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Christopher George lived for 5 years with his parents, Carole and Paul, and his older brother Sean. 
Chris lived with the complications from a seizure disorder, a disorder that affected his daily existence and eventually
 took his life.  But despite the overwhelming nature of his medical problems, Chris will be remembered not for his 
difficulties,  but rather for the bright light and inspiration he was to everyone he touched. 

Chris was a great kid who spent his entire life wrapped in the blanket of love and warmth given to him by his 
parents and brother Sean. Christopher was a huge fan of Teletubbies and Elmo, and he went to sleep each night 
to the soothing sounds of "Return to Pooh Corner", by Kenny Loggins. He saw the splendor in things many of us
 take for granted --- blowing bubbles, snuggling with his parents, watching his brother play basketball.


Chris was playful and sweet, rambunctious and mischievous. In short, he was all the things you would expect and want your
   son to be. He was so very special, not just because of his illness but because of the way he handled himself throughout 
                 his short life and because of the way he returned the love that was given to him. 


All of us who knew Christopher realize what it was to have him with us even for a short while. He was and still is 
 a blessing from God. Through his example, and his loving family, he was a teacher to all who knew him. Christopher taught 
 accepting people for who they are, living each day to the fullest, holding tight to faith in God and His many wonders. 
Most of all, he taught us and still teaches us that love is all that matters.

 Written by family friend and one of Christopher's biggest fans, Michael Gilles


Christopher Robin and I walked along
Under branches lit up by the moon
Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore
As our days disappeared all too soon
But I've wandered much further today than I should
And I can't seem to find my way back to the Wood
So help me if you can 
I've got to get back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
You'd be surprised
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin and Pooh

Winnie the Pooh doesn't know what to do
Got a honey jar stuck on his nose
He came to me asking help and advice
And from here no one knows where he goes
So I sent him to ask of the Owl if he's there
How to loosen a jar from the nose of a bear

It's hard to explain how a few precious things
Seem to follow throughout all our lives
After all's said and done I was watching my son
Sleeping there with my bear by his side
So I tucked him in, I kissed him and as I was going
I swear that old bear whispered "Boy, welcome home
"Believe me if you can
I've finally come back
To the House at Pooh Corner by one
What do you know
There's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin
Back to the ways of Christopher Robin
Back to the days of Pooh
                                 Kenny Loggins


Please visit Christopher at Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville Maryland


Washington Post - November 13, 2003

Finding Comfort in Each Other

In the months since their 5-year-old son Christopher, above, died from a seizure disorder, 

Carole and Paul Gilmour have found solace in speaking with 

and listening to other families dealing with the death of a child.

Click to read the article, and learn how the family has coped with the help of others 

Click to read about Bereaved Parents of the USA - Anne Arundel County Chapter

The Capital - February 6, 2003

Workshops help siblings of special needs children

Click to read the article and learn about "SibShops" 


April 8, 2003

Tonight, there will be another star in the sky.

With a chilly, windswept rain falling, we buried Christopher yesterday on a
tranquil hillside overlooking a lake and a beautiful grove of trees.  Many
friends came from near and far to honor a life that was all too brief,
yet filled every day with love and adventure.  The service ended with many
children blowing bubbles - a favorite activity of Christopher's.

For every one of his 1,993 days on this earth, Christopher enjoyed the warmth
and nurturing of his parent's Carole and Paul, and big brother Sean. Their
love was unwavering, their compassion overflowing, and their determination to
keep Christopher well steadfast. They saved his life on countless occasions,
both medically and spiritually. Christopher could not have asked for better
parents or a better brother.  We are all very proud of their selfless
efforts, and share in the heartbreak of their loss. 

This poem was read by the Irish Prime Minister to John and Jackie Kennedy on
the occasion of the birth of their son, and then read again at his funeral.  

I felt it also appropriate at this difficult time.

"We wish to the new child
A heart that can be beguiled
By a flower
That the wind lifts
As it passes.
If the storms break for him
May the trees shake for him
Their blossoms down.
In the night that he is troubled,
May a friend wake for him,
So that his time be doubled,
And at the end of all loving and love,
May the Man above
Give him a crown."

Christopher received his crown, and as we looked at the beautiful blue sky
from the funeral home on Sunday, we all witnessed a white arc of clouds in
the shape of a wide smile, with 2 clouds forming eyes. 

He seemed to be
sending us a message.

Christopher: in the arms of the angels, may you find some comfort here.

                                                                                    Love, Uncle Glenn

click to see picture taken just after the "Smile in the Sky" 

Christopher's Star

The constellation of Cepheus, the King, is one of the oldest constellations and plays an important part in Greek Mythology. 

Together with Cassiopeia the Queen, Cepheus ruled the northern skies.


Click to see the certificate

Click to see the star chart

Click to learn more about Cepheus

Christopher loved his school, his teachers and his classmates.

Contributions may be made in Christopher's name to:

Central Special Education School

140 Stepney Lane, Edgewater, MD 21037

Click below to see Christopher with his classmates (far left):



CURE, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization 

founded by parents of children with epilepsy who were frustrated with their inability to 

protect their children from the devastation of seizures and the side effects of medications. 


Unwilling to sit back and accept the debilitating effects of epilepsy, these parents joined forces 

to spearhead the search for a cure. Administrative costs are kept to a minimum so that 

money raised can go directly toward epilepsy research aimed at finding a cure.

Contributions may be made in Christopher's name to: