Posts Tagged ‘Neuroblastoma

16
Jan
09

A long week of love…

My son died one week from today, last Friday, January 9th, 2009.  He was an amazing boy, and I am so thankful for the five years that I have had with him!  God truly blessed us with a miraculous  precious gift.
He is so missed, and we are grateful for his love of God, and that he is not uncomfortable or in pain and is enjoying his time for eternity.  Caden loved to come down to my studio and ask for scraps to make sculptures of his own.  I will post some of these at a later date.  Make a Wish foundation sent us to Disney World after his second diagnosis of Neuroblastoma cancer.  While we were there we went to Sea World.  Noel and he loved Shamu and they both got a stuffed toy orca.  I saw that they had carved orca tails for sale, but we didn’t purchase any.  I carved these tails for the kids to remember their trip out of walnut wood for Christmas.  We loved that the tails were to remind the kids to believe and follow their dreams.  My brother, myself, Peter and Chad, my brother-in-laws carried his casket to the waiting grave.  At the graveside memorial for Caden I took some pictures with a friends camera of the casket with the angels at the corner and of the calalilies on top of the casket and the tree behind lit up by the late day sun that came out after our friend Tom prayed in his rememberance.  His body is resting in this beautiful spot nestled in the woods of the rolling hills of Kansas just a stones throw from my Great – Great Grandfathers Homestead foundation and well.  Caden’s story is one of courage, bravery, faith, joy and love.  Please read more here.   My wife wrote a striking and poignant poem that truly speaks to our Mr. C and his five wonderful years of life, from the day he was born May 5, 2003 during the tornado to the point when he was free last Friday, January 9, 2009.

Orca Tails Carved For My Kids for Christmas

Orca Tails Carved For My Kids for Christmas

Mr. C - His Kindergarten Picture

Mr. C - His Kindergarten Picture

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 We love you, Caden, One of Joy, our Little Warrior.

Capture the heart of the King.

“Drink the wind”, Ride the baby lion!

Shine your light; Twinkle bright so we can See you at night.

Fish, Build, Play, Run fast.  Fly into the sunrise. 

Live your Dreams now and Forever.

We won’t forget the Treasure you are

Precious little guy who brought us such joy,

A gift we can never replace.

Go with God!

Be at piece with no more pain.

Be Free!  Be one with the Savior.

Love forever in His open arms.

Eat from the Tree of Life

Fruit of Forgiveness.

Days without end…

by Shannon White Copyright 2009

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16
Dec
08

Caden White Silicone Wrist Bands and other items for Christmas and support

My son Cadenrelapsed with Neuroblastoma cancer on November 7th, 2008,  and to help spread the word, support him and to let people know to be praying for him, I had some silicone wrist bands made that are made the same way as the Lance Armstrong blacelets.  All proceeds will go to his fund “The Caden White Irrevocable Trust”.  Purchase them here.  Also, I am offering “Tiny Mantel Clocks by Darin” for sale with the proceeds after cost going to his fund.  I will customize them as needed, with the price varying independent to what is required.  I have solid walnut wood, poplar wood and frosted acrylic with varying face styles.  Please contact me to discuss these further.  I will try and set up a PayPal setup for this as well.

Caden White Silicone Wrist Band

Caden White Silicone Wrist Band

Color Choices for Caden White Silicone Wrist Bands

Color Choices for Caden White Silicone Wrist Bands

Also, I have posted this before, but as it is Christmas time and this also supports my son please check out
Swede at Heart for Caden’s Sterling Silver Hope Necklace.  She gives a very large portion to support Caden. 
Thank you Ann!

Caden's Hope Sterling Necklace

12
Dec
07

Caden White – Hope Necklace

Since it is near Christmas time, and we have had multiple requests for Caden’s Hope Necklace information again, I am reposting this previous post. 

We had an article written up in the Lawrence Journal World about Ann selling these at the recent Lawrence Art Center Holiday Art Fair.
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Below is the original post: 

Caden's Hope Sterling Necklace

Our friend Ann who produces a beautiful jewelery line, is offering a necklace especially for our son Caden as a way of helping out with his medical costs. This is an amazingly sweet gesture, and the jewelery is very well designed and made. I cannot thank Ann enough for her support in this way and the many other ways that she has helped us. Thank you Ann! Click on the above image or go to the page on her website for more information or click here.

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For an update on Caden you can go to http://cadenwhite.com .  He is scheduled for surgery this Friday, December 14th.  We appreciate your prayers.

