Elijah Michael Shihad

Elijah Michael Shihad

December 17, 2002 - February 27, 2006

Elijah Michael Shihad

December 17, 2002 - February 27, 2006



Elijah ?E? Michael Shihad took his first breath in Heaven on Monday, February 27, 2006 at 3:17 in the morning at the tender age of 3. Born on December 17, 2002 in Anaheim, CA to Mike and Connie Shihad of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, this little angel began his earthly mission.

Big ?E? was diagnosed with AML Leukemia at ten months old and began aggressive chemotherapy treatments, which lasted until July 2004. He entered remission soon after induction in December 2003. Living life as he should, building his train collection, indulging in his Thomas movies, taking train rides as far as Hawaii, Elijah relapsed in April 2005. He underwent a stem cell transplant soon after and was able to come home in August. During recovery, our angel baby relapsed once again in November. In an attempt to prepare him for another transplant, he endured 3 more cycles of treatments until January 2006.

As we took on this journey, big ‘E’ took a journey of his own. He managed to bring together people from all over the world through his strength and courage. He touched lives by sharing with them his lively smiles and bright spirit. He taught lessons of life by loving his Mom and Dad as though they were perfect. He also leaves behind his Grandparents Romy Mila, Milad, Isis; Godparents Matt, Joy, Ken, Bridget; Uncles and Aunts Ramon, Lori, Rin, Darwin, Daniel; Cousins Vincent, Nathan, Nikki, Kirstin, Bryan and his best buddy Trent. Once he fulfilled his mission, he reached out and took his Creator’s hand to return to His Heavenly Kingdom where we will once again be reunited with him. For now, we will work towards fulfilling our own mission that God has given us through our sweetest angel baby. May he rest in peace!

Visitation will be on Thursday & Friday, March 2nd & 3rd, 2006 from 6-9 P.M. at O’Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, California.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 4th 2006 ~ 9:30 A.M. at San Francisco Solano Catholic Church, 22082 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

An Interment will follow immediately at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 7845 Santiago Canyon Road, Orange, California.

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129 responses to Elijah Michael Shihad

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  1. Angie Pham says:

    Dearest Connie and Mike,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I love Elijah for he has touched my life in such a personal way. He was my inspiration to get involved with TNT. I will do my part to help continue his mission. Your family will stay in my thoughts and prayers. I love you guys!

  2. Anne Harper says:

    I am deeply touched by your faith and focus on Him during this time. I can’t fathom the depth of your earthly pain, but I do know that your praise of God during this experience can only be used for His glory. I pray for your family that you continue to stay focused on the fact that we are only here for a short time and that Jesus is just waiting for you to join Him, your precious angel baby and our Heavenly Father. I not only can shout GO TEAM! because of running for TNT but also for the higher team of believers! God Bless you all.
    Anne Harper

  3. Elijah’s beautiful eyes are what inspired me to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Assocation. His eyes brought so much tenderness and joy to to life. May Elijah watch over his loved ones as he will be their little guardian angel. May he laugh, run and rest in peace with his heavingly Father. God bless.

  4. Joy,
    my heart goes out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. Please know that you are in my prayers.

  5. Bill Ford says:

    Mike, Connie and family,

    Our love and prayers for Elijah and for you. He will always be in our hearts.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    The Fords

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