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Kathryn Bradley was born on 2/5/91 and given a Hawaiian name Kahiwalani meaning "Gift From Heaven" She has been a special gift from the day she was born.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Our Angel is gone. 2-2-2012

aOur Angel is gone 2-2-12

Kathryn had a very peaceful sleep last night. Early this morning her breaths became smaller and smaller. With all of us Dad (Scott), Mom (Carol), Brother (Richard) and Grandma Ann by her side she slowly, quietly and peacefully just fell asleep. We didn’t have to use any medications or feel like she was in pain or suffering. She just quietly drifted off to sleep.

We called our neighbor the Lakewood Fire Chief. They arrived within minutes. The medics and fire truck have to come to the house by law. They took a monitor reading, offered to get rid of our sharps container and medications. That was nice that they did that for us. They officially gave the time of death at 9:38 am but we know she really passed at 8:18 am. The police had to come too since they knew we would have had special drugs in the house for her. They do this to announce over the radio that they took them away so if any crazies are listening they will not come to our home and try to get drugs.

We stayed with Kathryn for a while and said our good byes. Finally the funeral home come pick her up around noon. They were very good and allowed us as much time as we needed with her before they took her. They kept her little face visible to us as they wheeled her out. They will clean her up and we will have a viewing. Mountain View Funeral home will be the one doing our arrangements. Kathryn told me that she didn’t want anyone to wear black, “NO BLACK AT MY FUNERAL.” So remember this when you get the notice of the celebration of her wonderful but way too short life.

She was the spirit we all wish we had. She was a young woman but had the enthusiasm and joy for life that is only found in a child. We called her child often. When you think of Disney Land, Christmas, Camp Goodtimes, Glitter, Bond Fires, Movies in the back yard, Star Bucks, and other fun things, think of Kathryn. She loved everyone unconditionally and found good in everyone.

We will all miss her so much. There will always be a big hole that will never be filled. We will be one team member short. She may have been little in size but she was very Big as a team member.

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38 comments:

  1. Carol My heart is breaking for you and your family, for that matter for every life that Kathryn touched including mine. We were so blessed to meet her when you all were in Texas. She will always be remembered with a smile on her face.
    Take care my friend and know I am here for you no matter what time you need a friend to talk to.
    Kathy

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  2. We will all miss her so much. She was the first friend I ever made during treatment and i am so blessed to have got to know her. She truly will be missed and has impacted so many lives. -Heather (Zebra)

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  3. When Scott text me this AM my heart sunk ! I went down a hugged my daughter and told her I loved her and told her that Kathrine had passed away. We are soooo sorry ! I can not even begin to think of that happening to my daughter. It is just not fair !

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  4. Carole. I'm so sorry for your loss. Phil.

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  5. Our Angel on Earth has joined the Angels in Heaven. I love you Special K-ryn

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  6. I am so sad today. Panda was truly the most loving person and such a huge inspiration, camp won't be the same. She brightened every room and every heart. I had some stuff to send or bring down and didn't get the opportunity to do so I guess it will always be my reminder to live and love like she did. All my love to your family, Sudz

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  7. I am so sorry. You are all so inspirational and I only wish that I could have been closer for these past years. All my love and prayers, Cousin Lori and family

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  8. I am so sorry for you and your family. She was such a fighter, trooper and strong and determined woman. The strongest person and the most loving person I know. My family and I are here for you. Thinking of you always, Bradley family.

