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. My heart goes out to Eli’s family and friends. One only has to look at his precious face to know that he was so very loved, by so many. He is truly an angel and his memory will live on in all of the lives he has touched. My deepest condolences to all. Susan Pace work with Aunt Joy

  2. D and La says:


    For many days I’ve been trying to send you our message in writing but
    there are no more words I can think of to whisper in your ears to remember us while you’re awaiting our reunion as everybody, including us, has only one common statement to say about you…you have touched our lives and have left a legacy that is truly unexpected from a young boy like you. Your precious smile, your wink, your high fives, your hugs and, most of all, your love for Thomas will linger on. Your simplicity, humility, purity and patience have imprinted a picture of a model of an innocent boy in the hearts of all of your family members, friends and even those who never met you. Because your life is an open book, our lives are overshadowed by the many virtues you’ve shown us most especially during your battle with leukemia. Rest assured that whatever mission you had for D and La has been accomplished and will try to live it up. Your guidance will be greatly appreciated and your memory will live on.

    We love and miss you a lot JAHJAH.

  3. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your child. I pray that God will comfort you and give you strength during your time of sorrow.

    Maria Linda’s coworker

  4. Thinking of you and remembering you always E. Thanks for visitng me in the light. I love you.

    Your Godmommy Always,

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