If you have more questions contact me by email:

Thank  you,

Darin White

15
Nov
07

Destination Postcard Show Opening on 11/16/07 from 5-8pm

b.a.l.m, the arts group that Shannon and I facilitate is having an art show called “Destination Postcards” in the Holiday Art Show at the Art Affair Gallery in Baldwin, KS.  The show opening reception is Friday November 16, 2007 from 5-8 pm.  B.a.l.m’s part in the show is from a gathering we had at the end of March, 2007.  I am sure there will be some type of o’rderves and drink. This is your invitation, use it wisely.  I produced two photocopy transfers on copper.  One which is called: 

“Destination: Healing”  with three cropped images of my son Caden’s head in varying positions dealing with issues surrounding his fight with neuroblastoma cancer.

Caden In Three 

The other transfer print is also on copper and is called:“Destination: Life” which there are miniature images of self portrait drawings that I have produced over the years.

“Destination: Life”

 I look forward to seeing anyone who can attend. Darin

20
Oct
07

Healing for the Arts Show Opening Tonight 10/20/07

Shannon and I are in a show that is having its reception tonight at the Lawrence Art Center called Healing Through the Arts.  Please come to view the show from 5-7 pm tonight October 20th, 2007.  We are working on pieces surround the events of our son Caden and his battle with Nueroblastoma cancer.

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Healing Through the Arts IV: “Surviving and Thriving” Exhibition

Lawrence Arts Center
October 6-31, 2007
Reception, Saturday, October 20, 5-7 pm

Healing Through the Arts IV: “Surviving and Thriving” Exhibition –

Events:

  • Art Exhibition: October 5-31
  • Exhibition Reception: Saturday, October 20, 5:00-7:00pm
  • Workshops with Christie Dobson and Libby Schmanke

For more information: Lawrence Arts Center , 940 New Hampshire , Lawrence , KS 66044 Contact: Candi Baker or Mary Devlin at (785)843-2787 or lacdance@sunflower.com

Healing Through the Arts 2007: Surviving and Thriving, a Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Project, is underway at The Lawrence Arts Center this month. This year’s events include an Art Exhibition October 5-31 with a reception Saturday, October 20 from 5:00 – 7:00 (Note: this date and time is new and an update to previously announced date and time) and two workshops with community groups.

The exhibition is open to artists who are cancer survivors and artists interested in the connections between art and healing. The work is displayed in the Lawrence Arts Center’s lobby and main floor hallway. This year’s 27 artists come from Baldwin City, Lawrence, LeCompton, Ozawkie, and Topeka, Kansas, as well as, Lee Summit, Mo.

Works included are by Zak Barnes, Amy Bertrand, Carolyn Berry, Crystal Jo Cunningham, Ann Dean, Laura Dalrymple, Cindy Daniels, Erlene Flowers, D. W. Gates, Roxann Graber, Steven Graber, Doug Guess, Johanna Hanks, Dick Herpich , Debbie McGee, Brigid Murphy, George Paley, Joyce Schild, Libby Schmanke, Leonard Schneider, Tony Silvestri, Dawn Tallchief , Elinor Tourtellot, D White, Darin White , Shannon White , and Carolyn Young . Mediums include watercolor, oil, acrylic, digital images, fabric, collage, photography, ceramics and sculpture. Most works are accompanied by an artist statement discussing the work and usually the connection from their lives with healing. This powerful and moving exhibition will continue until October 31 with a reception October 20 from 5:00 -7:00pm honoring the artists.

Additionally, two encouraging and inspiring workshops are being presented to special community groups this month as part of Healing through the Arts. Christie Dobson, MA, in theater and drama therapy, will present Healing Circle through Drama therapy workshop to care-givers and survivors here at the Lawrence Arts Center . Libby Schmanke, MA, board-certified art therapist, state certified substance abuse counselor and owner of Art and Insight, a private art therapy practice, will present a workshop in Healing and Artmaking to Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support group. Inquiries about these workshops should be directed to Candi Baker, lacdance@sunflower.com.

Special Thanks this year goes to 100 Good Women and Women Speak for their generous donation in support of this project. “Thanks for making good things happen in our community and beyond.”

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Contact me with any questions.

Darin White

09
Oct
07

Caden’s Hope Sterling Necklace

Caden's Hope Sterling Necklace

Our friend Ann who produces a beautiful jewelery line, is offering a necklace especially for our son Caden as a way of helping out with his medical costs.

This is an amazingly sweet gesture, and the jewelery is very well designed and made.  I cannot thank Ann enough for her support in this way and the many other ways that she has helped us. 

Thank you Ann!  Click on the above image or go to the page on her website for more information or click here.




Darin White

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