From the moment he was born, Caleb Joseph became the love of my life. As soon as I laid my eyes on him, I thought he was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen. Everyone who met Caleb fell in love with him instantly. He had a twinkle in his eyes, the most infectious laugh, and an amazing smile that will never be forgotten. Caleb was curious about everything! He was energetic and loving and had a wonderful way about him.
Caleb could keep himself entertained for hours with his sheens (excavators), cardees (cars), and of course, Mr. Bear, his beloved stuffed animal. He loved puzzles and books and anything that had wheels on it. Watching him dance and sing to his favorite songs made everyone smile. Caleb started walking at 9 months and never looked back… it’s as if he knew he would only have a short time to enjoy this life we take for granted.
My sweet little Caleb was granted his angel wings on February 25th, 2007, only five days after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends he had touched during his brief, yet very memorable life. With Caleb’s passing, I remind myself and others that his life is one to be celebrated. Although I miss him every day, I believe Caleb was only meant to be here for a short time. He was destined to help others, and I feel extremely blessed that he chose me to help carry out his legacy. Starting this foundation was my way of honoring Caleb’s memory and keeping his beautiful spirit alive. I know his legacy will live on forever through PENNIES FROM HEAVEN and the many families we have and will continue to help…
– Nichole Granville, Founder and Caleb’s Mommy