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Nancy Dolan

Memorial created 06-21-2008 by
Nancy (Brad's Mom) Kadel Dolan
Bradley Louis Cordial
June 29 1985 - November 23 2002

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02-10-2012 11:12 AM -- By: Cindy~Lou,  From: Baytown.Tc  





12-25-2011 12:19 AM -- By: Mom,  From: Wauseon  

 Hey Brad...it is Christmas Eve and we have no snow.  How can I make you a snow angel when we have no white stuff?  Did you hear Tiffany, Bralynn, Cody and I yelling "Merry Christmas" to you at Brad's Hill?  The kids were having a great time.  Then, we took a drive and Bralynn saw a star and wanted all of us to make a wish.  She asked what we wished for and we told her we couldn't tell her.  Bralynn then said, "Well, my wish is for Uncle Brad to come back home."  I said, "That was my wish, too."  I try really hard to have fun through the holidays, but I miss you so much and I keep thinking about all the fun things we would be doing right now.  Nothing is the same without you in our lives.  I love you Brad and I miss you so much.  Merry Christmas Honey.  I'm so glad that you are my son.  Mom

12-07-2011 6:55 AM -- By: Arlene R.,  From: Jacksonville Fl.  


It has been a long time, but I just wanted you to know Brad will always be in my thoughts....I have just spent the last 3 hours going through the memorial sites for Brad and the Pavo website.  I know sometimes you feel weak, but after going through all of these memories, I realize how much stronger than me you are....you have kept Brad alive by the memories and stories and photos, I realized that I truly let my son die 8 years ago because it was easier....I didn't have the courage to keep his memories alive....it was too painful......so the next time you may be wondering how you are doing, let me just say from this end......you are doing much better than some of us.......it's ironic to me that as I looked at the pictures from Pavo and relived those moments, I found myself missing them, even as painful as they were....I realized tonight that at least I was feeling something and  that it was probably the last time I have in 8 years......Thank you from  me and Benjamin  for still being a wonderful mom, and reminding me of what that looks like.......Until we see them again!

Your are in my prayers,


11-23-2011 11:33 PM -- By: Alan,  From: Left behind  


I just got on VM tonight. It's very late and in about 45 mins; it's going to be tomorrow......so; I wanted to write a short comment into Brad's memorial guestbook for his 9th angelversary.

I read your comment that you left this morning for him. No matter how many years after he died.......the loss of our sons will cause us to grieve for them the rest of our lives. It's not like losing a parent or sibling.......I know by experience. And even your siblings and parents will agree with you.......there is no greater loss.

Helping to keep Brad's memory alive on this special day.......9 years after he went to heaven.

With only memories left of our sons.......

11-23-2011 6:39 AM -- By: Mom,  From: Wauseon, Ohio  

 To my perfect son...I loved you since the day that you were born and I will love you till the day I die.  I was so blessed to have you in my life for 17 years (but, believe me...that was not enough time).  I just want you to know, that you are always in my thoughts and my heart.  I love you so much Brad.  Please watch over Tiffany, Cody, Bralynn, Joe and me.  You are our very special and wonderful angel.  Miss you.  Love, Mom

11-23-2011 4:26 AM -- By: Debbie Carberry,  From: Hicksville NY  

Nancy,and Family

You are in my prayers,what a beautiful memorial

for your son. so very sorry for your loss.

10-20-2011 9:40 PM -- By: Vicky Couser,  From: Fletcher, Ohio  

What a beautiful memorial site for your beautiful son. How heartbreaking to read about the terrible accident and your loss. A loss that no parent should ever have to endure. My heart goes out to you and you will ALWAYS be in my prayers. Love you Nancy

06-29-2011 2:02 PM -- By: Myra,  From:  

Happy Birthday Dear Angel Brad


06-29-2011 8:30 AM -- By: Christine, Luke's Mom,  From: Arizona  

Happy Birthday in Heaven BRAD!!!!  I hope that you and Luke are having a wonderful celebration for your birthday today!!!!!  Your mom misses you so much and she just can't believe that you have been gone so long.  Send here one of your wonderful signs, but as you know you might need a brick...lol.  You take care Brad, give Luke a hug for me, and we will see you boys soon.

Love your friend,

Christine, Luke's Mom 1979 - 2001

06-29-2011 4:17 AM -- By: Kate,  From:  

Nancy, I read the story of your son like my own story. I lost my Son one year after the death of Brand.  The pain is still the same eight years down the line.Sometimes I wish I'd just get over it.......BUT HOW?  I said a little prayer for you today because I know exactly what you are going through and honestly, it's only by the Grace of God that we have made it this far. To Brad,  Mama LOVES you FOREVER.  R.I.P. Boy.....Kate.

