Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ollie is home...

Ollie passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 16 at 4:15 am.

Visitation for Oliver is set for Sunday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 at Hagarty Waychoff Grarup Funeral Service on South Street in Waterloo. The funeral is set for Monday at 11:00 AM at the family's church -- the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cedar Falls.

39 comments:

Jackie said...

I am so sorry. Thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time. Please take some comfort from knowing that Ollie touched the lives of people around the world - I'm in the UK. My thought are with you today and I wish you as much peace as you can find.

Alice said...

May God bless you all, and give you the strength to carry on. Fly with the Angels Ollie!! Alice (Canada)

Kendra F said...

I cannot say I know the pain you all are going thru for I have never lost a child but I wish to send my condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you all. Love and prayers from Australia. xxoo

Stephanie said...

Iam so sorry this as happened to your beautiful son.May God hold you all in his arms and may you somehow find the strength to get through the service.You are a family like no other and an inspiration to anyone out there who thinks they can not get through another day. You have forever touched lives and Ollie will never be forgotten !

stephanie said...

ollie is now with god and is walking side by side with him and looking down on everyone letting everyone know that he is happy and able to do the things that he hasnt been able to do much of over the last few years.. i am so sorry and hope the best for you guys to be able to recover soon. thats what ollie would have wanted. i would have never known about ollie if it wasnt for my daughters 3rd grade class checking in on ollie everyday. she came home and told me about him and we have been tracking you guys ever since. i too have a 10 yr old and its a scary feeling that stuff like that can happen just like that and its scary. you may have recieved some letters and stuff from the laurens marathon 3rd grade class. she said that they sent stuff to him. she is terribly upset and its hard to explain to an 8 yr old to make her understand why god had to take him so soon, but i think now she understands. our hearts go out to you and your family.

smiliesar said...

My heart aches for you Stacy! I pray that Heavenly Father will be able to lift you through the next days, weeks, months, and years ahead. I hope you can find peace in knowing he's no longer in pain though the ache of loosing him will still be there. I wish I could fly there and give you a big hug! Thanks for letting me follow along your journey and enjoy in all those precious memories you made for your son and entire family. You are a wonderful mommy! I know the Lord will bless you whether in this life or the next.
Much Love, Sarah (Gresham, OR)

Jen said...

Rest in peace sweet boy. I am so very sad for your loss Palmer family, and will pray for strength and comfort in the amazing memories with Ollie.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's obvious that Ollie was an amazing boy, and he was so fortunate to have such a loving and exceptional family. My thoughts will be with you.

Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to you and your family. I can't imagine how hard this is for you. Your precious Ollie will be looking down on you from heaven with love.

Brittany..Following my Bliss said...

I'm so sorry for your loss but rejoicing at the knowledge of Ollie's complete healing and a renewed life!
God bless all of you.

Kathy C. said...

I am sorry for your loss. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

I have no words...know that Oliver touched my life as he touched many others' hearts....God Bless your beautiful little soul, Ollie...

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss.. No mother should ever have to go through that kind of pain but you have the comfort of knowing you did absolutely EVERYTHING to make him happy and comfortable in his time of need. I never met Oliver in person but his courage and endurance touched me as well as so many others. I will keep you all in my prayers and hope that my family will be blessed to be watched over by your very special guardian angel. God Bless you and your family.

Krista said...

We loved you then. We love you now, and we will love you forever! You have a very special place in our hearts Ollie and we will hold your family close and continue to make memories with them.
Till we meet again kiddo...till we meet again!

Delena from Okmulgee, OK said...

My heart is breaking for your family. No child should every suffer through cancer, nor should any family ever suffer the loss of a child. I pray you find peace.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss, Oliver touched so many lives, may he rest in peace!!

Anonymous said...

I only found your blog today, and I'm very sorry to hear of Oliver's passing. He is in a better place now, where he is no longer sick. :) I admire how strong you all have been through this.

Anonymous said...

I can't even begin to understand how difficult this must be. I can say that reading through the journey has truly touched me, and Ollie was an incredibly brave and spectacular kid. My heart goes out to you and your family.

MARTA DIEZ said...

The fact that this case has now befallen me. maybe because of how young he was Oliver. I was hoping they would recover. before the disease is looked with great force. From Spain I want to show my support to his family at this difficult time. Keep it up! Your children need you!(Spain)

WE LOVE YOU!!

JODI said...

