Kyle was one of those kids that you thought would never live to be 16. He was constantly on the go which meant lots of trips to the ER, he was very athletic for his age and size he could do one arm push ups ,climb walls, trees and scaffolding in a blink of an eye.
We had a big old rope swing off the hill in our back yard by the time you swung out I would guess you were between 12 to 15 feet high. One day I was watching him when the rope broke it was like slow motion seeing his little body fall from the sky he hit hard , knocked the breath out of him big time scared us all to death, got him to the ER to have him checked over, he had bruised his kidney and had blood in his urine other than that was fine, he has a high pain threshold, the ER nurse had asked me why he was not crying, just shook my head that's the way he is.
At a very very young age Michale Jordan had become Kyle's idol he lived and breathed basketball he would tell me he as going to grow up and be like Michale you should have seen the look he gave me when I told him that he was not going to be able to be black he really thought he could change his skin color! He has volunteered coaching many times for his cousins and nephew's basket ball teams.
One year we moved to California and were living in a split entry home when Kyle decided he was going to make a run for the top of the banisters and slide down but instead he over shot throwing him self up and over crashing down into the basement by the time Dennis and I got to him he was trying to lift himself up but he had broken one arm in two and broken the other arm as well, the first hospital we went to could not fix him so we had to take him into San Fransisco to have his bones set, he really never cried that time either. I could go on and on about him, the good the bad and the ugly , but to see how he has changed his life has been amazing, you are my hero Kyle.