In memory of Kyle

Kyle and Dr. Olson

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Kyle's name to the research lab of his doctor and friend, Dr. Jim Olson.

Dr. Olson cares for children with brain cancers at Seattle Children's Hospital but spends the majority of working hours in his lab, at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, looking for ways to fight this horrific disease. If you would like to make a donation to Dr. Olson's lab in memory of Kyle we would be honored.

Here are two ways to ensure donations are directed to Jim in memory of Kyle:

Send a check made out to Children's Hospital to: 
Erik Johnson, in memory of Kyle
1916 South Colby Court
Bellingham WA 98229

Erik Johnson, one of Kyle's dearest friends, will deliver donations to Seattle Children's and ensure they are directed to Dr. Olson's lab. Seattle Children's will send a receipt to the address on the check for all donations over $10. Erik will also share the news of each donation with Kyle's family.

You can also donate online at https://secure.seattlechildrens.org 
Be sure to write "Dr. Jim Olson's Lab - Pediatric Brain Tumor Research in memory of Kyle Roger" in the box marked other under direct your donation.

Thank you for honoring Kyle's memory.


Anonymous said...

Thank you, Erik:

We are honored to support your work.

Sati + Jim

TiffanyGutierrez said...

Roger Family,
What a beautiful way to honor Kyle and at the same time fight for other kids and their families that find themselves in similar circumstances. Kyle continues to have such an impact on our family. I think a part of him will forever be here in Carson's heart, mine too. I feel so blessed that they became such good friends. He will continue to be an inspiration to us all. You all are in our constant prayers. We love you!
Love and Hugs,

Anonymous said...


jeskmom said...

Steve said he told you about the post I wrote about Kyle (actually there are two posts), and wanted me to send you the link. My blog is wordaboutwords.blogspot.com. After the basketball game I wrote a post called "A picture" and last Saturday, I wrote, "Holes."
The Wileys are praying for you.
Carolyn Wiley

Emily Peterson said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My daughter Ashley passed away from DIPG last March. I can truly feel of your loss and pain. I am so sorry you have had this challenge in your life. Your family will be in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Kyle was a beautiful child. You were blessed with quite a treasure. Your story was inspirational and sad at the same time. I pray that all of these tumors are one day cured. I am so sorry for your loss.

Carson Gutierrez said...

It was nice to see you at school yesterday. Thanks for the hugs and kisses. You are just like a hug and kiss girl. I am praying for you.

Marnie Hansen said...

Christin and family,

I love the idea of donating to the cause and thanks to Erik for continuing his hard work! You are constantly on our minds.......Kyle was an amazing boy, which is no surprise, as he comes from such an amazing family!
Marnie, Tony , Mac and Colby

Maggie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have only heard the stories of this wonderful guy through his dad Jocelyn (a colleague form Active Chem... but what JOY he brought to so many people. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Maggie Matthews

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Erik.

What a wonderful tribute to your dear friend Kyle!

Cris, Erin, Conner & Colton Johnsen

Carson Gutierrez said...

Hi Christin

I was gald to see you at school the uther day!I can't wate to see you agin.Will you come to my school agin some day soon? I hope you will have a good valentine day today! Nicolas is luck to have a mom like you.

love Carson

Trina said...

Dearest Christin,
Words fail me, but I wanted to let you know you are on my mind and I'm sending you prayers for strength and peace. Thinking about you so much this evening. Know that all those around you tomorrow love you dearly and are praying for you, Nicolas, and all of your family. It will be a beautiful day.
Lots of love to you,

Diana said...

Dear Christin, Jocelyn, and Nicolas,

My heart is filled with love and sadness for all of you. I know that Kyle and your family will forever have an impact on anyone blessed enough to know you.

There is no greater blessing than the love and joy a child brings - may God and His angels (He now has one of the best) protect and carry you each day.

With much love from my family to yours,
Diana Challender

Anonymous said...

Roger Family,

What a beautiful and fitting service today. I think you did Kyle proud and I think he's glad "it went down" that way.

Thoughts, prayers and blessings to you all.

Megan, Emily & Brenda

Erik Johnson said...

THANK YOU to everyone who is helping to remember Kyle by donating to Dr. Olson's Research Lab. Today, Erik collected $1,786.60... and that doesn't count the checks that have been mailed to him in the past few days. I know Kyle would be smiling!! Stephanie

Paul Eckert said...

Christin & Family,
Iowa thoughts and prays are raised up to heaven and Kyle for you and your family.

God Bless all of you,
Paul, Julie, Lauren, Ben, and Reed Eckert (age 10 and 2 yrs out from brain cancer).

Brian Steele said...

The memorial service was so incredible. I laughed and cried deeply. I've written a memorial post for Kylie at:


God's peace to you, Roger family, in a very difficult time.

-Brian Steele

Anne-Marie said...

Erik, You did great job on the radio yesterday! You're a little radio star! =)

Megan Hall said...

I miss you kyle.

Did kyle and Nicolas and Campbell really swim with out pants on?

I'm glad Kyle was my friend.