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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the dolan family

Flushing, NY

#66 Jun 1, 2009
everyone in the east islip community is sadder knowing that christian is no longer with us. his memory will live on. our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. we did not know christian personally but we felt like we did. god bless and be strong.

United States

#67 Jun 1, 2009
CHRISTIAN....I will be running for you and all the children whose lives are stolen from this terrible disease this November 1st, 2009.....may god bless you and watch over you and your family.

Jamaica, NY

#68 Jun 1, 2009
My prayers are with you. As a parent of a son the same age,I can't imagin your pain.I pray you will find peace and closure in this most difficult time.
PeeWee Herman

Centereach, NY

#69 Jun 1, 2009
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, may he rest in peace.
So Upset

Hempstead, NY

#70 Jun 1, 2009
I am so sorry

Beacon, NY

#71 Jun 1, 2009
You are a wonderful strong family with so much love for each other. Nothing will ever take away your pain, but Christian is now in a beautiful place watching over you all. You all have an angel on your shoulder forever.


#72 Jun 1, 2009
I cried as I read this article. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
May all your fondest memories of Christian become treasures in your heart.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Christine East Islip

Beacon, NY

#73 Jun 1, 2009
I am so sorry for the loss of your baby boy. Be strong, love each other and remember all the happy times you had with Christian.
Emilys Prayer

New City, NY

#74 Jun 2, 2009
Please don't be sad he is gone.
Be glad you knew him.

Keep him in your heart, and everytime you miss him; be glad he was here to miss.

It will take a long time. But so long as you love him, he will always be a part of your life. Love him, by living your life to the fullest.

Please accept the positive energy we to send you in our prayers.

Please use it to heal.

Please use it to live.

Rick - Lucille

Hyde Park, NY

#75 Jun 2, 2009
Janine & Chris & Family
Know our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Our thoughts are with you always. Loving memories out on the football and lacrosse fields we shall cherish always. East Islip has loss a hero. We are so sorry for your loss.
Christians Army

Beacon, NY

#76 Jun 2, 2009
Chris and Janine
Your Strength, Love and Dedication has been an Inspiration in my life. This Tragedy has Broken me in many ways as I watched helplessly. I prayed for Christians health over and over again as many have. And no matter what was being said to me, All I kept saying was He Will Get Better for his Army! You know that you are both amazing parents in every way. I will continue to Pray for your family to stay strong as you go through your healing process. I am torn with sorrow for you and your family and my words will not make anything better, But I will Promise you that although your son is not here, he will Forever Live in the Lives of Many of us, Because We are Christians Army!!

Beacon, NY

#77 Jun 2, 2009
Sorry for your loss.Life brings many times hard and easy. I hope that you find the strength to go on and always remember to look for the signs as i do with the passing of my dad and sister. Please know that you are thought of in my prayers and just from what i have seen in the community this fine young boy will be sadly missed.
diane schulz

Lincoln Park, NJ

#78 Jun 3, 2009
My daughter attends the same school district as Christian did. Although we did not know him directly, he had a lot of friends at JFK who adored him so much. Today at field day the children wore "16 C.K." (his jersey number) on their hands and shirts in memory of Christian.
May god comfort his family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time. I cannot even begin to imagine their grief.

New Rochelle, NY

#79 Jun 4, 2009
im really sorry for your loss

Beacon, NY

#80 Nov 15, 2009
I miss Christian dearley but now i know he is not suffering and he is in peace.I miss seeing him in school,but he is at rest and in a better place. God bless you,Christian

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