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Brady's Story

DEREK BRADY BARTON

2-24-86 - 11-6-99

BRADY WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 24, 1986 AT WILLIS-KNIGHTON HOSPITAL IN SHREVEPORT LA. THE SECOND OF THREE CHILDREN TO ROBERT & JANET BARTON.

WHEN BRADY WAS BORN HIS LUNGS WERE NOT FULLY DEVELOPED AND HE HAD TO STAY IN ICU FOR ABOUT 4 DAYS, THEN HE CAME DOWN WITH JAUNDICE AND HAD TO STAY ANOTHER COUPLE OF DAYS. BRADY WAS NO DIFFERENT THEN MOST BABIES AS HE STAYED UP AT NIGHT AND SLEPT IN THE DAYTIME. AS BRADY GOT OLDER HE WAS ALWAYS RECOGNIZED BY HIS HAIR STYLE, HE HAD THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BLONDE HAIR ON A LITTLE BOY AND ALWAYS KEPT IT FIXED THE SAME WAY, COMBED STRAIGHT DOWN.

AS BRADY GREW OLDER HE ALWAYS LIKED DOING THINGS, HE NEVER WAS ONE TO JUST SIT AND DO NOTHING. HE WAS ALWAYS BUSY.

BRADY WAS ALSO VERY ACTIVE IN CHURCH ACTIVITIES. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE YOUTH GROUP AND WON STATE TWO YEARS IN A ROLL IN BIBLE DRILL WITH A PERFECT SCORE

BRADY WAS ALSO A OUTSTANDING BASEBALL PLAYER AS HE WAS AN ALL-STAR EVERY YEAR THAT HE PLAYED. BRADY WAS VERY COMPETITIVE IN WHAT EVER HE PLAYED AND NEVER DID LIKE TO LOSE.

BUT MOST OF ALL BRADY JUST LIKE BEING AROUND OTHER PEOPLE AS BRADY NEVER MEET A STRANGER.

THEN ON THE 1OTH OF DECEMBER IN 1997 ALL OF BRADYíS DREAMS WERE PUT ON HOLD AS HE WAS TOLD THAT HE HAD OSTEOSARCOMA, A RARE FORM OF BONE CANCER. BUT BRADY STILL DID NOT LET THAT STOP HIM FROM DOING THE THINGS HE LIKED TO DO. YOU SEE DECEMBER 10 IS ONE OF THE BEST DAYS IN MY LIFE AND ALSO ONE OF THE WORST DAYS IN MY LIFE. YOU SEE ON DECEMBER 10, 1977 ME AND MY WIFE WERE MARRIED, BUT ON DECEMBER 10, 1997 I WAS TOLD THAT MY SON HAD CANCER.

IN MARCH OF 1998 BRADY HAD HIS RIGHT LEG AMPUTATED ABOVE THE KNEE DUE TO THE CANCER IN HIS LEG. BUT THAT DID NOT STOP BRADY AS HE KEPT ON DOING THE THINGS HE WANTED TO DO,

AS THE CANCER BEGIN TO SPREAD AND WE WERE NOT TOLD ANY GOOD NEWS, BRADY ALWAYS HAD THE FAITH HE WAS GOING TO BE HEALED. I KNOW THAT BRADY IS COMPLETELY HEALED TODAY, BUT WE WANTED HIM TO BE HEALED ON EARTH.

BRADY PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 6, 1999 AT THE AGE OF 13 YEARS IN HIS HOME WITH HIS FAMILY BY HIS SIDE. I HAVE LEFT OUT A WHOLE LOT OF BRADYíS LIFE , BUT I DID THAT FOR A REASON. I AM IN THE PROCESS OF WRITING A BOOK ABOUT BRADY THE TITLE OF MY BOOK IS MOMMA IíM FINE.

WE KNOW HEAVEN IS A BETTER PLACE BECAUSE BRADY IS THERE , BUT THAT STILL DOES NOT MAKE IT FAIR BECAUSE AS THE DAYS GO BY I MISS HIM MORE AND MORE.

AS THE WORDS TO BRADYíS SONG SAYS SO MANY LIVES YOU TOUCHED WITH YOUR FAITH AND YOUR LOVE OUR LIVES WILL FOREVER SING BRADYíS SONG.

WITH MUCH LOVE

ROBERT BARTON