Aidan was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor, on December 19, 2009 after a very brief illness. He endured multiple surgeries and five rounds of high dose chemotherapy.
Our sweet, very brave boy lost his battle and went to heaven on July 30, 2010. He was 3 years old.
Please follow Aidans journey through the blog entries below.
We will contine to share stories, post pictures and make memories in his honor. Aidan will forever be remembered.

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Aidan 7/30

Hello dearest friends,

I am deeply saddened to share this news...
Our strong, brave, gentle boy has left this world. Aidan passed away this afternoon at home in our arms. I felt his little soul leave his body.

We will be making arrangements tomorrow (his wake will be Tuesday with a funeral mass Wednesday). I will share the details with you after they are finalized.

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
~ Kahlil Gibran

Thank you for your continued prayers for our family.


  1. We will miss you deeply sweet are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. I am truly heartbroken for you. I never met your sweet boy; I only know his story through Patty. I have been following his progress over the months, praying and asking others to pray for him. Now I ask them to pray for you. I cannot even begin to imagine what you must be going through. I was devastated to hear that he had taken a turn for the worse and then lost his battle. I pray you find peace and the strength to get through this. You have an angel on your shoulders now. I hope that knowing he is no longer suffering helps ease the pain a bit. My thoughts are with you all.


  3. Kitty and Ron,

    I also know of Aidan's story thru Patty. Several of us have been praying for him, and now, are praying for strength and comfort for your family. Many of us have been touched by your story. You have given us the ability to stop, and take time to appreciate everything around us, and unite for the cause of love and hope. I struggle to find the right words to try and offer comfort. There are several of us locally that would like to some how, some way help your family. Patty has my contact info if there is anything at all that is needed. I also have a wonderful therapist in the Naperville area that specializes in grief counseling. In the meantime, I wish you both strength to get thru each day, and comfort in knowing that Aidan has touched the heart of so many people. My thoughts and prayers are with your Family.

    Patti Arnish

  4. I only met Aidan once, last December. I helped him pick out and wrap Christmas presents for his family during Wheaton Montessori's holiday shopping day. He was my last kid. And I was exhausted. But his overwhelming joy and bubbly personality perked me right up at the end of that long day. He said "yes, sure" with such gusto to all the gifts available. And he kept mischievously trying to play the piano while he was helping wrap the gifts. He made me laugh. Aidan's enthusiasm stayed with me so much that I remarked to my husband that night about what an awesome kid I'd met. The world lost someone special way too soon.
    May you find peace, as he has,
    Rita Colorito

  5. I only had the privilege to meet sweet little Aidan once, but he was nothing but smiles and joy. When he reached out to hold my hand I almost lost it. He didn't really even look at me when he grabbed my was just as though he wanted to hold on to someone. I cherish that moment. I loved watching Aidan kiss the picture of his favorite cousin Meghan so he would try to say her name. His eyes were so bright and full of life and love. I thought it funny when he would completely turn everyone in the room off for long moments when he would be completely devoted to watching the Barn Yard cartoon on the TV. It was priceless! You couldn't have bribed him to take his eyes off that screen!

    I was able to see Aidan today at the wake and he looked so sweet and peaceful. Lying there with all of his beads and his little toys. It broke my heart, but I take joy knowing that he's in a better place being the little boy that he is!
    My thoughts are with Kitty, Ron, Patty and the rest of the family as they burry sweet Aidan tomorrow.
    I love you all and continue to send you my warmest thoughts and prayers!