Car wash season is upon us! We will be doing car washes in 5 different cities this year; Roseburg, Klamath Falls, Beaverton, Eugene and Medford. All of the donations will go to a new search that is currently in the planning stages. Klaas Kids has agree to help coordinate with us once again, which is a huge blessing to us as they are such amazing people to work with and a fantastic resource. If you would like to volunteer at any of these events you can either message me here or Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred). Thank you so much to all of you who continue to support us in our effort to bring Kyron home.
Please see photo for the Roseburg car wash for all the info, and feel free to copy and share it!
I have had several questions be asked, so I am going to address them all at once. This site is monitored by Kelly Ramirez, Desiree Young’s sister, Kyron’s aunt. Initially this site was set up to help pay for lawyer expenses in the civil suit that was brought up against Terri Horman. Since it was determined that it would be in Kyron’s best interest for Desiree to drop the civil suit, this site is now used for the sole purpose of raising money in the search to bring Kyron home.
Basically, this means that every time we do a search we actively fundraise until we have the funds we need to do one, which means all of the funds are depleted each time. We base how large of a search we do on the amount we raise beforehand. We don’t ever buy Kyron items just to turn around and sell them on Ebay to stockpile money or make a profit. Unfortunately, this side of Kyron’s family is the only one actively searching for him and to do that we need to fundraise. Every penny that is donated here is used in the search for Kyron, nothing else.
This site is very limited in what I can do. I cannot change the total amount raised and clear it out after every search. The total will always remain what has been donated altogether since the site was started. This does not mean that is how much is in the account, since we deplete the funds with every search and have to start over again.
The other day I watched a documentary regarding a case of a girl that was kidnapped a couple of years ago, and thankfully she was recovered safe 10 days after she went missing. During the show they aired some of the media coverage and as I watched it I began to cry, they showed the coverage of the mother pleading for her daughter’s safe return. Her pain was so apparent, not only did I identify with the words she was saying, I also have come to know all too well the heartache she was feeling at that moment. As she spoke, I was thinking the words in my head almost verbatim of what she was saying, “It is the not knowing that is killing me,” “not knowing if Kyron is safe or cold or Lord knows what else.” That is constantly on my mind, every moment of every day. As I sat there and continued watching I also asked myself, should I stop watching? But the reason I watch these shows is because they give me hope. Other children get to come home to their families. The kids that get found are a form of encouragement to me and they are a reminder of hope that I have to hold on to. The happy ending at the end of this nightmare. It happens to others, and I too hope and pray for that happy ending for us.
As I sat there crying for Kyron’s pain and for my own heartache, I said out loud to Kyron and God; I would give anything to get that hug, that moment to hold him again, to have him home, that moment where it would all be okay again. My thoughts went back to a moment during my baby shower where my sister and I were belly to belly, one of the happiest for me. My sister was pregnant with Mayson and I was pregnant with Ky and I wished with all my might we could go back to that moment. I wished I could do it all over again, to get all of those moments back, to experience them all over again. I wish I could relive every memory. The day that Ky was born was a day I will never forget. I miss him every day. Since he can’t be here to have his 12th birthday, then I wish that we could go back to the moment he was born.
Kyron this day is about you. This day is about the moment you came into my life, not the birthdays you have missed since you have been gone. I wish you and I could laugh and smile together again, talking when you were born, and then do it all over again. That moment is what keeps me focused on bringing you home, I smile if you smile. You have always been my source of smiles. I wish I could wish you a very Happy Birthday because you deserve it, but I promise when you come home I will celebrate every birthday all over again with you.
There are rare moments during this type of tragedy when faith is restored and you realize there is good in this world that we live in. This past weekend was just such a moment. There are truly wonderful people out there that care about Kyron and love him even though they haven’t met him. I am so grateful to everyone that helped us search for him and I fear I can never really express how much in words.
I want to send a special thank you today to Klaas Kids for stepping up to the task again. For sending out your best teams and proving yet again how phenomenal your group is to work with. The caring, compassionate, and hard-working folks that you send always surprise and amaze me.
Another special thank you to all of our volunteers, family members, and friends that came out to help Kyron. I am so glad that you are still here by our side seeing us through all of this. I couldn’t do it without you. My family are truly Kyron’s warriors.
Thank you to all of the Portland community for opening up your homes, neighborhoods, streets, restaurants, and hotels to host us for the weekend; it’s always a true tribute to Kyron with the wonderful support you give to us. Thank you to a special neighbor Susie for your caring heart and for going above and beyond for Kyron, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. We truly appreciate your support and kindness.
We have gotten a wonderful response in volunteers! Thank you Thank you. If you are still interested in volunteering please email me at email@example.com or through this site. If you contacted me and have not received a response back please message me again as it might have gone to spam.
Thank you so much to all of you who have donated, come to a car wash or are helping us search. We couldn't do this without you!
If you are interested in volunteering for the search message me through this site or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don't post it as a comment on the site as I have no way to get in contact with you. Thanks!
I will be sending out an email on Sunday to all past searchers and anyone else who has messaged me about wanting to search. Just to clarify, we will only need volunteers on Saturday June 21st.
As I sit here in the silence of our home, my mind wanders to Kyron. I miss all of the giggles that have filled our home since he was born. The smiles that Kyron gives us are infectious and I am a different person without them to brighten my days. I need my Kyron home so that I can smile again. I miss him even more today.
I will never give up looking for Kyron, I will never stop, and I promise all of my Kyron supporters….
I will find my Kyron.
I don’t want to be here in another year and certainly not in another four years either. I pray God look over us and help us have a successful search on the 20th, 21st & 22nd. I want to thank everyone who donated to help us bring in Klaas Kids to head up the search.
Huge success at our Medford car wash today raising $1748 for our upcoming June 21st search!! Thank you so much to all of our friends and family that worked like crazy washing cars today, and all of our TNT cheer family! Especially my sister, Jay, for helping me so much with the coordinating. We couldn't have done it without you.
To all our volunteers and supporters: Thank you for giving Kyron a special place in your heart, making him important, and helping us in the search to bring him home. You will never know how much that means to me and my family!
Kyron: We promise we will find you! We will never stop!
Awesome day today in Roseburg with some fantastic people! We raised $702 for our June 21st search. Thank you so much to all the volunteers that came out. It was great to meet you in person. My heart is full.
If any of you are wanting to volunteer for our search, please email me. I will also be sending an email out to all of you who helped with the last search.
Reminder: Saturday is the Roseburg car wash! Come see us if you are in the area.
I finally have the details set for our Medford one, and will be posting the info soon. If anybody has any old towels or soap they would like to donate to us we would love it. Please email me or text if you have my number. Thank you!!
Portland and Medford's Team Kyron supporters came out today to raise money for our June search for Kyron. I want to thank all of you for coming to support Kyron, even when the weather wasn't cooperative. I appreciate all that you have done for Kyron over the past 4 years. We are truly blessed to have such passionate people on our side. We raised another $760 toward the search we are getting together for June.
I want to send a special thank you to Bob for hosting the car wash at Xtreme Gym in Beaverton, and Stacey Green for coordinating the event, as well as the other volunteers who came out and donated their time today. To the various media channels that showed up even in the rain to cover Kyron's story again, thank you so much.
