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Mitchell T Chepokas

Death 11 Apr 2003 (aged 9)
Burial Shorewood, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 7357121 · View Source
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At age 7 Mitchell was diagnosed with Marfan's syndrome, a genetic connective-tissue disorder that detrimentally affects different parts of the body,including the heart. The condition often gave him headaches and stabbing pains in his chest that took his breath away. Mitch began taking Ateninol to keep his heart rate and blood pressure down. As a result, he wasn't able to play any contact sports or participate in high aerobic activities.
And just when he was getting used to Marfan's syndrome, Mitch injured his leg. The bump below his knee didn't seem that unusual at first, but it didn't heal as expected. Mitch was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare and difficult form of bone cancer in June 2002. "It had manifested itself in Mitchell in a way never previously seen," his mother said. Namely, all over his body, which might be due in part to the Marfan's.
Mitch never gave up on life. Not even after 11 rounds of chemotherapy and more than 30 rounds of radiation. He was fighting right to the end.
During the last days of his life he talked a lot about heaven with his father. Mitch wanted to know if he would be able to ride his bike in heaven. He also wanted to know of he would be able to walk, run, play baseball or eat ice cream in heaven.
Mitch loved people he was a "good" boy, gifted with imagination and a love of adventure. He will be dearly missed and forever remembered for his affectionate spirit. Mitch was a special child who made a big impression on eveyone.
Besides his parents, surviors include his sister, grandparents and his pet dog Pico. Please remember Mitchell in your prayers.
(bio by: Steve Edquist)

  • Created by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
  • Added: 15 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7357121
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mitchell T Chepokas (30 Jul 1993–11 Apr 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7357121, citing Woodside Cemetery, Shorewood, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~ (contributor 46550986) .