About Shade

Here’s a little info about Shade.

Birthday: March 8, 1999

Siblings: Little Brother Mayan (The super dancer), Big Brother Edwin (Mayan’s dance coach), Big Sis Arianny (Shade’s Angel)

Favorite foods: Shade will eat almost anything and is a big food experimenter. These are some of his regulars: tacos, pizza, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Corn Pops, circle butter (his Nana’s invention, a rice cake with peanut butter spread on it), pickles, lemons (he likes to suck on them and loves anything sour), Italian subs (ham, pepperoni and salami), sushi, CHEESE (It’s a Crampton addiction), blueberries, tortilla chips (he cleans out our chip supply in a day), Cheetos, Slim Jims and of course, BACON! (All the tribes in Indian Guides have been subject to his organized bacon raids.)

Countries he’s visited: England, Mexico, Portugal, Germany

School: Shade currently goes to Central Florida Prep in Gotha, and graduated from Gotha Middle, and Thornebrooke Elementary.

Summer Camp: St. Paul’s Presbyterian Summer Blast

Favorite Video Games: Black Ops

Favorite TV Shows: Adventure Time, Clarence

Favorite Books: Percy Jackson Series

Indian Guides Name: Lava Leopard of the Calusa tribe

Random Sayings and Creations: Zombie Taco Cat, Respect Camel, Live Life Crunchy, Meow!

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19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary Lanoue-Gers
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 03:38:43

    Hi Vince – I am a friend of Dave Walker and I live in San Antonio. He told me that you were here and about your son. I would love to extend a hand of friendship and see if there’s anything I can do to help. My cell is 210-602-2111- I am tied up tomorrow afternoon and all day Wednesday with a sales seminar at work (I work at a radio station near the Medical Center off Fredricksberg Rd) . We could touch base tomorrow before noon or after 6. It sounds like Shade is making some great progress – Thank-God. My prayers are with you and your family and I hope that Shade makes a full recovery. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with while you are here.
    Best wishes, Mary Lanoue- Gers

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  2. Patricia Allen Perry
    Aug 02, 2011 @ 17:40:18

    thinking of you and your family. hugs

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  3. Michelle and Ivan Diaz
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 22:06:54

    We, the Diaz Family, are truly touched by all that has transpired in the last few weeks. My sons attend summer BLAST camp with your outstanding sons. Including Mayan’s unofficial twin, Phillip. We are praying for a full recovery for Shade and peace for your family. We enjoy reading about his progress every day. Matthew has even made an app on his i-phone to read about his friend. Tell Shade we said “Hello” and we can’t wait to see the return of Mayan, The Super Dancer at BLAST!

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  4. Suchi & Tom Benjamin
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 20:25:56

    Aloha Vince and family,

    Thank you for keeping us updated on Shade’s continued recovery. You are ALL in our daily prayers. We converse with Ty and Larry regularly to see how things are progressing. So glad to know about your Blog and read your own words steeped in truth and laced with humor.

    What a challenge this is for Shade and everyone in your family as well as friends who hold you near and dear to our hearts. We surround you with arms of love … may they lift you up when the family is exhausted and in need of additional support. Shade is a quiet inspiration and catalyst helping us all to wake-up as he does to be more Present in our lives and count our blessings with each breath we breathe.

    “I want to lay down in the “shade” of the truth
    I want to find the peace that only that can do…..”
    (a lyric from one of Tom’s songs entitled: Forgive Myself)

    Keep the faith (as I know you will) in addition to your wonderful sense-of-humor bringing comfort and relief as you find your way through the maze of this unknown journey of discovery led by the light of Shade’s soul. We are with you as Kindred Spirits every step of the way in the “Shade of the Truth” and in the “LIght of his Recovery.”

    Sending much Aloha your way,
    Suchi & Tom Benjamin
    Haiku, HI

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  5. Suchi & Tom Benjamin
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 21:21:41

    Aloha Vince and Family,

    Thank you for keeping us updated on Shade’s continued recovery. You are ALL in our daily prayers. We converse with Ty & Larry regularly to see how thing are progressing. So glad to know about this Blog and read your own words steeped in truth and laced with humor.

