Editors' BlogApril 20, 2007

Kyle Cont'd

"Don’t let the bad shots get to you. Don’t let yourself become angry. The true scramblers are thick skinned. And they always beat the whiners.” Paul Runyan

The letters about the Kyle Lograsso story in the May issue haven't slowed down a bit. Much praise for 4-year-old Kyle, his parents and Dave Kindred for telling the story. For families who might be faced with a similar challenge, there is this nice note from Hayley Maragos, development director of the Eyecare Foundation in New York City, another source of information on ocular cancer:

We're a non-profit organization providing educational information and and support services to individuals and families affected by eye cancer.  We also conduct and fund research.  Rb is a rare disease, but affects about 350 US children each year.  Internationally, the survival rate is much lower than here in the US.  We recently published a coloring book, called Joey's Special Eye, for the siblings of children with Rb.  Utilizing clear language this book is a way for children to understand what is wrong with their little brother or sister.  I'd be happy to send you a copy. Again, thank you for bringing attention to this disease and featuring a true hero, Kyle.

Chris Lumanlan says,__ What really caught my attention before reading the article is the picture of Kyle holding his follow through.  I also have a 3 year old son who is right handed but swings baseball bats and his 7-iron left handed. Every once in a while you need a story like this to remind you of all that you've been blessed with.  Please do us a favor and keep us posted from time to time about the young career of Kyle. __

A number of you have asked for regular updates on Kyle. We plan to do just that.

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