    -Allison Wagner

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  9. Carol, Scott, Richard,
    I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that can change the heartbreak you are feeling, but know that she is with God now, and perfect peace is hers. She made the world a better place, even though the time she spent here was far too little. I pray that the grace, and peace of God now holds you all together as you go down this new path. You have the prayers and love from all who know you. If there is anything that you need, please let me know.
    Susie

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  10. Dear Team Bradley,

    We are all so sad to hear about the passing of Kathryn. We are so very, very sorry... Sorry does not adequately express how we feel for you and for the tremendous pain you are all going through...of your family's huge, huge loss of Kathryn's earthly life. Team Bradley is down one member, and will never be the same, but thank God you all know how to rally together as a team to carry on the best you are able, and to live the lives that Kathryn wants for you. The pain of this temporary separation from your beloved daughter and sister and granddaughter must be so hard. I hope it brings you some measure of comfort to know that God is holding Kathryn in His loving arms in Heaven until you are all together again. Kathryn must now have that perfect peace that we all long for during our earthly existence. I am so sad that a miracle of healing (in the physical sense, anyway), did not happen, and I just don't understand that. I guess it's not for us to understand God's greater plan for Kathryn. Kathryn is not done living, that's certain, because in Christ, she has eternal life. I know you all know that Kathryn has inspired all of us to remember that we need to slow down the crazy pace of our lives and to live our lives, really live, with more joy and laughter and love, however long we have. Kathryn left a part of her here with all of us, and I am so thankful for the example you all showed for what a truly loving, connected, and eternally bonded family is and does. I cannot even imagine what you are all going through... Time for Team Bradley to band together and get through the most difficult season of your lives. Good thing Kathryn gave you instructions ;)I know there's nothing anyone can say or do to take away your family's deep grief, but know that so many care. You are so surrounded by love and prayers... so glad you have each other there to get through the next moments...sometimes, the only thing we can do is breathe... you all are here together, Team Bradley, to pull together and to complete whatever tasks Kathryn may have asked of you. I love that she said "No black"! Good for her. She knew how to live!! Through Kathryn's example, we are all blessed, and changed forever. Thank you Bradley family for sharing your special journey of love with Kathryn with all of us. We are all richer because Kathryn lived. God Bless you all.
    With love and sorrow,
    Williams cousins

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  11. Bradley's,
    This is such very sad news. I know she fought very hard. My prayers are with all of you and have been for a very long time. I hope you all find peace in all that she brought to your family. God Bless, Cheryl & Aaron Capps

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  12. I am so sorry for you loss. I never met Kathryn, I learned of her fight through my Relay For Life family, the interview with TV Tacoma was shown at our last committee meeting. The blog address was shared and so I have been following Kathyrn's battle for the past month. Sending a big Relay hug on behalf of our Relay For Life of Tacoma family. God Bless,
    Gina

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  13. My heart is breaking for this loss, such a sweet wonderful little lady. I am so thankful to have been blessed with Kathryn's presence in my life, blessed to know the fabulous Team Bradley. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to you. I am so sorry.
    -Mia

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  14. Dearest Carol, Scooter, and Loop,
    My heart breaks to hear this. I'm so sorry for your loss. Panda was such an amazing young woman, surrounded by such an amazing family. She was an inspiration and brought such joy to all those around her. I wish I could have told her how much I admired her strength and courage. She was so beautiful. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you always. <3, Prima

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  15. Kathryn touched so many lives in a life that was cut far too short. We are all so blessed to have spent time with the amazing woman you raised. I will always remember Kathryn's smile and the joy that always radiated around her. -Tom

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  16. There is no doubt in our minds that Kathryn was met by a wonderful grandma that received her wings just a couple of weeks ago. Our thoughts are with you all and cannot express our deepest sympathies. ~Jana and Carl

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  17. I am so very sorry for your loss. It is unfathomable.
    Much love and comfort to your family...

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  18. Kathryn has secured her spot in so many of our hearts. My prayers go out to you Scott, Carol, Ann and Richard..

    Dutch.

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  19. The peace of Christ be with all of you. Kathryn's faith shone bright in her confirmation classes, but nowhere more brightly than in the hospital room where y'all called me to come and join her in prayer during her first bout. She was so thankful for Jesus taking the cup of suffering in Gethsemene. Do you remember that, too? What a deep impression she made on me, and what trust she showed in saying, "not my will, but thine be done."

