The only thing Eli ever ate was frosting that we snuck him at special times. He loved it!! As all who know Eli know books are his favorite thing and he owns atleast 5 books for every 1 toy! We have decided in leu of flowers to do a book drive. All of the books collected will be donated in Eli's name to the local hospital (KU) that took such amazing care of our family and our little man!
Friday May 3rd from 6pm to 8pm
D.W. Newcomer's Sons
Overland Park Chapel
11200 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, Ks 66210
Saturday May 4th at 10am
Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church
9400 Pflumm Rd
Lenexa, Ks 66215
Immediately following the service will be a procession to the burial service immediately followed by a balloon release graveside.
We are being asked often what we need. We can no longer keep up with all of the texts, emails, facebook msg, and posts. We are trying so hard but there are so many. They are definitely appreciated and please know that we are reading them as often as we can and that they are literally keeping us together at this point. It warms my heart to see the outpouring of love for our little man and to see how many lives he has touched. We feel so damn lucky to be able to have had the honor of caring for Eli these last 3 1/2 yrs.
So in answer to what we need. Meals and Money to cover the upcoming funeral and burial expenses.
If you are local you are more than welcome to drop them off. If you are far away gift cards (walmart, sams, hyvee) can be sent or paypal is also an available option.
Our door is always open right now. Company is always appreciated.
We would like as many people as want to attend Eli's funeral. We feel very honored that so many are asking for details so they can travel from near and far to be here to celebrate our warrior.
Again we are asking for book donations. This is what Eli loves the most and we feel the best way to carry on his legacy.
Our address is:
9407 W 103rd St
Overland Park, Ks 66212
paypal address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please continue to pray, mediate, happy thoughts, virtual hugs, real hugs, and anything and everything are very much appreciated right now. We are in more pain that I can find the words to express.
Many are asking for the story of what happened. We will share that as we have always shared the rest of our journey. We have vowed to always be open and honest and we will. BUT currently being that open and honest is simply to painful and the words aren't there. Please know that we will but right now we need time to grieve. I feel as though I'm being swallowed up and that I will shrivel up and die alongside my baby.
Thank you and love to all!