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Our sweet, smart little boy has been battling illness for 3 weeks now. The doctors have confirmed meningitis but are still waiting on culture and test results to know which kind. Leland is so strong and has been so brave. It pains me so much to see my baby like this. I'm crying as I type. He has been at children's hospital for 6 days now. He has several teams of multiple doctors working with him and treating him. He's on 10 different medications and they all have terrible side effects. He's soiled himself a few times from the medication as well. He has had bad headaches, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and now his eyes are crossed and he can't focus on anything without his eyes moving and seeing double. The thing we ask for most is prayers for fast healing, smart doctors, less pain, and no long term effects. We do have insurance but there will be our deductible to pay and plus whatever bill we get from the hospital that insurance didn't cover. Plus eating and buying new underwear and special diet foods for Leland have added up. Plus all the costs before we got here with paying for tests out of pocket and emergency room copays and medications. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please continue to pray for our boy. So many of you have offered to help and we are so thankful to have such wonderful family and friends. I know we are far from everyone since we are in Atlanta so I thought this might be an easy way for those of you who want to, to help. I have no idea what costs we will accrue but this page will me a good starting point. Please share and pray and let others know that sometimes cases aren't straight forward. I'm glad I decided to go ahead and bring him to Egleston! Thank you everyone and we love you all!
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Thank you all so much for still thinking about our Leland and praying for us. Everyday is a recurring nightmare that never ends. We still can't believe that he is no longer here with us. The holidays are fast approaching and we still need your prayers to get through them. I am working hard on the website and blog and also my book. It helps me to be able to talk about him and spread awareness. I am also doing tons of charity work and trying to help as many others as I can. I have asked people to use the pay it forward cards and to do good deeds in honor of Leland and help spread his story and awareness about this awful amoeba. I have also asked others to adopt a child for Christmas and help give a less fortunate child a good holiday. Thank you all for supporting me in everything I do and for helping me get through each day without my Leland. Cherish your children and take tons of pictures. It may be all you have left one day.
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Thank you all for the support and the prayers for our family. This has been so unbelievably difficult and we still can't believe that Leland is no longer here on Earth with us. Everyday is a struggle and everyday I break down multiple times. I cry so hard that I don't see how there are tears still coming out. I cry so hard that I lose track of time and my face hurts. We have been clinging close to God and talking out to Leland everyday. His note was a blessing and he is still giving us little signs here and there. No one should ever have to live without their child. We are now living the unimaginable. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We love each and every one of you. God bless!
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Thank you everyone. I'm looking into soil testing and things like that. And we're beyond thankful to everyone for everything. We are making it through each day even though each one is so painful. We take them minute by minute right now! We love you all for all of the support from around the world!
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I can't thank you all enough for sharing about Leland and sharing your own personal stories with us. I pray for those of you who have a lost a child as well. My life is forever changed and forever saddened. He was my angel and my best friend. I feel like he has made us friends with strangers! Thank you all again. We love you. God bless!
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Karen Kolbinsky
29 months ago
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You aren't alone in your pain even though right now you feel totally alone. You are walking through a dark valley .. Jesus is with you even though you can't see HIM.. I don't say this lightly. I TOO lost a child I loved and I feel your pain, hear your heart and know it seems like you may never again "feel" anything but what you are right now. Please hold on through the darkness and don't forget to love, laugh and LIVE for the sake of everyone else around you (especially your husband and any other children) for your sake as much as for theirs. I'd have gladly died in my daughter's place and would have gone into the grave with her if I could have. The truth is I didn't and I know it's the very last thing she would have wanted. Sounds like your precious son understood that as well.. Praying for you!

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Carol Lani Johnson
29 months ago
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Message me if you ever want to talk. My son, Christoffer crossed over at 6 in 1989. He was very remarkable as well, and we found lots of messages from him after...You CAN live through this, dear ones. And you are connected, and will realize it more as time goes on and your energy raises to match his. ♥

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Tinker Crippen Stasiulaitis
29 months ago
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So sorry to hear of the loss of this child. My heart aches for your family. We will be praying for the comfort of the Lord God to be with you .

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Melanie Taylor
29 months ago
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May God bless and confort your family all the days of your lives until you see him again.