Our next car wash is planned for May 24th in Roseburg.
We will never give up, we will never stop, we promise.
Team Kyron has been busy lately working to bring him home. We have a dedicated supporter Stacey Green, she and several others are putting on a car wash to donate all proceeds toward the June search for Kyron. We are hoping that we can bring in Klaas Kids again to help us with the search. The car wash will be this Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 from 11:00am-5:00pm at Kyron's Wall of Hope located at the Xtreme Edge Gym. I hope to see you all there, please come by and say hi and get your car washed. The location is 16365 NW Twin Oaks Drive, Beaverton, Oregon. Please see attached flier with more information. If you can't make it to the Portland car wash there will be another car wash in Roseburg on May 24th, 2014. Please look for updates later.
Other things I have been working on while waiting for Kyron to come home. I hope you all saw the coverage on the Southern Oregon Regional CART (Child Abduction Response Team), we are now certified. We will be prepared the next time a child goes missing in Southern Oregon. I am so proud of this move that local law enforcement made. It is so important to have a plan before a child goes missing. I want to thank all of those that dedicated their time to get certified with the Amber Alert CART training that was completed April 10th.
I was in Virginia last week getting certified with Team Hope & NCMEC so that I can help support other parents of missing children. These are great organizations that need all of the help they can get. I hope that I will be able to give back for all of the help and support that they have given to Kyron since he has been missing.
Please look for more updates later; we are going to do some exciting things to bring some more attention to Kyron's case. We will be doing new signs, fliers, shows, and much more.
Kyron "“ I will never give up, I will never stop, I promise.
This week begins another phase of the mission to give back, so that the tragedy we live everyday hasn't been in vain. It is because of Kyron that I am becoming a Team Hope Coordinator for NCMEC The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, I will be honoring him in this step. I will be dedicating time and support to other parents of missing children. NCMEC is an important organization that provides resources and support to help parents of missing children cope and navigate this scary path. There are many things that they do to help us, I have only shared a couple of the things they do. I am blessed to be allowed this opportunity. I pray for the strength to help the parents that will come....in the ways that they will need. I will represent Kyron in Virginia and hope to fill some big shoes in a big way!
My Saturday started with friends and family texting me about the new article in People Magazine that I was anxiously awaiting. Since my long phone interviews with the main contact since Kyron went missing in June 2010, the person at People that has been here from the beginning, I have bought every magazine just to reassure myself that I would have it when the article was published. After receiving some concerning feedback, I immediately went down to the corner market to purchase my own People, much to my dismay. I couldn't wait to read it, so I stood there in the middle of the store scanning through all of the pages, and that's when I saw it, the photo of Terri Horman, the devil that took a part of me away. I was in my own little world as I read on about how Terri has been a "prisoner in her own home." As I approached the end of the article my eyes welled up with tears, as I realized that it was truly the end of the article and there wasn't anything about Kyron, my son, the one that is missing. I was told by the lady publishing this article it was going to be an update on Kyron. I am deeply saddened and extremely disappointed by this article and in People Magazine. As a journalist and media representative their job and responsibility is to cover Kyron's case and have a neutral viewpoint, not about who's side they are on. It is their responsibility to cover the facts, not hear say from Terri's friends, who only care about getting their name in the media, and a neighbor, who's only upset because this was all brought to his tiny little street in Roseburg, Oregon. And who would blame him, I would be really mad if one of my neighbors did this to a child too. This article is an atrocity. Not only did People Magazine not check their facts, they didn't check their sources either as much of their article is false. I now have a very different opinion of People Magazine. I thought they were one of the sources that I could trust, and that is not the case anymore. I now think of them as just another tabloid, no better than the other ones out there stating false stories like they are fact, just to get readers. The media play a very important role in a missing child's case. They are in charge of getting the facts out to millions of people in the hopes that someone somewhere will know something that will lead us to finding our loved ones. This responsibility shouldn't be taken lightly. The unfortunate thing for People Magazine is that they now have compromised their position with me, Kyron's mom. I am one of the people that could have given them THE interview and THE story when we do finally get answers and we get to bring Kyron home.
My Saturday ended with my husband and me not being able to sleep, because we were so upset by this article. I spent the entire day trying to figure out why the world is this way. My husband said so eloquently what I couldn't; "I liken this article to writing about a pedophile that can't be with the child that they perpetrated a crime against." Well I simply say it is disgusting, and it is a crime on its own, a crime against Kyron. Terri Horman took something wonderful from this world that we live in, she took my son. That is the real story. Why does she insist on not telling us what she did with him that terrible day? Why does she insist on not talking, when the rest of us have cleared ourselves in this investigation? And why has she lied on numerous occasions not just to me, but to my entire family, law enforcement, her friends and her own attorneys about Kyron and her role in his disappearance? Why has she failed 2 polygraphs and walked out on the 3rd after failing that one as well? Why does she have a right to do all of the things that Kyron doesn't; live life, go for walks, visit with neighbors, visit with her family, go outside, play with her dog, have Christmas, and just be here? Why does she hate him, why does she blame him for everything wrong in her marriage, why would Kyron have to bear that blame? Why does Terri insist on portraying herself as "poor me," when she should be caring about poor Kyron. He is the one that has been victimized, he is the one that deserves an award for all he has had to endure from her.
And the most important question of all; Why can't I have him back, have him home, to hug and love as I always have? Why not Terri? What is the reason you can't give me my son back?
Some of our volunteers have decided to do a car wash to help raise funds for our next search. It will take place this Sunday Sept 29th 10am-5pm at The Extreme Edge Gym 16365 NW Twin Oaks Dr Beaverton, Or 97007. You can also visit his wall of hope while there.
Thank you Stacey for such a wonderful idea and also to all who have volunteered to help. I wish we could be there with you.
11 years ago you came into my life, you saved me that day. You taught me to cherish all of the moments in life even if they are, at times, difficult to get through. You taught me that, "this too shall pass." You also taught Quinn and I how to hug more and to cherish those little moments.
I remember our jokes about our "little" family, but we can always smile and laugh at our small tight knit little family. No matter how small or big, family is the most important thing. They get you through the hard times.
I was talking about your laugh the other day and I could almost hear you as I remembered how you and Quinn just look at each other and make one another laugh. Our family is broken without you, we can't laugh the same. Our joy is missing, you are the joy that is missing from our home. All of the laughter and the noises you brought into our home is missing and the silence is deafening. I miss you so much.
I wish I could've brought you home for your birthday, I am so sorry I failed.
I pray you come home soon, my Ky, our hearts miss you so much.
I've been sitting here trying to think of a way to say how grateful we are to all of the people that came out to help with our search for Kyron, but there really are never the right words. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart. Losing our Kyron has been our worst nightmare come true. People always look at situations on the news and think that will never happen to me, and then it does, and it's as if your world comes to a screeching halt. My family is still stuck on that day. The world goes on and we sit here desperately waiting for those answers and we can never move forward until we have them.
