Support Super Xander and his family
Emily and Jeff Cormier have two beautiful kids, a 3 yr old and a 6 year old. Emily just had a surgery done on her stomach. But on Thurday May 7th Jeff and Emily went to pick their 6 year old up from school. Xander suffers from asthma and had a severe asthma attack after the school bell rang and he went several minutes without oxygen and was unconscious before he got to the hospital and now is on life support. They have no family near or that can help and Jeff is the only one working and won't leave his sons side but will have to soon . Xander is a fun loving kid who pretends to be a superhero and has dreams of growing up to be an inventor to make the world a better place so he will be a superhero in his own way. They need help with bills, funeral cost and living expenses any thing you can do would be greatly appreciated even if you can't donate please keep this family in your well wishes and prayers they can use all they can get.
update : Please hold your children close this weekend. As painful as this is to say, Xander doesn't have much time left on this earth. He has many loves in his short life but he loved to be loved and he needs all the love he can get.
Full story please know it is heartbreaking
So full story on what happened because sharing helps me and it will help answer some peoples questions. Xander has had allergies and asthma his whole life. We had a few close calls when he was a baby. But we managed. He has had a nebulizer for when he got wheezy. Tree pollen is one of his triggers and it has been high the last week. Nothing new for us, he had a precautionary treatment before school. At lunch he tends to see the nurse she checks his breathing and she gives him a puff of his inhaler if he needs it. This was the case Thursday. Nothing new or unusual Xander gets off the bus walks home and he had a slight wheeze. Emily noticed and started giving him his breathing treatment. During the treatment he went down. She gave him a shot from the EpiPen and called me at work as this is happening and screams to call 911 because he stopped breathing. I call as I run to my car and got home within a minute as I work 1/2 mile from home. I get in the door and my neighbor is on the phone with 911 and I start doing chest compressions on his pale lifeless body. Police are there in a minute or two and EMTs moments later. They work on him with all of their hears and tears in their eyes and bring him to mercy hospital in Lorain/Amherst and there were so many people in their working on him trying to bring him back. One nurse had even sent her 3 y/o to daycare in the same shirt Xander was wearing. There were so many tears in there and I was by his side as Emily was with Kali in the family waiting room. Xander was out for nearly an hour and they were on their last try to get his vitals back and finally a glimmer of hope came when a nurse found a pulse. Life flight was called and he was sent to UH rainbows children's hospital here in Cleveland. We had our hope. Ran home to grab essentials and then right here. Xander was stable but not awake. Had to send the hardest email to his amazing Vermilion Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Lawson to break it to her that neither one of us would be attending the field trip to a farm I was chaperoning for his class Friday. He has been asking to go this farm for years and been talking about it for weeks. Through out Thursday night and Friday it became evident that Xander's heart is the only organ working. He is on a ventilator for his breathing and sadly failed every test for brain activity. He was in the 99th percentile in reading and math assessments in the nation for his grade and he was to grow up to be an inventor. He loves science. Xander was truly gone immediately on our living room floor as soon as he went down. It is my full belief right now that everything was done right by everyone involved and nothing could have stopped it from happening. Going back home to where it happened is going to be so hard for us but we have nearly 2 amazing years of memories to help get past the last 5 minutes we were in there. Time will tell if that is enough as neither one of us wants to step through that door again. And for those that have asked us about our 3 year old daughter Kali she saw every event unfold I front of her. She knows Xander is sleeping but doesn't know yet that he isn't going to be getting back up. She adores her big brother 'Yander' as she says it. They are best friends. The photo of him of superman was from Halloween. She was 'girl superman' because she wanted to be just like him. The councillors here have talked to her and will be there when he is gone and we have to tell her. Our hearts are broken in every way imaginable but if he can feel any pain we don't want to cause him any more by holding out for false hope. If there was any evidence that he would make any recovery us and the medical team would peruse it. There is not.
05/16/2015 Looks like today's 4pm balloon launch should see dry skies, but probably not dry eyes. I have seen people coast to coast that will be participating. It means a lot to us and we can use the distraction. Pick your favorite color latex balloon fill it up with helium and attach a note or picture for Xander. Add #SuperXander so if someone sees it and shares where it lands
We will continue to fight and spread awareness of the possible lethal combination of asthma and allergies. We did everything right and still couldn't help him. If one parent out there takes their child's condition more seriously now and can see that this can and does happen in a blink of an eye than it continues Xander's dream of being a superhero if one life is saved. I will talk to and warn anyone that wants to listen to me as painful as it is to relive the situation. Hold those babies tight..
We will never forget our best friend Xander Kruiz Cormier.
Emily and Jeff I cant express the feelings I am going thru so I know I have no idea what you guys are going through please know I am always here for you no matter what time or day or moment I will be there. Poor Kali is trying so hard to make sense of all of this but she is only 3 time will help her and you guys supporting her the way you do will make it make sense in time Love you guys always I miss Xander already. I see his smile everywhere
My sweet, funny and loving Grandson. You cannot imagine the heartache this Grandma is going through. I will miss your touch, your laugh and your brilliance. Now you are a star and superhero in heaven, Nana Beverly and Grandpa Yogi will be holding your hand and playing in the fields with you. No more allergies, no more asthma . You are now free to fly and soar my Little Prince. Please visit me in my dreams, I have missed you for so long. :'(
We lost out 10 year old grandson Colton on Dec 11th. It was very similar......it came so fast ....we lost him in minutes. Not anything like his attacks in the previous 9 years. Nothing worked...911 and the hospital could not save him. It was just before Christmas ....our hearts still ache with his loss. GoFunfMe in his name helped with funeral cost. No parent is prepared to plan a funeral for a small child. People opened their hearts and wallets.his parents donated thru LifeBanc to help other children. (Eye, heart valves )
If we could take your pain away we would, if you would allow us to embrace you for comfort we will. That is what parents do, they love, they sacrifice and suffer for their children. But to lose a child is something no words can be offered to help the pain. Jeffrey my son, Emily my daughter-in-law and even little Kali, know that we love you and have never stopped loving you all. That is what family is about. Acceptance , love, forgiveness and sticking together to get through the hard times . I hope, no, I know we will see Xander again. His love will forever be with us, his blood will always be running in our veins, pumping through our hearts reminding us he is still here. We have to honor his memory by living life as he would have wanted to, have adventures, be silly, love unconditionally. Our hearts are not just broken but shattered, time will help but the loss is eternal. You know I would give my last breath for any one of my kids or grandchildren, never underestimate the power of love. We love you all, hope to be with you all again. Mom and Mike, aka: Grandma and Gumpa
my deepest sympathy to you and your family I lost my son 5 months ago asthma and food allergies he was 7 years old nope a man should have to go through this I started a foundation for asthma and food allergies its called Josephshelpinghand.it was a way to get back to others to help family is not a goat through what we went through my prayers are with you god bless your little angel
I'm extremely sorry for the loss of your beautiful little boy... I have a son that is exactly one week older than Xander. When I read about your precious baby, I couldn't help but start bawling. My heart aches for your family... God bless you and may you have the strength to heal. I will be holding my boys close in the memory of your angel.
Im sure my words can't take the pain away of losing Xander... Im more than sorry to hear about your loss Emily and Jeff. Reading all the posts about your little super hero angle is so heart warming yet heart breaking. Remember everyone love on your kids daily you never know when they will be gone....
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I did not know him but hearing all of the lovely things people have to say about him, he seems pretty incredible (as im sure he was). I cant imagine the hurt you and your family are feeling right now, but please know you have my deepest sympathy for this beautiful soul.