"Tina, I just saw this and I am so sorry for your loss. Your entire family are in my prayers."
– Kathy Wuelling Clegg, friend,
St. Charles, MO, Feb 03, 2013
"We are so sorry for your loss. Cole was sadden by the news. He was a ex-classmate of Austin's at Warren. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."
– Trinity Wenom, Cole Joseph's mother classmate.,
Saint Charles, MO, Jan 30, 2013
"I imagine a special place in Heaven for all of the St.Jude kids. A place where they run,play,giggle without end. No pain,no disabilities from treatments, only love and laughter. I imagine when one of their own arrives,there is great celebration that last forever...Your precious son,Austin is now with our precious Bree and all of the other St.Jude kids. I imagine the day we arrive and hearts are whole again. Until then,we remain family here. We will fight on for our angels and all the children continuing the fight and those to come.Sending heartfelt prayers and love to you and your family."
– Susan Guy, St.Jude family,
Boiling Springs, SC, Jan 27, 2013
"AUSTIN WAS TRULY A SWEET LITTLE BOY. A REAL TROUPER WHO DIDN'T COMPLAIN. HE WILL BE FOREVER MISSED. GOD MUST HAVE NEEDED A SPECIAL ANGEL SO HE TOOK AUSTIN HOME WHERE HE WILL BE ABLE TO RUN AND PLAY PAIN FREE. I KNOW OUR FAMILY MEMBERS WERE WAITING WITH OPEN ARMS TO WELCOME HIM. I'M SURE JOE WILL GIVE HIM ALOT OF SCOOTER RIDES. MY CONTINUAL PRAYER FOR AUSTIN'S FAMILY WILL BE THAT GOD WILL GIVE YOU COMFORT, COURAGE AND PEACE THROUGHOUT THE DAYS AHEAD. I LOVE YOU ALL!"
– Henrietta Kifer, Cousin,
Jan 25, 2013
"I miss u so much lil buddie words cant even say how much !u brought love joy @ happiness to my life in so many way ur lil saying u had I said I said I said I will greatly miss I was so blessed to hold u close to me Austin walk with the Angels sadly missed love u always @forever ull all have a place in my heart ill always remember ur smile"
– Angela raines, Best buddy,
Alton, IL, Jan 25, 2013
"there are not enough words or pages to describe how amazing you are Austin. Your spirit and humor will never be forgotten. I looked forward to your silly stories, infectious laugh, and kind heart in therapy. You never gave up on your physical limitations and always pushed through, no matter how hard the task. You were always such a fighter. You will forever be engrained in my heart, mind, and spirit and I will miss you always. I know you will always be with us. I am lucky to have had you in my life during your preschool years."
– Carrie Choate, Physical Therapist-preschool,
st louis, MO, Jan 24, 2013