I was talking with a friend of mine the other day and we were discussing Kyron and how cruel the world and some of the people in it can be, but there are also these shining souls that show you it's not all bad and for all the bad there is still good. That is the way I look at all of you volunteers. You came out selflessly and gave Kyron your time. You put your love and heart into a child you have never met, fought through horrible terrain, bee stings and injuries and still came back the next day for more. You will never know how much that means to me and my entire family. I am so grateful to you.
To Klaas Kids, K-9 Forensics and Pacific Crest search dogs: I am truly honored to have you as part of our Kyron family and to be considered part of yours. We couldn't have asked for a better group of people to work with. You are an amazing group of people and your hearts are so huge. It was absolutely wonderful to work with you and your dogs. Thank you thank you!!
We are officially turning this site into a donation site for future searches and will be redoing our statement on here soon. We would love to have all of you back with us on the next search and will send out a notification when the time comes.
To our Ky:
Our lives will never be complete without you. You are so loved. We will never give up on the hope of bringing you home. We will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes.
We promise we will find you. We will never stop!
Thank you so much for the outpouring of support for our upcoming search. At this point we will not be accepting any more volunteers. For all of you who will be volunteering please check your emails for an update from me.
Thank you so much to our 2 main non-profit agencies that are coordinating our search, Brad Dennis and his team at Klaas Kids and Wendy Kessinger with her dog teams at K-9 Forensics.
To Kyron as always:
We promise we will find you!
We will never stop!
We have been successful in acquiring 2 non-profit agencies to help with our search, currently scheduled for Labor Day weekend.
A big Thank You to Brad Dennis with Klaas Kids to agreeing to help coordinate our search, as well as bringing in additional resources.
Another huge Thank You to Wendy Kessinger with ISC K-9 Forensics and her entire team for agreeing to bring out her dog teams.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the search an email has to be sent to email@example.com for each individual interested. Please understand law enforcement will be receiving copies of all the forms filled out and that we are the only source for that form.
Requirements to volunteer:
*Must be 18 years of age or older.
*Physically able to handle rough terrain.
*No major medical conditions that would limit your ability to handle the terrain.
Thank you to all of you who have donated and supported us over the past 3 years in the search to find our Kyron. Your donations have helped tremendously in bringing these agencies in, and we wouldn't have been able to do it without you.
To our Ky:
We promise we will find you.
We will never stop.
On July 30th I made the decision to dismiss the civil case against Terri Horman. This decision was extremely difficult, and it is not taken lightly.
From this nightmare has come the opportunity to help the families of future missing children. In addition to Kyron, I feel a sense of responsibility to those children and their families. Because of the position I am in, I have to consider the impact of my decisions and actions on those families that will face this in the future. This is why my decision to dismiss the civil case was both difficult and necessary, but is the best decision for Kyron and the progress of the criminal investigation, which aims to bring justice for Kyron. There are many people looking to Kyron's case for hope and guidance, and because of this, I hope my decision represents an even stronger message of hope as we continue to fight for Kyron.
I will not give up, I will keep fighting to bring Kyron home. I would not be able to keep fighting without the support of my family, friends, volunteers, and the many Kyron supporters. To date, the donations received on this site from Kyron's supporters have been used to pay for the attorney's fees that have been incurred over the past year. I appreciate everyone who has donated to the quest for justice for Kyron. Our mission remains: to bring justice for Kyron and to bring him home.
Dismissing the civil case will ultimately open new doors for my family. It will give us an opportunity to continue actively searching for Kyron. As you may know, we have successfully completed searches for Kyron in the past and intend to complete more in the future. We are currently trying to organize a massive search for the end of August. If we can get enough resources, volunteers, dog teams, and other non-profit agencies to help, we will be able to make this a successful search.
I have received a lot of feedback from Kyron's supporters that would prefer that I leave this site up so that they can continue to support Kyron in this manner. So from this point forward, any donations made to this site will be used for the search efforts to bring Kyron home. I will keep all of you posted with the updates on this site.
Thank you to everyone out there that has supported Kyron and continues to do so, we truly appreciate all of your support.
I know there are a lot of you wondering about the donations made to this site. A good portion has been used on attorney fees up until this point. I will be posting a message on here soon from Desiree letting you know the direction we are going and what's next. I can assure you though any donations that were made will strictly be used in our fight to bring Kyron back home to us.
My heart is so heavy today Ky. You should be home planning your vacations with us right now. How do we move forward with you missing from our lives? I hate always thinking, "Kyron would have loved this." I want to see you there soo bad in the pictures and the memories. I would do anything to have that back. Those shouldn't have stop on June 4th, you deserve better than this. Please god let it be his turn next, let him come home. I pray tomorrows hearing brings us one step closer to you, and gives us some of the answers we so desperately seek. This waiting is unbearable.
We received some disturbing news today that Kyron's name is being used as part of a scam. There have been reports of someone calling around asking for donations for Kyron. Please know that as his family we would never call anybody and ask for money.
It sickens me to think there are people out there willing to pray on the empathy of others.
The phone number and all information regarding those calls has been turned over to the police for investigation.
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of these calls please don't hestitate in sending me any information you have.
It is 8:45am on June 4th, 2013 and this moment marks 3 years since my Kyron was last seen by anyone that cares about him. This day comes with deep sadness for me, disappointment, and a lot of frustration. At the end of 3 years, the pain and suffering I feel everyday from Kyron not being here has not softened or gotten easier to take.
My family will be recognizing today but not as a celebration or an "anniversary" but as a marker of the time that has passed without Kyron. We will be honoring him by putting together a time capsule so that when he comes home he can read and hear just how much we missed him while he was gone.
I urge everyone to save and print this flyer and pass it out again"¦.post it to honor Kyron by saying, "we aren't done fighting for you yet and we will keep putting your flyers up until you come home."
I just love hearing the stories in the news of missing children coming home. My heart soars with a renewed sense of hope and reminds us all to keep fighting everyday to not let the evil peope in this world win. Every child deserves to be brought home and to feel safe and loved. I am so grateful for all of you who fight everyday to keep Kyron's face out there.
Desiree is currently at the Amber Alert Symposium in Florida this week where she was asked to speak again this year. We are all so pround of her, how strong she is to get up there, tell her story and help other families keep their hope alive as well.
We love you always, our sweet blue-eyed boy, to the moon and back!
A special thank you goes out to Quinn, Kyron's brother. Quinn will be going off to culinary school next year and decided for his senior project that he wanted to cook a fabulous italian meal with all of the proceeds going toward the Justice for Kyron fund. Quinn was able to raise more than $160! You make your mom and all of us so proud. Love you kiddo.
Another thanks to all of the people who volunteered their time to help him with this, including Mrs. Richmond, Niko and Andy.
I've been sitting here thinking about the letter Desiree read to Kyron this morning on the news, and my emotions have been all over the place. On one hand I ache for Desiree, for Kyron and that void in my heart that only he can fill. That desperate longing and grief that makes you feel as though you can't even breathe, the why that can never be answered.
But I'll admit it has slowly turned to anger and I don't want to be the bigger person today. I don't want to bite my tongue. I hate the silence on this page and in the news like Kyron is being forgotten. I hate that I had to stop the memories, but mostly I hate the reason I had to do it. Only truly disgusting and cold hearted people could take something so pure and innocent and make it ugly, and I won't let you do that to Kyron. I won't let you taint his beautiful memories with your evil and vicious thoughts, he deserves better than that.
