Saturday, April 12, 2008

Balloons For Ethan

For many months, I have been following the story of a little boy named Ethan Powell who had leukemia. Last week Ethan passed away and today at 3p.m. his parents asked everyone to release a blue balloon from their home in his memory. Below are a couple of pictures of the balloon released here in Missouri. This story really touched me not only because he was an infant, but seven years ago I lost my older sister to leukemia.
Balloon Beginning It's Journey

Must look closely, but you can see the balloon in the center of the picture.


Liz (The Preppy Lizard) said...

Oh what a beautiful, touching story. Do you know how many people across the US released balloons today?

Lindsey said...

I don't know how many people released balloons, but I suspect it was thousands based on the amount of people who have been following the story. Their website has over 5 million visitors!!

Lauren said...

What a sweet way to honor Ethan. I am sorry to hear that you lost your sister.