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This memorial website was created in the memory of our son, Bradley R. Wallin who was born in Germany on July 27, 1993 and sadly passed away on November 28, 2004 at the age of 11. We will always cherish the memories he left us while he spent such a short time here on earth.


            Memories Of A Life Lived To The Fullest.... 

Our son Brad was born a very healthy baby, a parents hope when bringing our children into the world.  Other than the typical runny nose or flu, he never suffered with any type of illness or hospital visit.  Brad was born to be very athletic, which became a hobby in many ways.  His favorite sport was baseball!  He started on a tee-ball team at the age of three, and fell in love with being on the field.  He played every season, and participated in different leagues including some travel teams.  His favorite playing postions were pitcher, first base and short stop.  His dream was to go pro.  As he grew older, he wanted to try basketball and soccer.  He played both sports through a local community center and became very involved with the travel soccer team.  Football was never a huge interest for Brad as it was for alot of his friends, but he did enjoy supporting them as he would go and watch.  Some of his friends wrestle as well, but he never was interested in that sport either.  Brads Dad is a big hunter as well as his Grandpa, and at a young age knew this hobby would be one he would want to take up, but he knew he would have to be a certain age to hunt and pass a test as well.  He turned 10 and was ready to take the hunter safety course and proudly passed.  School was something he enjoyed even though he did not get many years to attend.  Recess was his favorite subject and reading was one of his least favorite.    At the time of his passing, he was looking forward to being at the age of playing school sports.   Alot of his friends already had that opportunity because of their age, but we held Brad back in first grade which put him in a different class than the rest of his friends.  Even though he could not play, he would still go in support of his buddies.   



    On October 21, 2003 our lives changed forever.  Our little Brad was diagnosed with Metastatic Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that had spread to the lungs.  His next thirteen months resulted in a surgery to place a mediport in his chest, a 41 week protocol of chemotherapy treatments,  a left leg amputation, a bilateral lung thoracotomy, blood tranfusions, hair loss, and trips to The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee for experimental treatments.  For 13 months this boy endured what alot of children can't even imagine with minimal complaints and a postive attitude.  We as parents felt that being honest with Brad would be the best since he was the one having to fight this disease, so he lived in a world of fear knowing that if there was no cure, than the end result would be that he leave this world much sooner than we all wanted.  He did not let this disease get him down for a minute, and lived his life to the fullest.  During his year of fighting, Brad got to do many would dream of doing.  He threw out the first pitch at a cub/cardinal game, went to Disney for his Make-a-Wish trip, had his last birthday party with a 35 foot Excursion Limo picking him and his friends up, he saw his favorite singer Kenny Chesney in concert, he met the Chicago Bear players and collected some sign memorabila, and his favorite saying was "Git-R-Done" and one month before he died, he got to meet Larry the Cable Guy. A few weeks before he left us, he shot his first deer (a button buck) with a crossbow and the next week shot a 6 pointer which we plan to get mounted as a memory.   He definately accomplished alot in his last year.


     Brad was an inspiration to so many, and in the end taught everyone around him that we don't take life for granted.  The life we are given is a gift from God and should be lived to the fullest.    Live, Laugh, and Love because our time here on earth is short lived and time is never enough.  Our family is now learning what it is like to really grieve.  First it is the shock, than comes the reality that your baby will never be coming home.  Now we long for the day to see him again.  Our peace comes knowing that he will no longer suffer, but the pain of our loss will never go away.  We Love You, Brad!     


We would like each of you to share any memories or times of laughter you had with Brad.  It touches our hearts when we hear how Brad touched your life in someway.  Even though Brad is not here with us, we want his spirit to live on in everyone's heart.   He taught us about life's most important lessons and we would hope that he taught you and your family the importance of life as well!  Thanks to all who gave the tremendous support to our family during Brad's time of suffering.  We don't want you to be afraid to talk to us about Brad.  He will always be apart of our life as he was when he was here on earth.  We will always talk about him and all of the memories he left with us.  Love to All and God Bless...













