Last night I found out the most devastating news. Caemon, the son of Jodi and Timaree over at C is for Crocodile , passed away yesterday morning. He was 3 years and 5 months old.
It’s funny how the internet works. I never met Caemon or his moms. I’ve only been reading about him since he was about 5 months old when I stumbled across their blog. But through all the stories and all the pictures over the years, I feel like I knew him.
A few months ago, Caemon was diagnosed with Leukemia – a very rare strain of it. All of a sudden the pictures went from a vibrant little boy, to a very sick one. It happened so fast. They live near a hospital that is the expert in the nation for this type of leukemia, so surely he would get through this, right? He had a bone marrow transplant right before Christmas, and everyone was so hopeful that this was it – he was going to be okay. Thousands of people poured love and hope onto this family. But it wasn’t enough this time.
I cried for Caemon last night – this little blond haired boy I never met. I know there are many more people out there who were/are crying too. I feel so sad for his mothers as they reel with grief right now.
Caemon was a gift to this world. He showed people what it meant to fight like hell. He inspired so many people. He was a beautiful soul and he will be missed. Rest in peace, sweet Caemon.