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Karen Kolbinsky
29 months ago
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Thank you for sharing the sweet message left by your beautiful son. it's been said that when it comes to life "quanity of years" can't compare to "quality" lived by the people we've loved who have loved us. I also lost a daughter I had loved like you loved your son. It's so hard to face the truth and reality of "death" when it seems so final. No hope of "healing" in this present world. For my husband and me it was very sudden so we just had to face the cold, hard facts and do what we had to do.. I pray for you and your family and thank the Lord you had closure with such a precious son who is waiting to greet you at "the gates".. those same gates where our daughter and our departed loved ones wait ever watching for us to "come home" to the Same Father in Heaven Jesus returned to .. He is coming soon to take us all who believe back to the same holy heaven. No more crying , sighing or dying.. We will live with them forever covered with pure peace, love and joy.. Look UP! HEAVEN IS REAL..

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Kevin Schultz
29 months ago
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss...Devastating. Thoughts and prayers to Leland and his family...Godspeed

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Rhonda Hall
29 months ago
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My heart goes out to the family of this amazing beautiful lil boy i know the pain of losing a child and no parent should have to may god comfort you in these times and know he is always with you

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Richard Jennifer Kelty
29 months ago
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Sorry to hear about your loss. What a beautiful note to leave you.

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Tamra Satterfield Reddin
29 months ago
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Lots of prayers lil man get well

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Keith Milliner
27 months ago

Dear Amber, at this extremely difficult time for you and your loved ones, be strong, both for Leland's memory and for the rest of your family, they need you to set an example and your little boy wrote to you that he is there for you. I know it is terribly hurtful, but you did your best, you gave the opportunity for all of you to have love and comfort so again, be strong, the hurt will never go away but it will diminish and the fond memories will take over. I hope with all of my heart that you get through this and go on to greater peace.

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Chala M. Brooks
29 months ago

Amber, you all take all the time you need. Leland is with you all always. I don't know you all personally but that doesn't matter when you love people and want to be there for them. Both of my sons have Neurological disorders, the oldest a Seizure Disorder and the youngest, nerve pain that triggers migraines. I've been fighting for both of them for years and it gets to you because Mom should be able to fix it but I'm doing everything I can. It hurts and I let myself go through my emotions, then I get back up and fight again. I'm here if you ever need me. Leland has a special place in my heart and you all do too. Be blessed!

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Jessica Lynn Graybill Hodges
29 months ago

So.sorry for your loss, This story touched my heart.Your precious 6 year old left you a note is so unselfish. I'm crying with you..May you see his life in everything you do and be proud ..

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Roger Burgan
29 months ago

Weeping with you... Thank you for sharing the message he left, he has touched many hearts. 2 Sam. 12:23

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Gabrielle Bright
29 months ago

Sadness and grief can never bring back your beautiful son. Light, happiness and memories. They will give you strength. Remember you gave him all your love and he sent you his and will for ever more.

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Joan Palmer
29 months ago

I am absolutely speechless. I cannot imagine your pain. God be with you !!

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Kimm Esser
29 months ago

May you find comfort and peace in the knowledge that your child is no longer suffering. So sorry for your loss,

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Martha Pacheco
29 months ago

I'm So Sorry for Ur loss, Sending Prayers To u and ur family

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Clarissa Ricks
29 months ago

Lots of love and light to you all. ♥

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Tina Harris
29 months ago

Praying for peace for you and your family. ❤️

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Lenzie Wrye
29 months ago

prayers for Leland

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JAMES LAPORE
27 months ago

God bless you, Rest in peace, you are an angel.

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27 months ago
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Matthew Ley
27 months ago

Saw the pic on MSN of his note. So sweet. Good luck...thinking of you in NE.

SM
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Stefano D. M.
27 months ago

Dear Amber and Timmy, i even don't know you or Leland personally, but we write sometimes by Facebook. I hope in future you will find peace and find a way living with this tragedy that touches me so much. Thank you for the bracelet. I will wear it in honour of Leland. Be there for LoLo. Love & peace from germany. Big hugs to all of you.

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27 months ago
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Karen Kolbinsky
29 months ago
8
8

You aren't alone in your pain even though right now you feel totally alone. You are walking through a dark valley .. Jesus is with you even though you can't see HIM.. I don't say this lightly. I TOO lost a child I loved and I feel your pain, hear your heart and know it seems like you may never again "feel" anything but what you are right now. Please hold on through the darkness and don't forget to love, laugh and LIVE for the sake of everyone else around you (especially your husband and any other children) for your sake as much as for theirs. I'd have gladly died in my daughter's place and would have gone into the grave with her if I could have. The truth is I didn't and I know it's the very last thing she would have wanted. Sounds like your precious son understood that as well.. Praying for you!

