"When Chris was born, I could tell right away, he was Steve's child because he looked so much like Steve when he was younger. The earliest memory I had of him was that he was sitting on his Mother's lap while we were playing cards and he said "mommy, look at all the K Marts". We all laughed and Carol said, got a lot of Kings, huh Daryle? She said you don't get to sit on my lap anymore while I'm playing cards!! A couple years later, Steve's job caused him to leave Denver and we were able to see them only when when they came through on their way to another job. Each time, I thought what a sweet but shy boy he was. They finally moved back to Denver and I just remember that shy sweet smile. Then he was involved in that car accident and we were all al the hospital just hoping he would survive, then that he would regain some use of his limbs. We celebrated a birthday at Craig hospital and there was quite a large turnout. At family get togethers we were always trying to figure out how to get him in the house or backyard. All the kids loved him. He was always shy around the adults, but he lit up around the kids. I always stopped in his room to say hello and he was always happy to see me. He fought each tube that the doctors wanted to insert, but eventually came to accept them. It always seemed every fall that he ended up in the hospital and yet each time, he fought the UTI or bed sore and after a few weeks would come home and be thrilled to see the nieces and nephews that he missed so much while he was gone. When I would come to sit with them while his parents were gone, one of the kids would always be in to visit him, either showing a picture they drew, or throwing a blanket on the floor to watch a cartoon with him. Meghan would sometimes throw a tantrum, Chris would always call to her and tell her to come see him and she would usually settle down. I admired his strength to accept that this was his life, yet he kept on going. His body grew weaker with each infection, and finally he could not fight this one off. I love you and will miss you but it's time to rest and I know that you have been given a whole new body that you can enjoy."