Kaden Smith was born on May 11, 2001 in Round Rock, Texas. He was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 4, and despite the challenges, he was a very brave little boy with a heart of gold. On August 3, 2010, Kaden lost his battle with epilepsy. Kaden loved his family, friends, and family pets. Kaden also loved playing baseball, building with Legos, and playing Wii and Nintendo DS with his little brother and friends. Kaden’s older sister Kaylee is also diagosed with epilepsy.
Our children did not “ask” for epilepsy. Kaden no longer has the opportunity to play baseball with his team or to go to high school and college or to get married and start his own family. And Kaylee worries about her own safety and future and struggles with being ‘different’.
The “IM OK” (In Memory of Kaden) 5K run was created to raise awareness about epilepsy and to help us find a cure for epilepsy so we can save lives and end the suffering for so many who have seizures! Together we can make a difference, save lives, and support those living with epilepsy. No one should have to lose a loved one or suffer from epilepsy! Join us on May 5, 2012 as we remember Kaden & support those living with epilepsy in Central & South Texas.
– The Smith Family