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Carol Lani Johnson
29 months ago
4
4

Message me if you ever want to talk. My son, Christoffer crossed over at 6 in 1989. He was very remarkable as well, and we found lots of messages from him after...You CAN live through this, dear ones. And you are connected, and will realize it more as time goes on and your energy raises to match his. ♥

+ Read More
Tinker Crippen Stasiulaitis
29 months ago
3
3

So sorry to hear of the loss of this child. My heart aches for your family. We will be praying for the comfort of the Lord God to be with you .

+ Read More
Melanie Taylor
29 months ago
2
2

May God bless and confort your family all the days of your lives until you see him again.

+ Read More
Karen Kolbinsky
29 months ago
2
2

Thank you for sharing the sweet message left by your beautiful son. it's been said that when it comes to life "quanity of years" can't compare to "quality" lived by the people we've loved who have loved us. I also lost a daughter I had loved like you loved your son. It's so hard to face the truth and reality of "death" when it seems so final. No hope of "healing" in this present world. For my husband and me it was very sudden so we just had to face the cold, hard facts and do what we had to do.. I pray for you and your family and thank the Lord you had closure with such a precious son who is waiting to greet you at "the gates".. those same gates where our daughter and our departed loved ones wait ever watching for us to "come home" to the Same Father in Heaven Jesus returned to .. He is coming soon to take us all who believe back to the same holy heaven. No more crying , sighing or dying.. We will live with them forever covered with pure peace, love and joy.. Look UP! HEAVEN IS REAL..

+ Read More
Kevin Schultz
29 months ago
1
1

I am so sorry to hear of your loss...Devastating. Thoughts and prayers to Leland and his family...Godspeed

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Rhonda Hall
29 months ago
1
1

My heart goes out to the family of this amazing beautiful lil boy i know the pain of losing a child and no parent should have to may god comfort you in these times and know he is always with you

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Richard Jennifer Kelty
29 months ago
1
1

Sorry to hear about your loss. What a beautiful note to leave you.

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Tamra Satterfield Reddin
29 months ago
1
1

Lots of prayers lil man get well

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Keith Milliner
27 months ago

Dear Amber, at this extremely difficult time for you and your loved ones, be strong, both for Leland's memory and for the rest of your family, they need you to set an example and your little boy wrote to you that he is there for you. I know it is terribly hurtful, but you did your best, you gave the opportunity for all of you to have love and comfort so again, be strong, the hurt will never go away but it will diminish and the fond memories will take over. I hope with all of my heart that you get through this and go on to greater peace.

+ Read More
Chala M. Brooks
29 months ago

Amber, you all take all the time you need. Leland is with you all always. I don't know you all personally but that doesn't matter when you love people and want to be there for them. Both of my sons have Neurological disorders, the oldest a Seizure Disorder and the youngest, nerve pain that triggers migraines. I've been fighting for both of them for years and it gets to you because Mom should be able to fix it but I'm doing everything I can. It hurts and I let myself go through my emotions, then I get back up and fight again. I'm here if you ever need me. Leland has a special place in my heart and you all do too. Be blessed!

+ Read More
Jessica Lynn Graybill Hodges
29 months ago

So.sorry for your loss, This story touched my heart.Your precious 6 year old left you a note is so unselfish. I'm crying with you..May you see his life in everything you do and be proud ..

+ Read More
Roger Burgan
29 months ago

Weeping with you... Thank you for sharing the message he left, he has touched many hearts. 2 Sam. 12:23

+ Read More
Gabrielle Bright
29 months ago

Sadness and grief can never bring back your beautiful son. Light, happiness and memories. They will give you strength. Remember you gave him all your love and he sent you his and will for ever more.

+ Read More
Joan Palmer
29 months ago

I am absolutely speechless. I cannot imagine your pain. God be with you !!

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Kimm Esser
29 months ago

May you find comfort and peace in the knowledge that your child is no longer suffering. So sorry for your loss,

+ Read More
Martha Pacheco
29 months ago

I'm So Sorry for Ur loss, Sending Prayers To u and ur family

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Clarissa Ricks
29 months ago

Lots of love and light to you all. ♥

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Tina Harris
29 months ago

Praying for peace for you and your family. ❤️

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Lenzie Wrye
29 months ago

prayers for Leland

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