Our Sweet Warrior Has Gone Home – Steven is at Peace

For those of you who are not on Team Steven on Facebook, it is with an extremely heavy heart that I tell you our dear Steven Tyler Wilson passed away peacefully this morning at 4:45 a.m.  His Aunt Dena said she knew after seeing him late last night that it was time to let go – he had fought so long and was so tired.
Thank you so much to all of you wonderful people who have followed Steven’s journey so closely and who have extended such compassion to Steven and the family during his brave battle.  Your support, cards, healing thoughts and loving prayers shared during Steven’s valiant fight against cancer and infection helped keep his spirits up and showed us all that anything is possible.  Steven taught us all lessons about the beauty of life, the gift of people who truly love us and what it means to never take anything for granted. 
This morning on my way back to Tulsa, I have been touched and frequently in tears at the airports today when reading all of the messages on Facebook of how Steven has inspired several of my friends along with many people I don’t know at all who grew to love him (I write you now through blurry vision from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport, as I didn’t have time to update you before my flight).  Steven has been such a gift to me and to our family.  That boy was so amazing, and will live on in all of our hearts.  I hope you will keep him in yours, too, and never forget whatever lessons you took from his brave journey.
We now ask that you please pray for his brave parents, who have been by Steven’s side every step of the way, and for all of the family members who have been affected by this loss.  Please keep everyone close to your heart during this difficult time and send loving thoughts.  It is time for peace and comfort.  
If you would like to donate to Steven’s benefit fund, you may do here on our blog page via the link on the left hand side, or simply send a check to:
Steven Wilson Benefit Account
c/o Sharon VanOrsdol
Community Bank
P.O. Box 1020
Bristow, OK 74010
If you are on Facebook, feel free to add your thoughts and love to the Team Steven wall.  Or if you would like to share your stories of how Steven inspired you, cards of condolence may be sent to:
The Steven Wilson Family
c/o Denise Sargent
10111 S. Sandusky Ave.
Tulsa, OK  74137
Again, we thank you for all your support and love through Steven’s tireless journey.  Your support and love has meant more than you know.  Thank you for showing up and showing love to our amazing boy.  Remember this quote:  “Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.  Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” – Betty Smith, from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Steven Tyler Wilson 4-12-92 – 5-21-2010 
Rest in Peace, Sweet Warrior.
In closing today, I would like to thank the music of The Eagles, which happened to be on my iPod during a difficult flight, and has offered the comfort of an old friend.  Keep in mind this guided meditation by Patricia Ellsberg as you think of Steven in your days to come and appreciate the beautiful life you live:
Open in gratitude …
… for the breath that nourishes every cell in your body and has sustained you from the moment you were born.
… for the miracle of your body that, despite whatever weaknesses or limitations, serves you and allows you to sense the wonders of the world.
… for your brain that coordinates all the functions of your body without your even being aware of it.
… for consciousness that allows you to perceive, feel, and be amazed.
… for the eyes that allow you to see the abounding beauty that surrounds you – colors and shapes, the face of a loved one.
… for the ears that enable you to hear birds singing, wind rustling in leaves, words people say to you, and the laughter of children.
… for the sense of smell that allows you to enjoy the fragrance of flowers, the scent of fresh air, your favorite food.
… for your mouth and tongue that enable you to taste the fruits of teh earth, to enjoy a ripe peach or chocolate melting in your mouth. 
… for the skin that protects you and yet allows you to touch and sense teh world, feel warmth, coolness, softness, and the touch of a loved one.
… for your heart that beats faithfully your whole life, from even before you were born.
Open to a sense of wonder and gratitude for the amazing gift of being awake and alive in this precious human form.  The fact that we exist or that anything exists at all is a wondrous mystery.  We all live in the midst of a miracle.
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  • Tabetha Greeney  On May 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Dear Stevens Family,
    Steven was a strong boy that was a fighter and to teach us to keep our strength and to enjoy life while we are here on earth.
    Now, he is in a perfect place; heaven and Our Lord has wrapped His arms around Steven and he is now being loved more than any one of us can comprehend.
    I send my sympathy to Stevens Family and hope that you can find peace and comfort through God. Steven is not in pain anymore, he is happy with Our Father in Heaven.
    Carry Steven’s beautiful smile in your hearts forever.
    With Love and compassion and our sympathy,
    Joan Heinmiller and Tabby Greeney

  • jessica  On May 25, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I would just like to say that that wonderul child of god changed the way I look at life. I am so proud to be alive and wake up and see the beautiful sun and trees… seeing old pictures of steven in better times when he was out in the son with friends and family and smiling. Life is not something to be taken for granted. He looked like a happy child who loved life and it was cut short but Im sure he helped out alot of people along the way… ME FOR ONE. I am thankful to be apart of this journey with many many other people and I know steven will be looking down from heaven tomorrow probably so proud because he sees all the support he had and all the people he helped along the way. God bless the family and stay strong. Hes home with God and this is just a part of life. THANK YOU STEVEN FOR HELPING ME. I look forward to thanking you in person one day. ❤

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