Linkin Richard Leatham
April 17, 2010 ~ September 11, 2012
Linkin Richard Leatham was born April 17, 2010 in Provo, UT, and tragically died in his parents’ arms on September 11, 2012.
He is survived by his mother and father, Melinda and Owen Leatham, and his older brother, Strider.
Linkin’s life began and ended with great adversity. He was born with multiple medical complications. As a result, he spent the first two months of his life at Primary Children’s Hospital overcoming those considerable medical obstacles. He stunned doctors by his quick recovery, with no lasting damage to his organs. He was a miracle from the beginning, a fighter from the moment he entered this world.
Linkin enjoyed life to it’s fullest. He was always smiling, running, and playing. Linkin loved trucks, airplanes, the moon and the stars, dancing, smiling, and wee-woos (his name for police cars). Linkin’s infectious smile and playful personality always made people laugh and drew others toward him. To know him was to be wrapped around his tiny little finger.
In Linkin’s short time on this earth, he has brought immeasurable joy to countless people.
Linkin’s last gift was the donation of his heart and corneas, in hopes that through his tragic passing, he might bring life and sight to another child.
Linkin was much loved and will be greatly missed.
The viewing will be held at the LDS stake center, 245 S 600 E in Springville, at 10:00 with the funeral to follow at 12:00.
A trust fund in Linkin’s name has been set up at America’s First Credit Union. The father has requested that in lieu of flowers, friends and family will use that money to do something memorable with their family.
January 22, 2013, 12:13 pm-
What a beautiful boy you have! Iam so sorry he is not physically there for you to hug. How scary and horrific to watch your child as they take their last breath. I experienced this as well. My 2 year old drowned at home just 8 months ago. Since then the pain is less because I can actually sleep and I don't have as much anxiety. The days seem so horrible and like you won't be able to make it through. I know you can and will with your Link and with Gods help. Someone told me just days after I lost my son, the oy way to get through this tragedy is turning even more to God. He will comfort and lift your burden. He has for me. I miss my little guy every living minute and can't wait to run to him and kiss him, and I'm sure you feel the same. Until then there are so many who have lost children, try to connect with them and support one another.
My prayers are with you. ((Hugs)) from Oregon.
Tiffany Hebb (Ollie's momma)
You can look at my blog for support and connect with other grieving mothers.
- Tiffany hebb
September 18, 2012, 5:57 pm-
We don't know you but we send our love & prayers to all your family. What a beautiful boy! Now you have a precious angel "link"ing you to heaven. Our sweet 2 year old grandson (our only grandbaby at the time) was tragically taken from us only 6 short months ago. The hurt does lift a little with time. As grandparents we are grieving for our daughter (who was home with him at the time of the accident), her husband, as well as our angel Ollie.
You can read my daughters blog, it may ease the pain a bit, like Carma above said, there are many others who have walked this path. May you feel comfort & love. Kisses to you~
- Scott & Sheri Barker
September 18, 2012, 1:45 pm-
I don't know you personally, but just wanted you to know I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. My heart is just breaking for you today as I read all of this. May God bless you and may you feel a measure of peace at this excruciating time.