Friday, April 03, 2009


This is Weston Crusselle. He is my nephew. My baby brother Matt's son. You know, the brother who who was born when I was 8 years old and who was my sidekick for 15 years until I left home and married Mike. I called Mike "Matt" for a solid year. Still do, sometimes.

Matt married Jennifer and they had this miracle baby. She wasn't supposed to be able to have kids. I was there when he was born. He's like 5 kids rolled into one. Tons of personality. A 6 time state champion wrestler at 14. An all-star athlete. A freshman at our alma mater, McEachern High School, where he wrestles and plays baseball. JohnJohn's fishing buddy.

Yesterday, he was diagnosed with ALL. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

An appendicitis sent him to the ER to find out his blood work was unusual. Scottish Rite hurried over to WellStar Cobb to pick him up. They removed his appendix yesterday and will begin 3 years of chemo on Monday. There is a great survival rate and he plans to win.

Here is my Mama with most of her grandkids this past Christmas. It was our first Christmas without my Daddy who we lost in September. And it was one weird holiday.

Me and my brothers Matt, Ben, Mama, me and Buddy in reverse birth order. Weston belongs to Matt.

Playing games at Riverstone Summer Camp. He actually won the frozen burrito boxcar race.

I LOVE this kid.
My heart is broken.
Katie is getting married in 21 days.


Amy said...

Caro- my heart is broken,too. I am so shocked and devasted for all 3 of them and your family. We will pray for their endurance until the fight is won. I love you and your people.

A Southern Wedding Belle said...

Caroline - what an ache I have for you and all of yours. Please tell Weston that we are praying and believing. Please tell Katie that this won't keep us from rejoicing with her and Brett. Be there soon..

AnnieBlogs said...

Weston is the man. And that will count for something.

Love you, Caroline. I'll call you tomorrow. I want to call right now, but it's 10:33pm in Cali, so it's 1:33am in ATL.

But know that I came really REALLY close to calling you anyways.

Boggsy said...

Man Caroline, I will be praying for a miraculous healing for Weston! He and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...

Thesupermanns said...

..i already love Weston by your descriptions...and will be praying ( like Amy said..till the fight is won). Im so sorry....I know your heart is a mix of emotions now with Katie getting married SO SOON and Weston. Yall are in our prayers....

Nilesh Galia said...

i have no words to tell u,