My mom was shopping for a little sculpture to sit on a shelf in a new room in her home and came across a small dolphin sculpture almost identical to the one that fell on Kayson. While shopping for the item she came across your story and shared it with me over the phone.
She ordered the sculpture to be shipped to her so she would be reminded of Kayson and pray for him and your family over time.

The spirit of those passed reach out in ways we don’t always expect or may not even acknowledge.. I felt your son’s spirit . . . bigger and brighter than ever imagined in a small boy, reaching out to let you know he is in an awesome place . . and reassuring us to have faith that we too will be with those whom have passed.

With love to you all


October 22, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Diana j 

Our hearts and prayers are with you. He was a beautiful child and is God’s Angel now. The only explanation for this tragedy is that God wanted him next to him to watch over your family and all of us.

June 15, 2014 - 5:55 AM

Ray Swallows 

What a beautiful child. Seeing the photograph of him standing near the pool makes me think about my 2 year old son and how lucky we are to have even a small amount of time with these little beacons of light. No doubt he was a happy child and loved his family deeply. For a 2 year old’s last words to be “I love you” speaks volumes about his heart and you, his family. While I certainly can’t imagine the loss and the feelings that you are enduring, I can say that the devastation that I do imagine when I think of your loss is virtually unbearable for myself. Stay strong in your faith, knowing that you will be reunited with your baby again. Your story has affected me deeply, so much so that I have never shared my thoughts like this with strangers. My babies are going to be very confused at why their big, tough daddy is hugging them so much. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with your family.

June 14, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Holly Georgeson 


I’m so very sorry for your loss. My heart just aches for your sweet family. We haven’t known each other long and only from sitting through long hours of gym practice, but I know my son, Braden, will miss sharing toys and snacks with sweet Kayson. I will miss watching their sweet interactions.
The heartache is unimaginable but I know that through our Savior’s love, you will pull through this. I know that this is not the same, but my first son was stillborn. So if you ever find you need to talk to someone that has lost a child, I am here to listen and cry with you.
Your family has been and will be in my thoughts and prayers.


June 13, 2014 - 1:06 AM

Melody Ellett 

Dear Family of Kayson,

Just after moving into Suncrest in February (new ward), I too, lost a baby…… he was not 3 but 21…..the grief is indescribable, and barely tolerable, but because of His promise, I will hold my baby again. I never imagined loosing my child… he was my only Son…. and a best friend… but I did. Take the time to grieve, allow the time it takes on your own schedule… and know you can call me anytime to cry… I might too… much love.

Melody Yost-Ellett 801-244-4079

June 12, 2014 - 11:36 PM


I just read the article of sweet Kayson. I am so sorry for the loss of this precious child. May God wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you as only He can. We lost our precious little 3 yr. old son, Peyton, seven years ago. I want to tell you from this side of grief, you will get through this horrible time and be able to feel joy again. Hugs and many prayers from Pensacola, Florida. Our lives have been impacted by Kayson’s short life.

June 12, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Mijares Family 

First I would like to say that my family and I are so very sorry that this happened to your son. I was actually 10 feet away when this happened as I was walking along that street with my two sons on our way to lunch. It just seemed unreal, like slow motion when I saw the statue fall on Kayson. I’m not sure if you remember, but I was the first person there that asked your husband to check Kayson’s chest. I was hoping and praying that Kayson’s bloody nose was his only injury. I didn’t learn about what happened to Kayson until a few days later. When I heard, I just broke down and cried and held my sons. I know that there is nothing we can do to bring him back, but please “keep your chin up” because Kayson will always be with you and you will see each other again some day.

We are praying for your family during this extremely difficulty time and if we could give you a hug over the internet we would.

We may not know each other, but as parents we do have a bond that we both can relate too. If you would like to talk, please feel free to reach out to us.

Loving Regards,
The Mijares Family (Trevor, Maritess, Trevor Jr., Thomas)

June 12, 2014 - 5:58 PM

sue mckinley 

We currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area. When I first heard this story, my heart broke at the very sad news. Then I heard the family was from Utah & knew I had to learn more. I saw Jordan Wilkins (a long time friend )on KSL news talking about Kayson. This was one special little boy. You can see what a vibrant spirit he was when looking at his pictures. He was sent to a wonderful Earthly family and is now back with his Heavenly Family. In just 2 years, he has left a huge impact here. Prayers will be said for your family. Love to you all. May the Lord’s warm embrace comfort you at this time.

June 12, 2014 - 5:14 AM

Michael Nadler 

My thoughts and condolences to you and your family.

June 12, 2014 - 2:28 AM


My heart breaks for the loss of your beautiful little angel. May God soothe your soul.

June 11, 2014 - 8:08 PM