I wish things were different, that the world was different. Kyron has some amazing followers. There are a few of his pages that I follow and it's wonderful to see the posts faithfully everyday. Thank you for not forgetting him and moving on to the next story. Thank you for fighting for him and keeping his face out there. It is people like you that prove there is still good in this world, and that is what will bring Kyron home.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!! Here is Desiree's, grab a tissue ;)
As the holidays approach I sit here and reflect on just how much our lives have changed in the past two and a half years. My sister recently asked followers of this site to have people that have never met Kyron, send her their stories of how they have been touched by Kyron. I thought about how Kyron has touched my life and I will share that but I would also like to share how others have touched my life during this horrible event in our lives. There is a special lady in Portland named Violet that has been sending me cards since June 4th. She has sent me the most compassionate and caring cards that I have ever received, she always seems to know exactly when I need it the most. There have been some days that have been very difficult; the only thing that made me feel better was the card that came in the mail that evening. It truly has inspired me.
A very nice couple in New York has also been following Kyron's story since that day and they have provided so much faith and love to our family. They have always reminded me of what to focus on during the hard times. Even after enduring Hurricane Sandy, they are less worried about their own lives and have sent another nice message reassuring me during this difficult time. They always remind me to have faith and that all will be set right. Thank you, Tom and Carol.
To all of my volunteers who have been here for me since the beginning, you have always helped me in the best way possible . . . by thinking of Kyron first and always upholding the mission to never quit and never give up. I would also like to send a special thank you to all of our Kyron followers and anyone who has ever helped Kyron's family whether it is by sending money, heartfelt thoughts and prayers or just stopping me in the grocery store to give me hug and remind me that it isn't about my pain and that I must keep going for Kyron. I never expected this type of outcome, but it sure reminds me of all of the caring people in the world, miracles are possible. And good can come from bad, eventually.
My family and friends for whom I would not be able to get through my daily life, you have always loved and supported me no matter what and I am eternally grateful for that. Most especially to my sister Kelly, thank you for always loving Kyron and for loving me even when I'm mad, when I am sad, and when I miss Kyron the most. I appreciate your heart, you are my inspiration. My mom and dad has always been my guide and have provided a home for me to come to when the world gets too horrible to cope with.
Kyron my savior-
On September 9th, 2002 Kyron was born and it saved me"¦ he saved me. You see late one night I had hit my low, as I laid there feeling sorry for myself, I said to myself I don't want to live anymore, please God take my pain away. That was when I heard a voice, I'm not sure if it was Kyron or God but it said, "it will be okay, it's all going to be okay, we will be okay." I realized while looking through teary eyes at him that I WAS going to be okay, that we were going to be okay. No matter how difficult I was feeling about all that I was enduring at the time I knew that I had to make it for him, for Quinn, and for us. The next day I got up after being in seclusion for two months and I got dressed and started my new life. I remember someone telling me that he thought he had lost me and he thought I wasn't going to make it. And I turned to him and said, "I am stronger than that." I knew at that point I wasn't going to give anyone that power again. At the time I thought it was the worst thing I would ever go through. And then June 4th, 2010 happened, that was when I realized that everything in my life was preparing me for the most difficult journey yet. Kyron I love you and miss you always.
I posted the last email I received this morning. Thank you to all of you who took the time to send me something. It really means alot to me and to Desiree. She loved being able to read about how Kyron has changed your life for the better, what mother wouldn't love that. Tomorrow for Thanksgiving I will post Desiree's for you to read. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and cherish every moment you have with the people you love.
You're with us every moment. We will never give up. You will come home. Nothing will stop us. I love you to the moon and back,
I don't know how many times I have started this email over.
Kyron is everyone's Little Man. He could be anyone of our children. He grabs my
heart because I am a Mom and and StepMom and I would never, ever
put my children in danger or even think of hurting any of my children.
He has family that loves him and so many that don't know him
that loves him. This isn't a neglected child, this is a child that is loved and
wanted by his parents, by the world.
I have never prayed as much as I have for Kyron. I ache for this child to come
home. I feel the sorrow that his parents feel (although I know it's not any-
where near what they feel), the angst, the anger and the frustration. Kryon
is on my mind everyday, all the time. Prayer helps me put things in perspective
(whatever perspective there is in this situation), and helps me feel that God will
bring Kyron home.
Kyron has changed my life because I care about a child I have never met. He
is a child that we all love and want home now. Desiree grabs my heart because
she is a loving Mom who trusted that her child would be safe and now he is gone.
Her strength and her love for her child is inspiring and I pray for her everyday.
She never publicly shows anger, which I'm sure she wants to, but she has true
grace. She is there to find Kyron, she's fighting for her child to come home. I don't
know how she does it, but she's inspired me to let the little things go and enjoy
my kids now.
Thank you for having these pages where we can share our thoughts of love and support.
Please let Kyron's parents know, that here in Ohio, we are loving their Little Man, praying
for him to come home, and we will always be here.
How Kyron changed my life:
From the very beginning I've felt that divine intervention drew me to Kyron for some reason. I love kids and watch like everyone else when there is some sort of news story regarding them. Kyron was different. I remember that first night and hearing about his story. I saw that picture of him at the science fair with the big smile and he captured my heart. I never followed a missing child story like I have Kyron's.
So how did he change my life? He reminded me that there is good in the world and that there are angels all around us. I've seen how a little boy that most of us have never met brought complete strangers together and those complete strangers have now become friends. I've seen how passionate we have all become when it comes to Kyron-in finding justice, in getting his face and name out there and getting him home. I've seen how generous people are with taking things to Kyron's Wall for those of us that don't live anywhere near it and in donating time and money to Kyron's cause.. I do believe there is something much greater at work here. Kyron is a special little boy who brought us all together for a reason and he;s going to show everyone that miracles do happen. Shannon R.
That sweet boy grabbed my heart the first time I seen his smile and those beautiful eyes, I can tell he is such a happy boy that has so much love to give! He was the first child that fueled my interest in finding missing children and the power of strength in numbers. I have seen so many wonderful things come from his family and Kyron Warriors, and he will come home from everyone's voices that have been raised to Jesus down to the detectives and police that work hard to make sure Kyron gets the justice that him and his family deserve. It shows how strong we can be when we band together and use social media to speak our minds and shout from the top of a mountain "WHERE IS KYRON". And I hope and pray when Kyron is found you share with us a video of him running to his Momma and keep us updated on how he is doing. You and your family have become a part of ours and we will do anything to help you out. Prayers are always lifted for his safe return, no child should be without those that love them.
I remember with vivid detail the first reports of Kyron missing. In my heart and soul I started Praying for him. At the time I felt he had ran off and got lost and that you would find him within a few hours. Sadly, that was not the case.
What has happened since that day has changed me in so many different ways that I am now a different human because of him.
