Mile #136 Louie
Louie Samuel Becker, 11, died on August 22, 2016 surrounded by the two humans that brought him into this universe, his parents and best friends. Two years ago he began a relentless and regrettable experience with medulloblastoma, brain cancer. Louie persevered through incessant and arduous treatments only to discover after 8 months it had recurred. We knew it would take a year from us, never believed his life, our lives. There were many isolated and desperate moments, but mostly, he kept his spirit and was steadfastly Louie. His passions persisted: Lego, Harry Potter, The Simpsons, coin collecting, reading and school at Columbus Academy. Louie is compassionate, articulate, perceptive, pragmatic, sunny, clever, lovable, witty, creative, imaginative, sweet and stoic. Memorable and exceptional, please keep his energy close to your hearts. Go vegetarian for a week (he loved animals), donate your birthday gifts, fund pediatric cancer research for this disease that killed our family, our future. "No one wants to find a cure more than me." LSB. He is endured and will be achingly missed by his adoring parents.