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Tributes and Condolences
In memory   / Jamie Brady (Just another grandma )
I found your site with the tournament link. My 9 year old grandson will be playing and our family will be sending a lot of love to heaven.
Long time yet never forgotten   / Josh Kline (friend)
It sure has been along time my friend. Gonna be ten years. I think of you quite a bit still to this day. Always the memory of you running around Shore Acres with your ball and bat. Waiting for anybody to throw you a pitch. I have a six year old son n...  Continue >>
I stop by once and a while   / Bruce Grzeg (none)
at your final resting spot.  Looked you up within the internet.  I enjoy seeing the baseballs, mits, some of the notes on the baseballs and the memories that you have left behind.  After reading about you I have come to understand how ...  Continue >>
brad.  / Lexi Hoffman (friend)
my oh my it's been awhile. alot of memories are coming back now that lexi helfrich moved in with you up there. im sure she's already running things (: just thinkin of all the times we had together. i remember when you first got diagnosed and you coul...  Continue >>
An Angel Is What I'd Be   / Stephanie McCann (Friend)
I read this poem and instantly thought of Brad! An Angel Is What I'd Be If I had a choice An angel's what I'd be, And everything that happened I'd be there to see, You'd be right there with me To wrap my wings around, Only you would know I'm there F...  Continue >>
God Bless You Bradley  / Leslie (None)    Read >>
This kinda goes along with Abby's - Bradley, you're ornery;)  / Hallie (Good friend )    Read >>
Still Missing, && Thinking About You Every Single Day!  / Abby Shane (Friend)    Read >>
I really really really miss you!  / Hallie (Friend:))    Read >>
Miss you  / Garrett Smick (Friend)    Read >>
Thinking of your family today.  / Rick Lingenfelter     Read >>
Angel Brad  / Char Williamson (Friend)    Read >>
I miss you buddy  / Harley Durham (friend)    Read >>
Thinking about you guys!!  / Jenny Cox     Read >>
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His legacy
My Child  

This poem explains some of what we as parents feel when we lose our child.  We hope it sheds some light on the feelings of a bereaved parent.

My Child

You don't know how I feel, please don't tell me that you do.
There's just one way to know, have you lost a child too?
You'll have another baby, must I hear this every day?
Can I get another mother, too, if mine should pass away?

Don't say it was "God's will", for that is not the God I know.
Would God on purpose break my heart, then watch as my tears flow?
"You have an angel now in Heaven, a precious child above."
But, tell me, to whom here on earth shall I give this love?

"Aren't you better yet?" Is that what I heard you say?
No! A part of me is gone, and I will always feel this way.
Perhaps you think your silence will help to ease my pain.
But I want to talk about the child I'll never hold again.

Don't say those things to me, although I know you do mean well.
They do not take my pain away; I must go through this hell.
I will get better sure, yet slow, and it helps to have you near,
But"I'm sorry that you lost a child" is all I have to hear.

You Didn't Go Alone  

You never said I'm leaving,
You never said good-bye,
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knew why.

A million times we've needed you,
A million times we've cried,
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.

In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still,
In our hearts you hold a place,
That know one could ever fill!

It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone,
For all our love went with you,
The day God took you home.

A poem read a Brad's funeral service  

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me...

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see

If the sun should rise and find your eyes filled with tears for me

I wish so much you would not cry the way you did today

While thinking of the many things we did not get to say

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you

And each time that you think of me, please try to understand

That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand

And said my place was ready, in Heaven far above

And that I would have to leave behind all those I dearly love

But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye

For all my life, I had always thought, I did not want to die

I had so much to live for, so much left to do

It seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you

I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad

I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had

If I could relive yesterday, just even for awhile

I would say good-bye and kiss you, and maybe see you smile

But then I fully realized that this could never be

For emptiness and memories would take the place of me

And then I thought of wordly things I may miss come tomorrow

I thought of you, and when I did, my head was filled with sorrow

But when I walked through Heaven's gates, I felt so much at home

When God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne

He said this is eternity, and all I have promised you

Today your life on Earth is past, but here is where life starts anew

I can promise you no tomorrow, but today will always last

And since each day is the same way there is no longing for the past

You have been so faithful, so trusting, and so true

Though there some time you did some things you knew you shouldn't do

But you have been forgiven and now you are free

So won't you take my hand and share my life with me?

So when tomorrow starts without me, do not think we are far apart

For each time that you think of me, I am right here in you heart

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