Copyright © 2004
Boo's Toys & Photography
From birth, Brenden fought
an uphill battle with dignity and courage. He came into
this world folded up like a suitcase and no one knows how long
he was like that before birth. But, it must have been for
sometime. His fingers and toes wouldn't open, his legs and
arms wouldn't straighten. He cried constantly for the
first three months of his life. We sought out help from
many sources and received tremendous assistance from some very
dedicated professionals. Little by little, with splints,
special shoes, chiropractic therapy, and exercises, he gained
back the motor skills that most babies come with at birth.
One week before his passing he had caught up to where he should
be physically. Mentally, he was always miles ahead.
During those two years of treatment and therapies, Brenden never
complained, and took on each new challenge with enthusiasm and a
desire to overcome his difficulties.
Sign Littleboo's Guestbook -
Thank you for visiting Boo's Toys. After working with
the professionals that did so much to help Brenden work toward
achieving a physically normal life, we realised a few things.
1> That toys that help children with special needs,
be they physical or mental are in short supply, and if available
are very expensive.
2> There is a huge demand for such toys.
3> As to be expected, the organisations, services, and
societies, that provide the most service to these children,
receive the least funding.
It is our goal at Boo's Toys, to construct these toys that
are so essential to these children's development, and deliver
them to where they are needed most. If the service lacks
funding to purchase these toys, they will be provided free of
charge. We will also have a consumer line of toys that we
will sell to the public to assist us in being able to fund the
charitable side of the venture and allow us to continue making
toys for those services that need them but can't afford them.
The toys will be constructed in a joint effort between adults
and children. It will be a place where kids can learn how
to use tools, the basics of business, the importance of doing
something for a cause instead of a dollar, and a feeling of
accomplishment. It is a project that we are all looking
forward to. The workshop, which will be in the design of a
playhouse will begin construction in April and we should be
turning out our first toys near the beginning of summer.
If you would like more information about this worthwhile
project, email us at:
This is the truck which will be used for Boo's
Toys & Photography. It's a 1971 Chevy C-10 with a 3 on the tree
shifter. Brenden loved to ride around in this truck with his
Dadda just listening to tunes and enjoying life. He sat up so
high on the seat in his bucket that he could see the whole world
as we cruised.
BC Children's Hospital
Some Things to look Forward to!
The addition of Brenden's Corner - a Message Board where friends and family can communicate, share information, recipes, and ideas.
Boo Boots - a collection of Brenden's favorite activities, foods, objects and characters.
- The Wreck of 78' on the Bateman Family Page.
- The startup and announcement of Boo's Toys. Where adults and kids work together to create special toys for special children.
- The addition of a Brenden's Friends - a Guestbook for littleboo.ca.
- Sign Little Boo's Guestbook now!
We are Under Construction!
This page, as with most of littleboo.ca, is under construction. The construction phase will most likely take six months. At that time it will enter what I call, "the active phase." Content will change, information will be added and updated, and new features and pages will be added. But the core of the network, littleboo.ca, which is the gateway to everything else, will remain as is. This is partly for sentimental reasons but, mostly because I like the design. It's clean, uncluttered, and intuitive to use. While I realise that it takes a bit of time to load the littleboo.ca home page for dialup users, once it is loaded, subsequent pages load quickly because 99% of the graphics are the same on all pages. This is by design since I am aware that over half the people using the internet, do so through a dialup connection with a 486 or less.
Don't Throw away
You know those
envelopes that have stamps on them and you throw away.
Please don't...send them to us. These old stamps that
are headed for the garbage can be used to help feed someone.
This is a worthwhile cause using something that usually gets
thrown away. I collect them and give them to our
church, who in turn sends them to an society that offers
these stamps for sale and donates that money to help feed
the hungry wherever the need is most. Just save them
up. When you have a handful send them to:
840 Irma Road, Kelowna,
BC V1X 3Z9
Just clip around the
stamp leaving a bit of a border of paper. Or, don't
bother, just send me the enveloped with the stamps on and I
will put some kid to work. Thank you in advance.