I was fairly brand new to facebook, I had never followed any missing children's cases ever. Kyron jumped into my heart and this little cutie was missing in our community. I felt very strongly that he needed everyone's help. This was surely in the days and weeks to come, not going to end anytime soon. We all started groups in the begining, posting anything and everything we could find about Kyron and what could have happened to him. Fundraisers had started and many of us volunteered, anything we could do to help. Flyers were put up everywhere and anywhere I could find a free spot. Still on our cars to this day. We all were just sick to our souls for him and for all of you, his family that loves him so very, very much.
What I found amazing is the many many many loving people from everywhere in the world that wanted nothing more than to help find Kyron. I saw a spirit in people that blew my mind. In August of 2010 was when I started Words of Encouragement for Kaine and Kyron. There were many many pages dedicated to Desiree and I wanted to give Kaine some support as well. What transpired from that will forever live in my heart. Many people from all over the world sent messages of support to the entire family!! Little Prayers with giant amounts of love. They had to go somewhere, and what better place than Kyron's Wall of Hope!! So the Posters began. Being able to put these words and Prayers in a place all together, that these wonderful people could have their words in a place for Kyron has blessed me beyond anything I could of imagined in my life. He has given me more than I could ever repay in my lifetime. The group has changed to a page and is now Words of Encouragement for Kyron and his Family, and is still going. It will continue because so many people have fallen in love with Kyron and all of you.
Desiree, your son has touched my soul, changed my whole world. I made him a promise day one. I will never stop!! Not until your son is home safe in your arms. We will find him Desiree. That I am sure of.
It's so hard to put into words just what Kyron means to me. He has brought so much to my life "” it's hard to believe I have never met him personally. I wanted to take some time to jot down just how Kyron has made a difference in my life. I want him to see that out of tragedy there can be some good. These words are truly from the heart.
Kyron has inspired me...to make a point of giving my kids an extra kiss and hug each day, to not put my career and work ahead of my children, to not to get upset about "the little things", to take take more pictures and videos of my kids, to be mindful of procedures when dropping off my son at school and pick him up, to listen to my kids, to look at the world through the eyes of my son (he's 6) and my daughter (1.5 years), and to have fun and enjoy each day. I am a better parent and human being, because of Kyron.
Kyron is a true gift and I thank you for sharing your wonderful photos of him with all of us. I look forward to the day we can all say "he's finally home".
When Kyron first went missing I was horrified because my son is just about his age. And to think that he went missing from his school was even more terrifying. As parents, we send our kids to school each and every day and never think about them being abducted from that safe haven. Kyron's disappearance, for me, shattered our sense of security regarding school safety. As a result, I approached the Assistant Principal at my son's school and talked about safety. As a result, we now have a "call system" that informs parents when students aren't in class. Is it perfect? No. But, it's a start.
Oh My where do I start?
I have followed Kyrons story from day 1, and everyday since then. Kyron has taught me so many things, He has taught me that love is the most important thing a person can give, He has taught me that compassion for others is the second most important thing, He has taught me that there are so many, many people in this world have both love and compassion and are not afraid to show it. Kyron has taught me that family just isn't a word, it's a love that is thicker than blood, it's compassion that is deeper than the ocean. he has taught me that friends, that you have never even met in person can come together for a lifetime and always be there to lean on, to rant to, to cry with and to hope with. Kyron will always be in my heart. There's so many more things he has taught me, that extra hug, that extra kiss, that extra I love you everyday, That extra prayer for Kyron to be found every night. Without kyron even knowing it, He has entered our lives and placed a hand on our hearts.
Hearing Kyron's story has, literally, taught me to look up from the ground. Even in my 30's, I am shy. I have an anxiety disorder that makes me very uncomfortable whenever I leave the house. I look at the ground when I walk so I don't realize how many people are around me. I don't do well in crowds.
But Kyron, you make me look up. Every single day. And when I started, I realized that so many people pay very little attention to their children. I can't tell you how many parents or older siblings at my daughter's school drop off their 5 year olds in the kindergarten line behind the building and rush away, leaving them there alone. Or they bring them to the park and let them run off while they play on their phones or iPads. Kyron, because of you, I watch them. I watch them all in addition to my own daughter. I pay attention to who is walking around, the cars I see, the parents I see. When one of the little ones fall, or they need a tissue because they have a cold, I'm there - making sure they're OK if their parents are not. And I stay there, watching, until they're all safely in the school or until we leave wherever we are. My daughter gets an extra hug.
What would have happened if there were more parents looking up and paying attention that morning? Maybe you never would have had to go through this. I'm sorry there weren't more people paying attention, but I promise you..... I always will.
My little boy, Evan, is Kyron's age, same sweet smile, same glasses. Since Kryon went missing, I've learned to appreciate my children, even more than I thought possible. There isn't a day when I drop them off to school that the thought of Kyron isn't with me. I watch them enter the building before I drive away. I still feel a deep sense of loss and sympathy for Kyron's mother, and I always will.
I tell my loved ones every day i love them now. i tell them how much i appreciate them. Now i keep a watch for kids. If they are alone i find someone to be there. this summer a little girl was outside the pool entrance she was like 5 alone and looked scared. i got the lifeguard and we discovered the child had left the pool area, went out and her mom was sunbathing! the child thought her mom left her. Kyron has also made me more aware of the evil crazy people out there. I am also more compassionate when their is a human loss of any kind.
Kyron has really changed me in the fact I'm much more aware of children and their surroundings and Kyron being missing reminded me that I really need to let my kids know that I love them on a regular basis...has also made me more aware that we as a whole really need to be closer to our children and keep the lines of communications open. Through Kyron, I have managed to meet many wonderful friends. I am praying on a more regular basis than I was before. He's the worlds child that I will never forget. I find myself looking at more missing childrens flyers than I had before and keeping my eyes open for any other lost children as well...Kyron I would love to thank you for bringing so many wonderful people together as friends and would just love to give you a hug. Miss you so much lil guy and you just gotta come home..love n hugs, Jody W.
I lost my son several years ago to an accidental drowning, but losing a child is a tramma for any parent no matter how it happens. I look daily around me to see if I can find Kyron somewhere. Sadly I have not found him yet! But I keep looking. It has profoundly chaned my life in many ways. Children are a gift to us, and so very precious. In my case I know if I cant watch over him, he has the best babysitter in the world taking care of him. And I do believe the same for Kyron. I cannot bring my son back, but I keep praying that Kyron will return to his family. So ...do not stop looking, do not stop praying,,,bring Kyron home.
Kyron has changed my life quite a bit. I look at the pictures of this handsome little man and think how could anyone take this little man from his family and friends. I pray for Kyron and his family daily and think of Kyron 7 days a week plus a day.
First off I want to tell you how I got involved with his story. I was watching the news when I saw the story of Kyron and what had happened, and I got caught up in the story and have never let it go and will never let go until the handsome little man is home. There isn't a bad picture I have seen of him yet, and I doubt there is one out there.
The changes in my eyes are not small at all in my eyes. First off I now know what a Red-Eyed Tree frog is.
I have & wear the Kyron's warriors dog tag, wrist band (I have the green and the red, and you might notice when I sent this email the lettering is in red, one guess why) daily with both pride and sorrow. I wear the missing flier t-shirt, and the Kyron Horman foundation shirt almost daily.
In the attached pictures you will see a missing flier in the door of my Kar that goes up in the passengers/drivers side door when I'm not driving. I always keep them in my Kar and will go up when my Kar is parked. It works too. People see the laminated flier and ask questions about it, and I tell them, and about the web site(s). There is another flier that I put in the window of my home that will not go down until Kyron is home.
Kyron has made me aware of the plight of missing children. I no longer throw the fliers away of the missing children any more that I get in the mail until I have read them at least twice. Whenever I see a missing flier I now stop and read it. Kyron's story has changed me in ways that I never thought it would. I have created what is called "Fifty States in Fifty Days" page on facebook. I now myself and I encourage other people to download the Amber Alert App and go through those alerts. Too go through one state a day for fifty days straight looking and reading through the alerts and reading and looking at the pictures of all the missing. I have completed the journey quite a few times, and I will continue to do so even after Kyron is found and brought home.
Kyron's story has made me aware of other missing children like Lindsey Baum from Washington , Hailey Dunn from Texas, the missing cousins Lyric Cook and Elizabeth Collins from Iowa, and Andrew, Alexander, and Tanner Skelton from home state from Michigan in Morenci, and all the numerous others that are missing. The families need us and the missing kids need us to look at these fliers, and study the pictures because"¦they want to go home.
Kyron's story has made me aware that these kids have families, and they want us and need us to look at these photos and see their story. Kyron has become a part of me now. I see the photo's and the post that are on facebook and I can see how Kyron's family has grown. He has so MANY other brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandma's, grandpa's and most of all Friends. His family has grown tenfold and am proud to be a part of the crowd. I know the chances are even after he is found, that chances are I'll never get the honor to meet him. He lives in Oregon and I live in the other side of the country.
Kyron to you my friend. You have your family who loves you so VERY, VERY much, and when you are found you will be so proud to see what they have done for you to find you. Your family has grown my friend so much.
To Kyron's family I make this vow that I will not give up on him. Thank you for sharing the stories and the pictures of him. I treasure them immensely. You are blessed to have him in your life and you will be blessed again to have him in your life.
Kyron is out there somewhere, and we as Kyron's friends and family will not give up! For, we are strong, we are Kyron's Warriors! It will take a hell of a lot to defeat us!
My eyes have been widely open to the importance of my children. Not that they were never important before, because they have ALWAYS been my number 1. Kyron has shown me that the love they give is the best love a Mother could ever ask for, I think at times we all can look passed that with our kids. I really try not to now! My eyes have been open to just how important EVERYTHING they do is to me....even that annoying whine & argue! They are why I wake up..they are my life! Kyron has made me remember to NEVER miss a hug or a kiss, to say I love you as much as I can, which is ALWAYS! I enjoy so much more of my kids & my life because I have seen how fast & easy they can be ripped from you. Kyron has taught me how to LOVE better, not just my family, but EVERYONE! I really do consider myself a much better person...because of Kyron & Desiree! Desiree has shown me how to be strong & stand up for what I love & believe in...her strength is unbelievable!! Now we now why Kyron is able to inspire so many & change their lives!! He has an amazing family to teach him!
Kyron has also brought together so many WONDERFUL, LOVING people. I have met some of the greatest people I have ever come to know in my life...they will for sure be keepers <3 Kyron is one amazing young man!
My thoughts & prayers are with you all forever & always! Thank you for allowing me to tell you how much Kyron has touched me. I hope you feel the love that Kyron has touch my life with <3
My little boy, Evan, is Kyron's age, same sweet smile, same glasses. Since Kryon went missing, I've learned to appreciate my children, even more than I thought possible. There isn't a day when I drop them off to school that the thought of Kyron isn't with me. I watch them enter the building before I drive away. I still feel a deep sense of loss and sympathy for Kyron's mother, and I always will.
(This person didn't sign thier name to the email, so I'm assuming they want to remain anonymous.)
Here goes the first one..... (I'm going to copy and paste them excatly as they are.)
How Kyron has changed my life for the better,
I have given this a lot of thought, I could talk about how I pray all the time for him and other children that are missing, or how I cry a lot, how I have become almost obsessed with
looking at every child wondering if it is him, or how I have followed the case since it was first announced he was missing, but that is not going to be what this is about, this is going to be about love, strength, and prayer. Kyron has brought me closer to God, I had stopped praying for awhile as I was angry and confused with the Lord. As soon as I heard Kyron was missing my knees hit the floor and I have been praying ever since. Kyron has also changed my mind I have a niece from my bio family that reached out to me and I really didnt want anything to do with that part of my life. I answered that reach. My niece was a very troubled young lady and I have become her emotional support, she is now doing sooo much better and will soon be living with me. I would have missed out on all the love that she has given me and I her, as well as all the laughs. I have never met Kyron and never knew that I could love someone soo much that I have never met, nor did I know that a young man could affect my life or impact my life sooo much, that I did not even know. My kids are grown and I have wonderful loving grandkids and I always make sure I give them extra loves. Kyron your mom is soooo strong she has never given up, never stopped looking, and has gotten the world to look for you. Your mom has gone to lengths I did not even know
were possible. (bill boards on streets and trucks, fliers all the way around the world, the whole world Kyron that is just a small amount of work that she has done. She is an amazing mom.) Lol I am sure you already know how amazing she is.
Kyron I dont know if you will ever know how loved you are by soooo many people that you have never met or how many prayers were and are said for you, or how many lives you have impacted. You now have a much larger family lol.
I was thinking that since Thanksgiving is coming up I would like to try something. Over the next few weeks I want to hear from you. I want to know a positive way he has changed you, and I will start posting them on this site. Click on the link to send me your message and let me know if you want me to put your name or remain anonymous. You can always email it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to Justice 4 Kyron PO Box 725 Medford, Or 97501.
I'm doing this in hopes that some day soon when Kyron comes home maybe it will bring him comfort to have your words, and read about what a difference he made in your life.
To start it off I'll tell you mine......
I view and my family a little bit different now. (I have a lot of siblings so my immediate family is pretty large.) I appreciate them more. I see each one of us like a piece to a puzzle that without one it will never be complete, there will always just be this big empty space. But then we are all so very different, we have probably every personality trait thrown in there somewhere and when we don't agree you get to see them all. I see it differently now though; instead of just short tempered I see someone who loves deeply, but is afraid to show it, anxiety as empathy for the people around you and judgmental as a fear of not deserving the love they get, but what ties us all together is a mother's love. Not to discount my dad, because he's great too, but my mom is a soul that really shines. She's like gravity that reels you in and touches your heart and you'll never be the same. I've read a lot of the comments people have written about Desiree and what I see the most is how strong people think she is, how she keeps it together so well and that the only thing that shines through is the love for her child; well she had a good teacher.
Probably the most difference Kyron has made in my life though is my relationship with Desiree. Because of our age difference growing up, we weren't that close. We never had the same friends or even the same likes; we really are quite opposite. Kyron has brought us closer. Through our journey to bring him back to us I have really gotten to know her in a way I never did before, and now she is not just my sister, she is truly my friend. So, even though there is nothing I wouldn't do to bring him home or turn back time so he never had to experience this, I wouldn't change how it has changed me.
