Islip boy dies after brave brain canc...

Islip boy dies after brave brain cancer battle

There are 75 comments on the Newsday story from May 30, 2009, titled Islip boy dies after brave brain cancer battle. In it, Newsday reports that:

Christian James Koehler, a 10-year-old East Islip boy who developed a rare type of brain cancer and fought a brave battle against the disease, died at home Friday night surrounded by family members.

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Smithtown, NY

#1 May 30, 2009
May he rest in peace. God Bless his loving family.
a mom

Elizabeth, NJ

#4 May 30, 2009
I cant imagine the pain to lose a child..My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family..Rest in peace and God Bless

Frankton, IN

#5 May 30, 2009

Scarsdale, NY

#6 May 30, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Christian is an angel now and watching over you. He is so lucky to have such a warm loving family as you all. May God Bless you all!!!

Mount Laurel, NJ

#7 May 30, 2009
My prayers are with this family. Here is a poem that gives me strength-

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

Freehold, NJ

#8 May 30, 2009
So sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how sorry.
what what what

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 May 30, 2009
My deepest condolences to the family-Brain cancer is a an evil disease. Please visit the Guardian Brain foundation website -This is an extraordinary Long Island based organization devoted to the support of Brain tumor patients and their families. There are many in our area who have been touched by similar tragedy. You are not alone.

Babylon, NY

#10 May 30, 2009
Christian sure left his footprints on many hearts. May you find comfort in cherished memories of your precious son. God Bless all of you.
Mother of a little boy

Brooklyn, NY

#11 May 30, 2009
The tears are rolling down my face. Christian will always be with you. May God bless you and the people he has touched.

East Quogue, NY

#12 May 30, 2009
so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with your family at this difficult time

Scarsdale, NY

#13 May 30, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. While we lost a sweet little boy, heAven gained one awesome angel.

“Trolls ----> YAWN.”

Since: Jun 08

Lowcountry, USA

#14 May 30, 2009
I cannot imagine the pain of losing your precious son. I extend to you my sincerest of condolences. I am so sorry. May you find the strength to heal and smile from your heart again someday.

Nyack, NY

#15 May 30, 2009
My condolences to Christian's family and friends. May he rest in peace.
Lisa- Shirley NY

Yorktown Heights, NY

#16 May 30, 2009
words are not enough...may everlasting love and comfort carry the family through this loss. Rest in peace sweet boy.
Heartfelt prayers for Christian and his family.
t and d

Island Park, NY

#19 May 31, 2009
we as a family really sorry for your loss.god may give your family all the strength to heal.

Raleigh, NC

#20 May 31, 2009
May your sweet Christian rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers for his parents, family, friends,
A mother

Dunn, NC

#21 May 31, 2009
You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Far Rockaway, NY

#22 May 31, 2009
So sorry for your loss. Your son, and your family, too, are brave! Not every family can face such a fight and realize the most important thing is to cling together to face the fight, and to love each other. His life may have been short, but it was full of what makes life worthwhile: being cherished by those who matter most.
No Longer An Islander

Nesconset, NY

#23 May 31, 2009
Our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time. Your son is watching over you to guide and protect you. May God Bless you all...

Yaphank, NY

#24 May 31, 2009
This story brought tears to my eyes so sad to see such a young life cut short and the love he showed to his parents and siblings is amazing. RIP Chris

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