Monthly Archives: June 2010

Include a Note to Steven – Red Balloon Release THIS Saturday!

We hope you will join us WHEREVER you are this Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. CST for the universal Balloon Release. As I reported previously, we will be releasing RED balloons into the air wherever we all are at 1:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, June 26th.

Steven’s Aunt Dena said she’s going to put a note for Steven inside her balloon, and we’re all planning to as well.  Maybe you would like to do the same, telling him how much his will to live inspired you or whatever impact he had on you. If you buy the balloons and can’t put the note inside, you can attach a little note for him to the balloon by punching a hole in it and tying it to the string. Children may especially enjoy coloring a little picture for him or writing a special note to attach to their balloons – teach them the value of life and talk to them about Steven’s amazing journey. Let them know that even when we lose loved ones, they are still with us in our hearts, and that releasing those balloons into the air is sending up love and honoring the memory of someone dear.

Join us Saturday, June 26, 2010 as we once again release red balloons in honor of Steven!

Steven’s mom had a great idea to include the website address our Team Steven page on Facebook to have people let us know if they find the balloon and tell us where it landed or where they found it. You might also want to include your starting location on there as well so they know where the release originated.

The link to the group page on Facebook is a little lengthy, so perhaps we could refer them here to the blog to find it. The bottom of your note could say something like:
“This balloon was sent up with love from Bristow, OK. If you find it and you’re on Facebook, look up our Team Steven page and tell us where it landed! Facebook link at” Or if they look up the group while on Facebook, it will be the first Team Steven that comes up, with over 3,000 members.

If you post pictures of your balloon release to the Team Steven page on Facebook afterward, please be sure to include your city and state! Thank you to everyone who is joining in this moment as we all remember Steven. He continues to touch so many hearts. Thanks for keeping him in yours. HUGS!


Team Steven Red Balloon Release – Saturday, June 26th

Greetings, Team Steven. Tomorrow marks the 1-month anniversary of Steven’s passing. As you can imagine, the family continues to grieve and misses that beautiful boy’s sweet smile. Days like today (Father’s Day) and tomorrow are especially hard. Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers for strength for his parents, stepdad, siblings and extended family.

We would like to invite you to join us in a universal Balloon Release this coming Saturday, wherever you may be. You can gather with friends or family in a park or backyard, or you can do it on your own. We will be releasing RED balloons into the air wherever we all are at 1:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, June 26th. On the 26th, it will be 1 month since we released the red balloons at his graveside service. This Saturday you will ALL have an opportunity to participate! It will be a great moment to send up some love to Steven and out to his family. Imagine his big smile as he sees all those red balloons rising to greet him up in Heaven! Feel free to take pictures and post them afterward to our Team Steven page on Facebook.

There is more significance regarding the date of June 26th for the Balloon Release. It will be the 12th anniversary of the day Steve gave a kidney to Steven, and they always celebrated June 26th as Steven’s kidney birthday. 🙂

So please … feel free to join us on Saturday as we celebrate the life of a young man who is so missed. I know Steven inspired so many along the way – this is your opportunity to pay tribute to him along with us. If Steven made a difference in your life, feel free to post your thoughts directly to the Team Steven wall on Facebook, or add your comments here. Thank you again for all of your wonderful support. Be well.