Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Shaymus Guinn passed away Dec. 19. He battled cancer for more than four years.
Shaymus Guinn, son of former Racine resident Tony Guinn and Kayla Baumgart Guinn, passed away Dec. 19, at Children's Hospital. Shaymus had battled cancer for more than four years. His family says he was an artist, Lego master, singer and prolific reader, and that he was "loving, kind, thoughtful, intelligent, had a great sense of humor, was brave and was appreciative of even the little things in life." They also thanked everyone who has organized fundraisers over the past four years. Christie Meandering Kern is one of those. She organized a combination benefit and bone marrow drive in the spring, aimed at helping Shaymus, and others who needed bone marrow transplants.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Christie Kern, of Franksville, learned that a friend's son needed a bone marrow transplant. In order to help, she registered to be on a bone marrow registry. Now she realizes it's not just her friend's son that needs the help.
Shaymus Guinn, an 11-year-old boy who had already been battling cancer for three years, found out late last year that he has chemotherapy-induced leukemia He’s scheduled for a bone marrow transplant on March 23; his father, Tony Guinn, will be the donor. And while Shaymus is recovering, a benefit and bone marrow drive will be held in his name on Sunday, with the intention of helping him and others in similar situations. Christie Kern, who runs Racine Community Acupuncture in Franksville, is a friend of Shaymus’ mom, Karla Baumgart-Guinn. The two women met in college, and Kern remembers receiving the news that Shaymus needed the transplant. Shaymus had previously had a clean CAT scan early in 2011 after a stem cell transplant to repair nine…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Shaymus (son of Tony Guinn and Karla Baumgart-Guinn) is a young boy, about to turn 11 who has been through way too much pain in his young life.