I am so sorry to hear that Ollie lost his battle. I hope you find peace in knowing he is up there in heaven running and playing pain free. My thoughts and prayers are with those of you who he had to leave behind. Jodi (Ohio)

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oghj7y4hluU

Thinking of your family today.

Meredith and Jason said...

Palmer Family-
Ollie is such an amazing boy- to be so brave and touch so many lives. I am so sorry for the pain that your family has gone through and is going through. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace dear sweet Oliver. May you fligh high with the angels! My thoughts and prayers are with the Palmer Family. May you find peace and strength during this difficult time. I will continue to pray for more research and discovery in the DIPG community.

Denine said...

Dearest Palmer Family, Words cannot even begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I also find it hard to express how amazing it is to have learned so much about yourself through someone you will never meet. Thank you for that. Ollie is at peace now in part of how wonderfully he was taken care of by you here on earth. May you find a sense of peace knowing you did all you could while he was here. Judging from the beautiful pictures you have shared Ollie was able to lead a wonderful life and do so much before he had to leave. May God bless all of you. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us. Take Care and know you all will be in my prayers.

The Breckons said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Oliver, and his family, have touched me beyond words. I am thankful you have shared his journey with others. It has helped me so much. Please know that many prayers are being offered up in your families behalf, and most especially in his mother's behalf. Steph (spokane, WA)

Anonymous said...

So extremely saddened to hear of your loss. No words, I feel at a loss. I hope you can find comfort and love from your family and friends. Though I never knew Ollie, he has forever left a sweet imprint on my heart & life. May the angels feel blessed to have such a wonderful addition added to their family. Rest in peace sweet Oliver-

Heidi (IL)

Anonymous said...

There are so many who have been ministered to thru your blog sharing of Ollie's life. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been at times, but you were always so willing to open up your heart and your home to all of us. And now we share in your grief, even though we do not know you personally.

I am hoping that the book "Just Like That" written by my Pastor friend will be a strength to your children (and you) as it shares Biblically what Heaven must be like. Know you are being thought of, prayed for and held in the palm of the hand of our Creator. And Ollie is free from any pain and whole again!

Micki Talcott

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We will pray for healing and strength for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry. I will keep you all in my prayers. Ollie's story touched me deeply. Much much love. Betsy from Lexington, Georgia

Christie said...

My heart is breaking for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Palmer family, I have been a long time follower of sweet Olivers journey. He is an amazing little boy who showed such strength in the face of such a devastating diagnosis. He was so lucky to have such an amazing supportive and loving family by his side day and night making the best of memories with him in his short life. Your whole family is an inspiration. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. As a mother of 4 children I cannot even imagine the pain you are in after losing your sweet boy. I pray for peace and strength in the coming days, weeks months and years. Be gentle on yourself, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. I heard this song this weekend and immediately thought of your family and your painful journey, I hope it brings some comfort………you will never be far from my thoughts or prayers.

Candice from Canada

http://www.ask.com/videos/watch-video/god-only-cries-for-the-living-karaoke/tkv1BOeAdiGf843cy-r1gw?o=undefined&l=dis&ver=11&domain=ask.com

Jodie said...

Bless your sweet little soul Ollie. It takes a special child to have touched so many. I will pray for your family to be able to find peace after experiencing more grief than I can fathom.

Anonymous said...

This little boy was such an inspiration. Such a beacon of strength and courage at such a young age. Rest in peace dear Oliver!

liljohn Hounds Of Hades M/C said...

On behalf of the Hounds Of Hades Motorcycle Club here in Brockton Massachusetts, we send out deepest condolences to Ollie's family and closest friends. His story touched and will forever be in our hearts! May you have a peaceful pain free rest now. "Throttle Hands Up" to Ollie. First day of riding season when we head out, we will hold a moment of silence in memory of Ollie and in biker tradition we will rev our engines to let God know he has a fallen soldier in Heaven and we will rev them 10 times for his 10 short but courageous years! RIP OLLIE. You will forever be in the Hounds of Hades hearts !....liljohn Hounds Of Hades M/C Public Relations Officer

Karen said...

Oliver is lucky to have such an amazing family. May he bring you peace during this time.

My heart hurts so bad for your family. I will continue to pray for you guys.

Anonymous said...

Blessings to your family at this time. Prayers for your emotional healing.

Cynthia Dixon said...

RIP sweet boy

Anonymous said...

I am deeply sorry for your loss of your precious boy.
He was and always will be an inspiration to so many.
You seem like such wonderful, loving parents...
Know that others do care very much...