Sunday, March 24, 2013
At Collin's request, Green Bay Packers jerseys are not welcome at the memorial service at St. Norbert's Parish in Northbrook.
The following obituary was provided by the Wehr Family. Collin James Wehr, 11, beloved son of Raymond and Joan (Ewing), loving brother of Ramsay, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend of all. A celebration of his life will start with visitation Monday April 1, at 5:00 p.m. and conclude with an evening prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at St. Norbert’s Parish, 1809 Walters Avenue, Northbrook, IL. At the request of the family, attire for the celebration will be sport jerseys (Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, GBN Spartan, etc.) and at the request of the deceased, anyone arriving in Green Bay Packers attire will respectfully be asked to change. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Pediatric Brain Tumor Research C/o Collin Wehr …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The 11-year-old boy from Northbrook passed away this week after a battle with cancer.
After fighting cancer for more than two years, Collin Wehr died this week at 11-years-old. The Wehr family announced the sad news on Thursday, and the public outpour of support was practically instant. “He was such a happy and optimistic kid despite the enormous adversity he faced on a daily basis,” Former Chicago Bear Tom Waddle told the Northbrook Star. Collin met Waddle during a Make-A-Wish gift to the boy. “We feel honored to have had the opportunity to spend time with him and the Wehr family on several occasions," the Chicago Bears wrote in a statement published by the Northbrook Star. “Collin will always be a part of the Bears football family, and his positive attitude, spunky personality, and engaging smile will never be forgotten. …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Northbrook's Wehr family has released a letter notifying friends of their loss.
The following letter was distributed via email on Wednesday afternoon. Dear Friends, Collin drew his last breaths in our world this morning shortly after 1:00 a.m. He fought for as long as he could and much harder than one his age should ever have to in keeping with Walter Payton's belief, " Never die easy". We truly appreciate all of your support and are planning a celebration of Collin's life. We will have details finalized in the next few days. Until then, keep Collin's spirit alive and strong in your hearts. Our thanks, Joan, Ramsay and Ray Wehr Click here to learn more about Collin's battle with brain cancer.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Collin Wehr was diagnosed with brain cancer about three years ago. His tumors are growing aggressively.
Updated Dec. 6, 2012 at 1:20 p.m. The interfaith prayer service will include reflections from Fr. Bob Heinz of St. Norbert Parish, Rev. John Berg of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Melissa Early of United Methodist of Northbrook, Kamyar Jabarri of the Ba’Hai Community of Northbrook and family friend Fr. Richard Sztorc. Original Story Collin Wehr, a 11-year-old Northbrook boy who has been battling brain cancer for the last three years, will be honored by the Northbrook community and local clergy at an interfaith prayer service next Tuesday at St. Norbert's Parish. Collin's tumors "are growing at an extremely aggressive rate," according to the invitation to the service, posted on Patch by Robert Lozaro, a member of Northbrook's Community …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Despite a terrifying diagnosis, the Wehr family of Northbrook is grateful for the overwhelming support.
With their 10-year-old son in and out of the hospital for treatment of a brain tumor, the Wehr family can only describe their new reality as a “different world.” The topography of that world is made up of the fear of the unknowns: getting treatment for their son, Collin; a mountain of insurance claims to work through; and the daily stress of balancing the basic tasks of life with the care of a very sick boy. But the “different world” is also brightened by a lifeline of support from friends, family members and neighbors who have gone above and beyond to help the Wehrs in ways big and small, according to Collin’s father, Ray Wehr. Earlier: Family Fights For 10-Year-Old With Brain Tumor “I have to figure a way out to appropriately document it…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
One Northbrook family juggles rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and medical bills as they care for their 10-year-old son, Collin, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January 2010.
The Wehr family is fighting a battle on two fronts. On one front, they’re determined to eradicate what’s left of a brain tumor on 10-year-old Collin Wehr’s brain stem. Over the past two years, he’s undergone multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation, but part of the tumor still remains. On another front, the Wehrs are juggling the paperwork, phone calls and stress of dozens of insurance claims for Collin’s care with the everyday demands of running their household and paying the regular bills. “It’s a completely different world for us,” said Ray Wehr, Collin’s father. Fortunately, the Wehrs are not fighting the battle alone. Although they declined offers of financial help at first, eventually the monetary burden became too great. In …