Remarkable, vivacious, courageous. Harlan's smile and giggle will forever be remembered as infectious and constant during his nearly four years of life.
Our lives dramatically changed on February 7, 2013, when our sweet boy, Harlan "The Hero" John, was diagnosed with a rare malignant brain tumor; Ependymoma. For nearly two years, our brave boy fought through his original diagnosis, relapse and everything in between. He endured multiple surgeries, 66 radiation treatments, four cycles of chemotherapy and countless "pokes" and "boo-boos". In the seven months before Harlan passed, he lost his ability to walk, play, express himself verbally and so much more of his independence. On October 25, 2014, Harlan gained his perfect "kind blue" wings and left his body that had been tortured for far too long. He was finally free to be the 4-year old boy he so deserved to be. - written by Harlan's Mommy & Daddy