymore. He would always call me just to say "what you doing". I will ... Lea más

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