06-29-2011 4:17 AM -- By: dragan-jovic's dad,  From: croatia  

Wishing you a Blessed Heavenly Birthday Bradley.Remembering you and your family with a candle of hope and comfort.

01-11-2011 7:55 PM -- By: Diane Dillon,  From: Greensboro NC  

Nancy, I just read all the sweet and honest words you have written. . .your son is so handsome.  I am still so weak that I cannot put into words all that you have.  Thank you for all you have written.

I do not think I will make it seven years without Philip.  Like your son, he loved to give hugs.  I miss him so much.

It will be two years for us this Sunday.  Jan 16 is the day I stopped being a person.

Phils Mamma

Diane Dillon


01-02-2011 4:01 PM -- By: Alan,  From: Left Behind  


Thanks for visiting Crawford's site and for your kind comments. The holidays are finally over, but, my the grief lingers on. There will never be a holiday that I won't think about him. I know that you feel the same about Brad.

You wrote a page about signs from Brad. I had all my signs from Crawford within the 1st year after he died. Hardly any afterwards. Well; the printer continues to still turn its self on and off after each time I talk about him on here, to someone on the phone or in person. But, I did have him come to me in a dream on Thurs. 23rd of Dec. this last year. Just 2 days before Christmas. I'm going to make another page for him with the combination of all the signs with the 23rd included.

Come by at anytime and view Crawford's site. I am always changing the backgrounds and animations on the pages. I know that most all the people that visit only read the first page; but, I still do all the pages.

Sharing our memories of our sons....... 


12-31-2010 9:11 PM -- By: Mom,  From: Wauseon, Ohio  

 Hi Brad...I just wanted to say "Happy New Year" to my very handsome and wonderful son.  It's so difficult to think about starting another year without you.  I just miss you so much, Brad.  I look at your picture and I feel so guilty for not protecting you.  I feel like I failed you as a mom.  I wish so much I could have protected you the night of your accident...why couldn't it have been me, instead of you.  Oh Brad....I love you and always will.   Always your mom/Always my son.

12-30-2010 11:40 PM -- By: Kathy,  From: Florida  

Nancy, I made the last entry.  Forgot to leave my name.  Take care dear friend and know Brad is with you always.

12-30-2010 11:31 PM -- By: ,  From:  

I haven't been on this page in a very long time.  Just felt the need to visit tonight.  I just found out a good friend of mine, from Ohio, lost her daughter Monday.  We lost touch too many years ago.  I can't even contact her to give her my condolences.  My heart breaks for the parents of these lost children.  Nancy, I love you and you are in my prayers always.


12-25-2010 12:20 PM -- By: Mom,  From: Wauseon, ohio  

 Merry Christmas, Brad.  Oh, how I miss you.  The holidays will never be the same without you.  I wanted to make you a snow angel, but since I had been in the hospital last week, I didn't think it was probably a very good idea.  But, I was thinking about you, so pretend you saw me flopping around on the ground like a crazy woman.  :)

Your niece and nephew just opened their Christmas presents here and of course, it was utter chaos.  I think they loved everything we got them and Ben, well, he didn't have too much to say.  Some things never change.

Grandma Kadel is in the nursing home and Joe and I were going to go see her today, but since I've been sick, I didn't think it was a good idea.  I'm glad that you've been there to watch over her.  There are a couple of times that I didn't think she would make it.  Keep up the good work Angel Brad.

The year 2010 was a little rough, especially toward the end.  It would be so nice if 2011 could go a little smoother for your sister.  It would sure make me feel better, so could you work your magic and let Tiffany know that you are with her.

I love you with all of my heart Brad and I miss you so darn much.  You are the perfect son and I would give anything to feel one of your hugs.  I've always said, "Brad was the best hugger."  

Keep sending some signs and please, make them so I understand them.  LOL    Always your mom/Always mo son

Love you,




11-23-2010 8:24 PM -- By: Alan,  From: Left behind  


On Brad's 8th angelversary; I wanted to stop by, again and leave a comment. I left one on what would have been his 25th birthday back in June; but, didn't hear back from you. You may not visit here often; but, I see that you came today.

