Today was a tough day. But also a good day in that as a family we were able to fulfill Ethan’s final wishes. Near the end Ethan and I discussed what happens “after”. In order to make things bearable we both put forward what we would want. Perhaps not surprisingly, independently, we choose exactly the… Continue reading Keeping our promise.
Today we said good bye. Humbling. Turn out of people was an incredible refection on Ethan’s impact and I believe our shared fear for cancer, especially in a young person. Thank you to the entire St Cuthbert’s community for seeing our son on his way with such love and genuine remorse. People were kind to… Continue reading Last post….
People are asking where to donate which we did not specify as we did not want to inconvenience anyone, especially after Muriel’s (and her friends/moms) very successful fund raiser walk for PMH in September. However we are getting repeated requests to suggest something and so here is the link for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society… Continue reading People are asking…
The Wissell family will be saying goodbye to their son and brother on Saturday, December 3 at St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church (https://stcuthbertsleaside.com/) @ 12:00 (noon). Ethan specifically wanted his service held at St Cuthbert’s (where he was baptized) as Ian LaFleur the priest-in-charge visited Ethan often at PMH patiently speaking with and helping Ethan as… Continue reading Saying goodbye on Saturday, December 3. All welcome.
We lost our boy today. No parents have ever been more proud of a son and Ethan’s courage, especially near the end, was truly humbling. He gave all he had to give, physically and emotionally, in order to fight this battle with leukemia but unfairly the odds were stacked against him. Ethan was genuinly… Continue reading Ethan Joseph Wissell, September 10 1996 – November 27 2016
Our apologies for not posting for the last while. Ethan has been suffering through a very tough round of radiation treatment. We had hoped this may lay the groundwork for another chemo assault. It seems though this particular case of ALL Type T Leukemia is quite vicious (Our Dr suggested in 30 years she had… Continue reading Update…November 14.
I am writing this for Ethan as he is having some trouble with fine motor function with his hands, which as he has also lost feeling below his waist is frustrating for him. For a while we were not sure if this unusual symptom was caused by the cancer or the treatment but increasingly it… Continue reading Update – October 23…waiting for the Dolphins game.