    I pray the cup of salvation be your strength and your joy.

    with love and in Christ,
    David Norland

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  20. Kathryn was a ball of light. She always had a smile on her face. She was the bubbliest person I knew. From Sunday school at Emmanuel to catching up by running into each other and talking about college and "the grown up life". I will love and miss her always. She is our little angel in the sky now. I feel forever grateful for having known Kathryn for all these years. My heart goes out to you Scott, Carol, Ann and Richard. May God bless your family and your smiling angel Kathryn. R.I.P. Sweetheart.

    -John

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  21. Carol and Family.... All our lives are forever changed. I know it was a priveledge for you to be Kathryn's mom, and you carried that responsibility so well. I'm so sorry that she is gone but she will be forever in our hearts. I want you to know that I have observed you being an AWESOME MOTHER for many years. Kathryn and you were both priveledged. Much love and prayers to you. Sheila

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  22. Words cannot express what a tragedy this is to have such an amazingly, wonderful, loving and spirited young woman been taken from this world so early. Kathryn truly was the embodiment of love and life. I wish I had the chance to let her know just how much she has inspired me and how highly I thought of her. I really can't think of a more pure heart with the intense spark for life. My thoughts and love are with you Scott, Carol, and Gordy!

    Lots of love,

    Jocelyn

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  23. Love to you and the whole family. Words cannot express the grief and sorrow that the entire camp family is feeling with you. I hope you can feel it from all over the country and know that we are all better people for having experienced Panda in all her wonderfulness. Thank you for sharing her with us and with camp. I am forever grateful.

    -Roo

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  24. There are absolutely, positively no words to convey how much I hurt for all of you. Although there is not one thing that can be done, I will offer it anyway. Anything at all. We love you very much.
    -Meg

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  25. I will miss you greatly, Kathryn. You taught me to cherish life and live as though every moment may be my last. I don’t think it was fair that you were taken so soon. You were the most strong, genuine and kind person I’ve ever had the chance to know and be friends with. Please know that you touched many people’s lives and helped so many others fighting the same battle. This year when I walk the track at Relay for Life, I will be thinking of you and sporting my CAKE team shirt.
    - Becca

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  26. Dear Carol,Scott Richard and Aunt Anna Mae, This is one of those times that words cannot express the sorrow everyone is feeling in our hearts.This loss is so painful.But to me it is amazing of all the loved you all have displayed to us standing on the sidelines not knowing what to do BUT pray.I marvel at the courage you all managed to muster for the love of your daughter granddaughter and sister.Richard be proud of the wonderful brother you were to her.Carol you are an example of true mothers love Scott you should be proud of all you contribute,running errands,,shopping and much more.And last but certainly not least ,Grandma Ann you are pilar that showed this family how to love have faith and stay strong.God Bless you all in your time of sorrow Cousin Donna

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  27. Dear Carol, Scott, and Richard--our hearts ache for you in the loss of your beloved Kathryn. She was a shining light, and we will never forget her. Thank you for sharing Kathryn and her story with us; she and you have inspired us to live our lives fully and with purpose, to hold each other close, and express our love and appreciation to the people who matter in our lives. May the memories you created with Kathryn bring you comfort and peace in this difficult time. Our love to you, Yvonne and Brad Smith, and James and Annie Morrison.

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  28. Carol, Scott and Richard, my heart is breaking for you all so much, there are no words to say that can comfort you. Please know that you all have inspired me so much through your travels with Kathryn, as I'm sure many have been insired. "The Bradley Team" has proven that if you stick together, you can weather the storms. The way you all stood beside each other has been the biggest insipration, your all amazing.
    Today is such a tragic reminder that cancer doesn't care who you are, how old you are or what you do. Kathryn always put everyone and everything first above anything else, she was always doing for others. She was a very kind, gentle and loving person.
    The world was such a better place for having her in it, now Heaven will be a better place because she is there. We will miss her terribly. My Love and Prayers to you all.
    Gin

