Carter “Boo” Brotherton will forever be an inspiration to Love, Hope, Strength and to all that new him. As a bone marrow recipient, “Boo” was a living symbol of how important becoming a registered bone marrow donor is. It was his bone marrow transplant that helped give him the best chance at a normal, yet abbreviated life. On December 6, 2009, “Boo” suddenly lost his battle with a rare genetic blood disorder, called I-Cell disease. We all have been touched by “Boo” ability to lift every spirit that met him and in some cases, lift spirits of people that never did meet him. He was a special angel on earth, who was ready to have a bigger calling in Heaven… to help other children….to help raise HOPE… To give Strength… To spread LOVE! When we learned that “Boo” was a candidate for a bone marrow transplant and that finding a match would be difficult because of the rather narrow database of donors was when we learned how important it is to be “On The List”. We spent weeks upon weeks in the hospital as our little warrior took on his donor’s bone marrow, this is where we learned “LOVE, HOPE, STRENGTH” Although “Boo” didn’t have cancer, we met many other children battling and overcoming this horrific disease. We learned first hand what bone marrow transplants meant to these children and we saw the miracles from this procedure happening right before our eyes. We saw a little girl our sons age was on her way home, 8 weeks after receiving her bone marrow transplant that was CURING her of her Leukemia. I can tell you this she never lost “HOPE”, she showed super-human “STRENGTH” and she was full of “LOVE”, just like our “Boo”! Help us to continue to spread the words “LOVE, HOPE, STRENGTH”! All of us on Team Carter “Boo” are all making this symbolic climb in honor of not only “Boo” but for all the children that strive to overcome and beat the odds. They have such lofty goals to be met in life, as do we…. PIKES PEAK OR BUST!