Happy New Year

Steven and I are officially home sweet home, and it feels great.  Walking through our doors reminded me so much of coming home after a long hospital stay with Wylder.  I was filled with emotions like gratefulness, overwhelmed with to-do’s, and reality always strikes after a long time away from home.  But the bottom line is there is ‘just no place like home’ …  It smells of home, feels like home, and is full of love.  We have been busy getting ourselves re situated back in and preparing as best we can for 2013.  What both Steven and I know is that we will continue to push to make a difference in honor of the biggest life we have ever known, our WARRIOR’S.


We know 2013 will still be filled with HOPE  as we will continue to join forces so that Wylder’s life will change many.  We will go full steam ahead to persevere for treatments for Niemann Pick Disease and keep Wylder lessons alive by sharing them with all of you through what Wylder loved most,  Children’s books! All things worthy of his memory.  Please continue to keep in touch with the happenings of Wylder Nation 2013 through this blog and/or

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Wylder James, our memories are strong in our hearts, we love and miss you littest one.  LET LOVE SHINE AND SPARKLE ON in memory of Wylder James Laffoon.  Cheers, Wylder Nation, to a healthy and happy new year making a difference and remembering always.  With hope always, xoxo




  1. Happy New Year!!!!! I cannot wait for more Wylder books and I am dying to get the boys Wylder whale t-shirts, they will love them. Peyton and Conner talk about Wylder a lot in conjunction with Trek, they always think they are playing together in the sky and whenever butterflies pass by, it is really sweet.

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      And I cannot wait to see pictures of your boys traveling the globe in Wylder the Whale Tee’s!!! Peyton and Connor are so sweet to always be thinking of Wylder and Trek together, we do the same. Sweetest little boys. xoxo Happy New Year Ingram’s xoxo

  2. Cathy Johnson says:

    Happy New Year, Shannon and Steven. I have not yet made my resolutions – that will come tonight (with a glass or two of wine, he-he), but I know that one of them will be some sort of project to raise NPD awareness. It is the best way I can think of to honor these incredible children who have changed so, so many lives. Peyton and Connor are smart little guys – I am absolutely sure they are right – especially about the butterflies! xoxoxo

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      Happy New Year Cathy!! Steven and I can’t stop talking about our hopes and dreams for Wylder Nation in 2013 … together we are all going to make a difference for NPD kiddos!! xoxo

  3. Wylder Nation NY wishes you, Steven, and your entire, incredible family much love, peace and many blessings this coming new year…..like Cathy, we too, want to do whatever we can to continue to raise awareness for NPD in support and tribute to precious Wylder and all the sweet kiddos that this diseases affects. You continue to be a tremendous inspiration to us….we love you both. All our love to Mr. Littles always xoxoxox

  4. Cari Gallo says:

    Miss Shannon….you are officially booked with Rebecca on the 28th :) I cannot wait to hear what she has to say. :) We love you both, Merry Christmas! and Happy Birthday….may Wylder bring you the best gift ever. :)

    • Mommy and Daddy says:

      We cannot WAIT!!!! To say we are excited is the biggest understatment … and we cannot thank you and Joe enough. See you both really soon (we arrive on the 26th). Love you both. xoxo S

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