(1) Vicki Whiting

Mon, 11 July 2011 17:00:37 +0000

Hi Kevin,

I love you!



Vicki Whiting
Park City, UT

(2) Laura Murphy

Tue, 7 June 2011 00:01:21 +0000

CDT Hi Kevin, You don’t know me. I work with your mom, and my daugher Kelly goes to school with your sister. Through your mom, I’ve heard a bit about your health issues. I can only imagine how frustrating this past year has been — just trying to get an accurate diagnosis. Now, it sounds like you have a path for treatment. I’m so glad to hear that. I hope this will do the trick — and I’ll keep you in my prayers. Take care, Laura Laura Murphy Park City, UT

(3) Lisa Ruttan

Mon, 11 July 2011 17:53:17 +0000


Wow, you have quite an incredible journey ahead of you. We are overwhelmed by the amount of strength and courage you have shown thus far as you figure out the best path to take to get you feeling like the super hero that you are! Take time to appreciate your parents, family and friends. Especially your parents. They love and care about you so much and will do everything in their power to make sure that you grow up to be the most emotionally and physically healthy person that you can be. You are loved tons !

The Ruttans

(4) Laurel Laumann

Mon, 11 July 2011 18:10:42 +0000

Hey Kev,

It was great to talk with you today. We will be checking in to see what the plan of attack is for this thing to get you all set for freshman year!


Aunt Lo, Uncle Craig, Amy and Kimmy

(5) Julie Hooker Baker

Mon, 11 July 2011 18:11:45 +0000

Woof. Booker says “hi.” He wants to crawl in next to you and have you rub his belly. His fur is growing. Soon, well, maybe not soon, he’ll look like Booker again. He’s complete shaved — no more fru fru pom poms.
Kev, I picked up one of your pieces of pottery in the studio. How many pieces do you have? I’ve got 2 of Katie’s, too. I’ll swing by.
You are in my heart.
Big hugs,
Julie & Booker

(6) Julie Raymond

Mon, 11 July 2011 18:13:15 +0000

Kevin, this site is way cool, and helps let us know how to be there for you. Rebecca, Ben and I are cheering for you to manage this challenge with whatever it brings.

You are learning more about courage than I bet you wanted, more about unconditional care, love and deeper friendships, too. Keep it going strong, breathe through any doggoned moments of pain, and dont forget to jump into those moments of great happiness. Love and hugs, Raymonds in Arvada

Julie Raymond
Arvada, CO

(7) The DiCaprio's

Mon, 11 July 2011 18:13:54 +0000


Who would have thought a person your age would be such a great role model. Your great attitude toward life under these circumstances is very inspirational. We know your faith, and the support of your family and friends, you will be back to normal in no time. We wish you the best, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

(8) Chet Hollinger

Mon, 11 July 2011 18:14:30 +0000

Kevin,Just a note to tell you we’re thinking about you,and praying for your quick recovery! I sure know how it is to be really sick-having had my own “weird illnesses” in first grade-and beyond,too.But this past weekend I went to my 40th high school reunion in Kent? You too will be wondering how the heck that happens so FAST? Hang in there,Kev. This to shall pass. And glad to hear of your positive attitude-that will help a lot. Love you,Chet and Marge

Chet Hollinger
Sarasota, FL

(9) Reg Hollinger

Mon, 11 July 2011 18:15:06 +0000


I’ve spent some time each day of the past two+ weeks watching the coverage of Le Tour de France on television. Today I watched 180 men climb the highest mountain pass in Europe that has a road over it (on bicycles mind you) and then descend the other side at death defying speeds. These guys have been pedaling in France for two weeks and in the Alps for three days and they’ve got a few days left. They amaze me with their strength, courage, stamina and tenacity. It’s got to be the most grueling athletic challenge anywhere. Your story, which I read today on the caringbridge blog, reminded me of Le Tour and of those incredible athletes.

Sounds like you’ve been through the same kind of challenges over recent months; agonizing mountain ascents that push you to your limits followed by blinding descents, then long flat stages where all you can do is keep pedaling with little opportunity to rest because the road is SO flat that you never get a chance to coast. But what makes your challenge so much more difficult, and your fight so impressive, is that you DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR IT!

In Le Tour it isn’t just the individual effort that is so impressive. It’s the team effort. Every rider is supported by a committed team of other riders and coaches, friends and family, and fans who don’t even know them.

Like those amazing athletes, Kevin, it sounds like you’ve got lots of great support; parents seeking out the best care and advocating for you, siblings offering love and encouragement daily, skilled physicians working for you, friends at your side willing even to face the skunks with you :-) And by the looks of the blog, a growing collection of folks who are cheering from the sidelines. (Go Kevin!)

I’m sure you don’t remember me, Kevin. I’m a second cousin. (Second son of your Grandpa Graham’s sister Jackie.) I live in Delaware, Ohio with my wife Janice. Even though we aren’t well acquainted I want you to know that Janice and I are both thinking of you and are praying boldly for healing and continued courage and strength for all the challenges that lay ahead of you. I plan to share your story with others who will also be praying for you.

Hang in there Dude! It sounds like you’ve got all the qualities of character and support you need to sustain you through the mountain stages ahead.

With love,

Cousin Reg

(10) Reg Graham

Mon, 11 July 2011 18:15:38 +0000

Hi Kevin, Here we are in Aurora,CO staying with Amy and Kimmy while their folks enjoy Hawaii. So glad you’ve set up this website’cause we can keep up with you. Just know that even tho we don’t wear short skirts, wave pom poms, or yell catchy phrases, we are your vocal and enthusiastic personal cheerleaders.

We love you and are sooo proud of you. Grammie and Papa

Reg Graham
Durango, CO