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  29. I remember the day Kathryn was born; so beautiful and perfect and loved by all of you. It does not seem possible that she has moved on and left so young and vital. She had an amazing spirit and inner beauty and strength that one could easily see..It will be so hard to be without her presence. Our love and sympathy to you. May you be comforted that she is at peace. We know she will live forever in your hearts..Peggy & Duane

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  30. Hi Carol,

    I just wanted to let you know how very sorry I am to hear about Kathryn’s passing.
    I have been thinking of you and team Bradley all day.
    You are an amazing family and the love you share puts a huge smile in my heart.
    Thank You for sharing your beautiful daughter with us. Every moment with her was our true pleasure.
    She will forever and continuously be our Special Angel!

    Hugs to each of you.
    We at the Larson house are keeping you tightly in our thoughts.

    Denise Larson

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  31. Chris Hoffman-FagundesFebruary 2, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Carol, Are there words at a time like this?...she was a fighter...I remember reading your story about her way back & sharing it with my daughter, who you were teaching....myself as a survivor (13 years this May 13) Your story and love for her changed us all. We thank you for sharing her with us during these years..bringing what purpose and meaning you could to something that seems to make no sense. We will be remembering Kathryn this year at our first of Fife Milton Edgewood Relay..in June. Her smile will no doubt shine over the event as we shed tears & perhaps a smile as we think of her and what she might say right then :) I pray for laughter through the tears in the days ahead...We will be thinking of you on her birthday Sunday as well...She gets to sit with Jesus, happy, healthy & whole..But our hearts will be with you all and your empty arms here on earth.

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  32. We are all hurting so much for the loss of this wonderful person and spirit, yet we are all very thankful that we knew her and were in her presence, however brief. Much love, aloha, and prayers to you all from your family in Hawaii. The Todd Bradley family, her loving uncle, auntie and cousins.

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  33. I am so sorry for your Loss. My heart is breaking and I can not even think of losing a child in any way possible. My whole heart goes out to you and the family. My kids went though CJH with Carol as their teacher and you are a wonderful family. This is a big reason of why I am doing Relay for Life as we need to fight the fight. I can only pray to be as strong of a fighter as Kathryn was in her life and she gave me hope and vision of what can happen if we all work togheter to beat cancer down hard. I will keep trying to do just that as long as I can. I will be praying for your family please know that and as My wife said before on this page we will be remembering Kathryn this Saturday at the Fife-Milton-Edgewood Relay for Life Kickoff Event at the Dacca Barn starting at 10am. I pray I could do more......GOD BLESS YOU ALL...

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  34. My deepest condolences and all my love goes out to you Carol, Scott, and Richard. Our good friend Dennis Tyler has been keeping me informed these past couple of months, and we are honored to offer whatever comes from the karting event. Stay strong and please reach out for anything at all, we're all here for you.

    Mirko Freguia

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  35. Carol and family,
    I am so saddened to see the news of Kathryn's passing. My daughter, Taylor was in Girl Scouts many years ago with Kathryn. That is how we had the privilege of meeting you and Kathryn. Just the other day I was looking at pictures from those days. I told Taylor of Kathryn's passing, she too was very saddened. We pray that God will hold your family through this painful time. Know that Kathryn's death is affecting many, near and far, because of the wonderful person she was. No more pain or suffering for her in Heaven.
    God bless you.
    Melissa and Taylor Darneille

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  36. Carol and family
    Your angel is gone but will never be forgotten.What a wonderful loving family Kathryn has.Praying God will comfort your family.


    KARLA,DILLON AND KIMMIE MARTINEZ

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  37. I just found out today that Kathryn passed away. I'm so, so sorry for your loss. She was a student of mine at Western, and I've never forgotten her. She never made excuses or asked for special consideration with regards to her condition. I was her teacher, but she taught about compassion, courage, and about what's really important in life.

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