    What a challenge this is for Shade and everyone in your family as well as friends who hold you near and dear to our hearts. We surround you with arms of love … may they lift you up when the family is exhausted and in need of support. Shade is a quiet inspiration and catalyst helping us all to wake-up as he does to be more Present in our lives and count our blessings with each breath we breathe.
    “I want to lay down in the “shade” of the truth
    I want to find the peace that only that can do…..”
    (a lyric from one of Tom’s songs entitled: Forgive Myself)

    Keep the faith (as I know you will) in addition to your wonderful sense-of-humor bringing comfort and relief as you find your way through the maze of this unknown journey of discovery and recovery led by the light of Shade’s soul. We are with you as kindred spirits every step of the way in the “Shade of the Truth” and in the “Light of his Healing”

    Sending much Aloha your way,
    Suchi & Tom Benjamin
    Haiku, Maui, HI

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  6. Sue Foote
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 11:37:14

    Hi Vince

    Hello from sunny (I wish!!) England. We have heard about Shade through e mail from Amy and wanted to send you all our best wishes and let you know you are in our thoughts.

    We haven’t met for so many years – the last time I remember seeing you was when you were a very cute little boy and we came to stay with your Grandad (Bill) and Grandmother (Maud). I was 18 at the time and am now a grandma myself to two and another due today! I have a feeling you came to England with your mum and came to see my mum (Auntie Doreen) and I met you again fleetingly then.

    We have been reading about Shade’s progress and hope that it will not be long before everything returns to normal for you all. Your writing is fantastic and would make a brilliant book to give hope to others. I wish we were nearer and able to help in other ways but we will send a donation to help towards costs. I wish it could be more.

    Please give my love to your Dad. I am sure your mum is there looking after you all. I have so many happy memories of you all. At the time I visited you in Florida your mum asked me to stay and child mind you and Darren! I often wonder what my life would have been like if I had done so!

    With much love from your family here.

    Sue xxxxxx

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    • Shade's Progress
      Aug 09, 2011 @ 19:38:05

      Hello Sue, Congrats on your new grandbaby and the others of course. I barely recall seeing you at Auntie Doreen’s as I was an annoying teenager then and I distinctly remember deciding to take a nap on the couch during the whole visit. I wasn’t very good company. Great hearing from you and thanks for the positive thoughts.

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  7. Suzanne Chambers
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 04:15:59

    Dearest Crampton Family,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. I have reached out to our friends and families to share Shades story to others. During the past year OARS has supported both Katie and I during some difficult times, they are a wonderful organization to have in uncertain times.

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  8. Glenda Chauncy
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 23:50:49

    I have had the pleasure of getting to know Darren and Selina through amazing friends here in Orlando. What a handsome son you have!!! He actually reminds me of my 8 year old Greyson and I wonder sitting here thinking what if this was my son? And the tears start to fall. Your online journal that shares the love of all of your family, friends and Shade’s medical updates is simply beautiful and amazing. I hope this touches many families today who may have a Shade and take the experiences your family has been so kind to share to get them through the toughest hours. I believe in life we are given situations that shake the core of our belief systems. I believe in life we are given the strength to affirm our belief systems. What I can see and hear very clearly is how your belief systems are intact!!! This is what will get you through the toughest and darkest hours. I will post on facebook, email business associates, what ever it takes to help and raise money to help your family. How beautiful that a community all come together when we must do so!!! May the blessings continue to fill your families lives and Shade continue to get better in the hours and days to come. Positive energy coming your way and I will watch everyday!!!!
    Sincerely, Glenda

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  9. Sabrina, Marcela, Leila, Nicole, Julia
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 03:16:25

    What is his favorite song? We (a group of friends) want to do something involving his favorite song and hopefully put it on a disk for him. Please reply

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  10. stephanie Martin
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 15:04:59

    He’s doing so well…. and it will be good to get back home. Hang in there, there is definitely light at the end of this tunnel

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  11. Ricky Brandt
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 22:56:23

    Hey Shade if you get to this i really feel bad for you. Your one of the most fun to be around kids I have ever met.If your dad or mom reads this i would enjoy getting to see shade hes an awesome friend of mine. I love the concept of zombie taco cat. We used it as several things as an example the Chupacabra Video that we spent a lot of time to make. He is a good friend of mine and is awesome. when I found out i was like what! he will make it through like the tough kid he is. thnks for keepin us posted.

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  12. ariana
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 23:34:47

    hi shade is ariana from 6th grade

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  13. Andrea C.
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 11:34:38

    I hope Shade will recover soon.Im praying for shade every day.But dont worry,God makes his choice because he wants to help Shade. 🙂

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  14. JB Ryan
    Oct 18, 2011 @ 10:18:30

    Hey Vince,

    It is JB Ryan from the Apache tribe. My wife had Gall stones and used a homeopathic remedy that made them disappear. Not kidding here. Send me your email and I will be happy to forward the info.

    J.B. Ryan
    jryanjr@cfl.rr.com

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  15. Analia Prentiss Bustos
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 20:57:24

    i go to GMS…..i dont know Shade as a friend but my family is praying for him and everyone at school is cheering for him he is really a funny kid and kids are really happy to see him again.

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