Monday, October 20, 2008

In Memory of Danny...

August 29, 2003 – October 16, 2008
Daniel "Danny" "Dude" John Tritten, age 5, of Roscoe, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 16th, 2008, at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, IL.Danny was born in Riverside, CA, on August 29, 2003. Danny was the most amazing young man. He had a generous heart that was obvious to all who knew him. He made friends everywhere we went and was loved by everyone who met him.
He is survived by his parents, Dan and Donnann Tritten; and sister (sissy), Madison Tritten of Roscoe, IL; many other family and friends.
Balloon released at the time of his funeral mass from a friend in Mound, MN in honor of his love for the movie Cars.

I attached the following to a balloon we just released in honor and memory of Danny. I met Danny's mom, Donnann, on and then at a couple scrapbooking retreats in Wisconsin. All of a suddenly last week Danny got really sick and they found a brain tumor, they tried to take it out (I don't know if they were successful) but he didn't make it.
No words can express how sorry anyone is at the loss of Danny. No one should have to bury their five year old, and knowing that my daughter turns 5 next week makes it even harder. They are pretty much the same age.
So today we are wearing red and releasing red balloons...
Pictures taken inside of the house of Samantha, Carter and myself (Nick and Jeffrey are out of town) right before we released the balloons:

These were taken outside:

I had told Samantha to let go when she was ready and then all a sudden the wind took it out of her hand. Of course she got really upset, but I tried to tell her that Danny took it.

For more info, check out which has all of Desiree's posts about it, or the funeral home website. As of right now, here are some other blogs with their red balloon posts: , , , , , ,

Dear God, hold Danny close, Amen.


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