I still come here everyday for the last 3 1/2 years and look at birthdays and angelversary dates. I know how much I enjoy having people leave comments into my son's guestbook and know that I am keeping his memory alive among others that have read about his life. I, too, get depressed at times as I look over Crawford's memorial site; but, I have to see it as honoring his life instead of memorializing his death. I change around the backgrounds, animations and pics on the pages to keep them fresh. I just hope that he can see what I am doing to honor his life and how much I love him and miss him.

From one parent to another that has lost their precious son;

With only memories left of Brad and Crawford......


11-23-2010 6:14 PM -- By: Dee,  From: Boston  

Thank you for sharing your story....you kept it real, pain is hard to express....brave you!

11-23-2010 5:16 PM -- By: Mom,  From: Wauseon, Ohio  

 Dear Brad,

8 years...how can that be?  I think about you each and every day and I miss you more than words can say.  I love how we used to cuddle and watch TV together and how we would go trading card shopping.  Oh...I can't help but laugh about the time at Abercrombie when you got locked out of the dressing room (not once, but twice) and I had to shove you under the door.  So many crazy, wonderful, loving memories.  I certainly wish that we could have made more than just 17 years worth.  I would have loved to have seen you as a dad and to be a grandma to your children.  I feel so cheated out of so many things that we didn't get to experience together.  I love you Brad/Always your mom/Always my son.

11-23-2010 4:09 PM -- By: Myra,  From:  

Nancy, thinking of you and Angel Bradley today


11-23-2010 12:49 PM -- By: Betty,  From: Washington, Dc  

I am so sorry for your loss.  Thank you for sharing Brad's beautiful life with me.  There is no getting over a child's death - just through it.  Death never overcomes love - Brad is a force of love within you.  It is so sad because it was completely unnecessary and preventable.

11-23-2010 10:06 AM -- By: Mona,  From:  

 Your son is beautiful and your love for him complete--he is an extension of you.  Grief is everlasting, but be strong and dream deeply with him.   










10-26-2010 7:45 PM -- By: Joan Nypaver,  From:  

Nancy, What a wonderful tribute to Brad.  This is amazing!  Thanks for friending me in more ways than facebook.  I am so sorry for the reasons we became friends, but grateful for your friendship.  God bless you and your family.  Thank you for including Theresa's name and memory in your tribute, and Megan's too.  Loving and missing our special angels always.

06-29-2010 8:16 PM -- By: Alan Carnahan,  From: Left behind  


I wanted to stop by on what would have been Brad's 25th birthday here on earth. Each year; it doesn't seem to get much better. I was the 2nd person to write in Brad's guestbook on 6/22/08. Sorry, that we haven't stayed in touch.

All those that loved Brad when he was here; love him still. The missing and longing for him never ceases. We just acknowledged my son, Crawford's, 3rd Angelversary this last month. Brad's 8th angelversary will be in November. Who ever said; "Time will heal all wounds"......never lost a child.

On this day and everyday.......Brad will be remembered and loved always.

With only memories left of our son.......



06-29-2010 12:09 PM -- By: Myra,  From:  

Nancy, For this special day I hope you can remember all the good times Bradley bought to your life and smile. What a handsome young man Brad is.   Happy Birthday Brad           &n bsp;   


06-29-2010 9:08 AM -- By: Christine, Luke's Mom,  From: Arizona  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD!!!!  I hope that your HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY is wonderful.  Your family misses you so much.  Send your mom a BRICK.   Give Luke a hug for me and you boys have a great time today.  We will see you soon. 

Love, Christine, Luke's mom 1979 - 2001

06-29-2010 8:38 AM -- By: Mom,  From: Wauseon, Ohio  

 Hi Brad, I just wanted to wish you a very happy 25th Birthday.  I can't believe you are 25 years old today...my baby.  I used to call you my "firecracker baby" because we brought you home on the Fourth of July.  We are having a cookout tonight for you and I am making the traditional birthday cake...angel food with chocolate whipped cream icing.  We are also launching balloons, so be ready to catch them.  Bralynn asked me, "is Uncle Brad going to take his wings off and come down for his birthday?"  Gosh, if only it were that easy.  I would love to have a sign from you.  Please keep watching over your sister, nephew and niece.  I love you more than words can say and miss you so very much.  Mom

06-16-2010 6:14 PM -- By: Melanie Sealy,  From: Golden, Colorado  

 Brad, I just know that you and my precious angel Kayla are having a great time in heaven.  Give her a hug for me.

With love, Melanie, always Kayla's mom


06-14-2010 5:40 PM -- By: holly,  From: Michigan  

i read everything you said and i cried. Everything you said is beautiful and I'm so sorry for your loss.


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