Wow! Just surpassed 11K! You all are truly amazing. Thank you so much for your continued support of Desiree and Kyron. A mother's love knows no bounds. We will get our answers and Kyron will come home to us. No matter how hard it is or what obstacles stand in our way we will never stop. We will find him and get justice for what has been done.
I'm sure you have noticed that I stopped the memories. :( There is a reason for this, and I wish I could give you an explanation as to why. Just know that as soon as I'm given the green light I will start them up again.
Another big thank you goes out to International Collision Repair for allowing the use of their facility and donating their time to Kyron's Car Wash!! We received 2 more checks today totalling $400, bringing it to $1000 all together raised. Thank you so much to all of you who helped!
On the last Jet Boat Excursion trip Kyron discovered honey. On the jet boat trip they have a private island that you stop at before heading back where they serve dinner. Well along with the main course they offer veggies and corn bread. Of course Kyron opted out on the veggies, but noticed people putting honey on their corn bread. After trying it he decided he loved it. By the end of the meal not only was he covered in honey, but he manged to get it all over the poor lady sitting next to him. (Momma)
A huge THANK YOU goes out to Stacey Green and all Kyron's World Soldiers for such a teriffic job with the car wash in Portland. We received a check today for $600. Thank you to all of you who came out and volunteered your time or brought in your car to be washed. The outpouring of love and support Kyron has received is truly amazing.
Together we will bring Kyron home!
We Promise We Will Find You!
We Will Never Stop!
(The pic attached is some little helpers that came out, courtesy of Beth, one of the administrators of Missing Kyron Horman FB.)
Our memories are bitter sweet, as we only met your sweet Mom since you have been gone. We see her love for you in her eyes. We feel her love for you in her kind ways. But we also see a sorrow as she waits for you to come home to her, and cover her with kisses and squeeze her tight with your hugs!
At Kyron's party this year Desiree asked us to bring a card with our favorite memory. Hear is one....
Kyron- Happy Birthday! My favorite memory of you is of you and Quinn riding your bikes at the campground. You boys were so happy together. When you weren't riding you'd check on Ernie - so sweet! But, your favorite spot in the entire camp was your mommy's lap!! Such a perfect spot. Such a beautiful family.
Happy 10th Birthday!
Today is your 10th birthday and unfortunately you cannot be here with us. We miss you so much that it hurts everyday. It especially hurts on days like today when you miss out on the things that are very important to you. You love birthdays because you love chocolate cake. We got you a Snicker's cake this year and it is kind of like that Rocky Road cake I made for you for your 6th birthday, you would love it. Everyone will be here and we will be sending you a bunch of red balloons up to the sky, I hope wherever you are that you can see them and know how much we love you. I was getting the house ready, cleaning and I used your little blue vacuum and it made me smile because it made me think of you. You always help me vacuum and I miss that. Those are the things that I remember and think about often, the everyday memories that I miss when I think of you. The hardest part of all of this is that we don't get to make new memories, so I try to hold onto the memories I have. I wish that you could be here for your birthday, but most of all I wish you could be back in my arms again, home safe and sound. I love you very much.
In July 2008 on their family trip to Disneyland Desiree purchased a box of cereal for the boys that had an Indiana Jones light up spoon in it. Kyron was so excited about the spoon he had to use it with every meal. Well the spoon piece ended up breaking off. Of course, Kyron was upset about it until he figured out he could use it as a flashlight. He then stood in front of the mirror, stuck it in his ear and opened up his mouth saying " look momma I can see the light."
Kyron is not a morning person. In the mornings he would come in the bedroom where Tony and I would be watching the news. All while not saying a word, he would hop up in the bed with me and just sit there cuddled up in his tie dye shirt until he was ready to start his day. (Momma)
Two in a teacup
Spinning "˜round and "˜round.
Chewing gum and lollipops
Make a funny sound
Sailing ships and submarines
In the ocean blue
Airplanes and kite strings
Tie me close to you
Sing a song of nonsense
It doesn't have to rhyme
Just you and me together
It happens every time.
Two on a joy ride
Walking hand in hand
Loving every moment
Isn't it so grand?
Balloons with bright ribbons
Floating through the air
Hop toads and butterflies
They're here, there, and everywhere
If I could make my world
This is how it would be
What a day this has been
Just my mom and me
Two in a teacup
Spinning "˜round and "˜round
You for me, and me for you
We laugh a joyful sound
We're happy as a turnip
Or mermaids in a pond
"˜Cause we're together
Again we're you and me
Two in a teacup
That's how the world should be.
Two in a teacup
That's how we'll always be.
Tonight Desiree and I will be leaving for Portland. The picture I'm posting now is Desiree and me when we were pregnant with Kyron and Mayson, where Kyron's true story begins. When I started putting the stories of Kyron on this site it wasn't just so you could get to know him, it was also to keep them from slipping away. We don't realize how we take those little moments for granted as we go about our lives. Yes we stop to take pictures here and there, but do we truly appreciate the moment. If there is one thing this has taught me it is to love wholeheartedly and without reservation because you don't know what tomorrow will bring, and the thing that terrifies me the most is that I'll start to forget, the sound of his voice will slowly slip away and there will be nothing new to replace it. We have missed out on more than 2 years of new memories that he should have been able to give us, and for him to have to wait another 2 is beyond unacceptable.
Tomorrow starts a new beginning in our fight to bring Kyron home. The needs of an adult should never be put above that of a child, EVER! Kyron needs to be home with his mother, so I implore you regardless of what faith you are or aren't please take a minute Wednesday morning and say a prayer for Kyron. Wear his button, bracelet, light a candle, whatever and pray the court show sympathy to Kyron and not grant this delay.
Our lives will never be the same without you, and our family can never be whole until you come home to us. You are loved more than words can say. Our pledge to you as always,
Yesterday"¦Kyron's brother Quinn got his driver's license. While we were sitting at the DMV, I was glowing from how proud I was of him and I couldn't help but think I wish Kyron was here because he would be so proud of him too. So I told Quinn. And he started laughing and said, "Mom remember my first time you took me out to learn the stick shift?" Picture this"¦Tony in the passenger seat, I am in the back seat with Kyron next to me, Quinn in the driver's seat. And you all remember the first time you started out in first gear. Oh yes the car bounced and jumped and pealed out, then came to a skidding stop. At which time Kyron looks over at me with the look of terror in his eyes and he says, "Momma, can I get out now?"
We laughed. We miss you Kyron and think of you every day. Love Momma & Quinn
Missing Kyron Horman's Facebook page has an update with a link to a petition to stop the delay in the civil trial. Please please please sign it and share it on your own Facebook page. Let's see how many we can get before the hearing on Aug. 15th. Together we can make a difference!
You will see many pictures of Kyron in a tie dye shirt; it is a shirt he made at Mayson's house one year. Tony donated one of his large t-shirts for the project, Kyron thought it was perfect even though it was huge on him. He loved it so much that we couldn't ever get him to not wear it. I had to make sure it was washed thoroughly and frequently and it had to be done by the time bedtime came around. I sleep with his tie dye shirt to this day; I keep it under my pillow. I feel like Kyron is with me each night. I miss you very much. Love, Momma
(This is my son, Mayson's, fav memory, but he couldn't remember all the details so Desi wrote it out for him.)
It was the winter before Kyron went missing and Tony and I decided that Kyron was ready for a big boy fishing pole. He had been fishing with his Spiderman fishing pole since he was 2 and it was time for an upgrade. So we got him a new fishing pole for Christmas. Tony also picked out a tackle box and a bunch of lures that we knew he would love, all without hooks of course. He sat for hours and got his tackle box just right. Knowing that it would be months before he could go fishing was agony for him. On March 28, 2010 he took Mayson into the backyard to show him just how to cast. He was so excited; his first fishing trip of the year with Tony was scheduled for the weekend that he went missing. He never got to go. We miss you Ky! Love, Momma
Kyron is a kid who likes bugs from afar. When they were younger my son, Mayson, had gotten stick bugs. If you have never seen a stick bug they are actually pretty cool. When you blow on them they put their arms up and dance in the wind. Mayson was just dying to show Kyron how they could dance. So here is Mayson holding them and blowing on them and Kyron all the way by the front door saying "yeah that is so cool," but refusing to come any closer until he put them away. Oh how I miss seeing my two little peas in a pod together. (Auntie Kelly)
Kyron started calling me Momma when he was 2 years old. Because I didn't really like it when he first said it, I asked him why he was calling me that instead of Mom all of the sudden. He told me, "because you are a Momma and it is better than just a Mom." Because he liked it so much I said it was okay and it kinda stuck . . . now I would give anything to hear him say that to me or yell it from the bedroom again.
Happy 4th of July Kyron. Wish you could have watched the fireworks last night. Even though you weren't there, you're always with us. Love you to pieces sweet boy!
(Papa, Nana, GG, Auntie Kelly, Mayson, Connor & Sierra)
There have been some comments made about the donation total going down, and I would like to address that. The reason for this was because, unfortunetly, the money came back insufficient and so I had to delete it. It really saddens me that there has been some backlash from this. The whole purpose for starting this site is because I will do anything to bring Kyron home. I see the grief my sister carries with her everyday, and in a situation where I feel completly helpless it is something I can do to make a difference. It amazes me how one little boy can have such a huge impact.
For all of you who have supported Kyron and all the efforts we have made to bring him home; there will never be the words to say it just right, but from the bottom of our hearts Thank You.
Kyron's Favorite Past time"¦.
Ever since Ky was a baby and Quinn was 8 we have danced together in our living room"¦we often turn up the music and just dance. It makes you smile. I often think of our dances and how much Kyron loves it. When it is hard, I can close my eyes and I still see him dancing in the living room with his brother playing air guitar to the music. I would occasionally play some new music just to see their reaction, the last one, New Kids on the Block. Oh yeah and Kyron loves "The Right Stuff". Who would have thought they would make a comeback!
Kaine wanted our son to be named with a K, and that was hard to do with a boy's name, we gave it a good college try to no avail. Kaine came up with the suggestion that we name him either Kermit or Kasper. And that was the day the frogs started; from that moment on everything was frogs, gifts, toys, shirts, etc. Ky loved it.
When Kyron was little he had a hard time saying the word ridiculous. He used to tell us that's
ree-dic-alus (spelled the way he said it) and then laugh his belly laugh and we would all start laughing with him.
(Papa & Nana)
My brother was young, around 4 or so. After I finished using my chapstick I handed it to Kyron, thinking he might want to put some on his lips. As I turned back around to retrieve it from him I realized he had eaten the entire thing in one mouthful. Almost simultaneously as he is trying to chew it he is also getting that look on his face, as if to say, "What in the world kind of candy is this?" He says to me, "What kind of Starburst is this." Well my mom and I laughed so hard that she almost drove off of the road. Kyron didn't understand what was so funny until we told him it was chapstick, and Mom said, "Ky go ahead and spit it out, please spit it out, you don't have to eat that." Then he decided it was funny enough to laugh at too.
One of the stories we think of often when we think of Ky.
(From, Quinn (Ky's older brother)
Before Kyron went missing he used to spend the night at our house quite often. My oldest son and him are the best of friends. Every time he would stay I would set up a cot to sleep on. Well Kyron always wanted to sleep on one of the bunkbeds instead because it was more comfortable, so at night time Kyron and Mayson would get together and convince Connor (my youngest son) that sleeping on the cot was the coolest thing and that he should sleep on it (this way Kyron would be able to have the more comfortable bed).
It was almost September 2002 and we really hadn't come up with an appropriate name for Kyron. We looked everywhere, in every book available. Well by the time I was 8 months pregnant, I had been in labor for a month, I was ready to be done being pregnant, I decided to go to a movie. I thought why not spend the afternoon in the air conditioning so I went to see the movie "Sum of All Fears." Well there is an actor in the movie who spells his/her name "Ciaran"; well anyway I was trying to pronounce it in my head to figure out how you say it. Well I suddenly said "Kyron" and I went ooooh, I like that. Needless to say I told Kaine when I got home and he agreed, we decided that Kyron it was and we spelled it Kyron.
A few people have asked me about using Paypal. Although this site is completly secure, we have now set up an account for that should you chose to go that route. The email address is email@example.com. Thank you!
Starting Monday I want to start something new. I want all of you to truly get to know the little boy you are fighting so hard for. Every couple of days I will post a fact or memory of Kyron and what family member or friend it came from. Make sure you like this site on Facebook so you can see the posts and don't forget to share it!
I have had a few people ask about sending a check to us for a donation. Desiree has opened a PO Box local to us in Medford for this. Justice for Kyron PO Box 725 Medford, Or 97501. Don't worry if you sent it to the Hope for Kyron PO Box in Tualatin. The wonderful people at Missing Kyron FB will still be forwarding everything to Desiree. Thank you so much for all the support. Please keep sharing!!
I received some info yesterday that the site was not accepting donations. Apparently gofundme was experiencing technical difficulties, but that has now been fixed. Thank you to all of you who let me know. You can once again make a donation. Kelly
June 4, 2010 is the day that Kyron disappeared and our nightmare began. It has been four years now and we still don't know where Kyron is. Our hearts were broken the day the unthinkable happened, a day there is no moving on from. Each day we live with the unknown, while silently praying today is the day he comes home to us. Our nightmare will not end until Kyron is home.
For the past four years, people have come together in support of Kyron and our family and we ask for your continued support. As we are standing together we ask you to stand with us. Fight for the little boy who has touched so many hearts. Help us bring Kyron home.
Initially this site was set up for donations to help with the civil suit Desiree filed against Terri Horman in the disappearance of our Kyron. While she still believes Terri has the answers we so desperately seek, it was in Kyron's best interest that the civil suit was withdrawn. However, this does not mean we are giving up or going away. We will do whatever it takes to bring Kyron home to us. Donations to this site will now be used in our continued search to bring Kyron home.
(This site is monitored by Kelly Ramirez, Desiree Young's sister.)
Kyron, The first time I saw you and heard your story my heart broke for you and your family. I pray that you are found safe and sound and returned home quickly. I can't imagine the pain your family suffers as time goes on. Whoever took Kyron if you have a shred of decency in you needs to be a human being and tell where Kyon is. For I have no doubt you read his pages.
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