Mason Lee Anderson
Mason Lee Anderson was born in Ottawa, Kansas on May 28, 1999 with the birth defect Spina Bifida and Chiari II malformation (a brainstem defect). He worked hard, without complaint, to do the things most people take for granted. Mason brightened the life of all that knew him with his spirit, his faith, his joy for life and his never give up attitude! Those that love him want to continue that way of life in his memory.

What's in a NAME
Names are important. They make a first impression and a lasting impression. When I was born, my mom wanted to name me Cher. Now, I like Cher (the person), but,come on! Luckily, my Dad intervened. When I was naming Mason, my son, it was the only name I had picked out. I was and still am, a history buff. His name came from periods in early American history that were important to me. When I was deciding on a name for this company, I probably should have consulted somebody. But, I didn’t. It felt right and it was important for me to get it right. Some people didn’t like it, but, hopefully it has grown on them.

Mason was a child that people remembered. Even if they only met him for a moment or passed him briefly on the street. He faced adversities every single day of his life and he faced them with a smile on his face. Do you know how most kids can’t sleep on Christmas Eve because of the anticipation of the next morning? Mason was like that almost every night. He ANTICIPATED life. He loved school so much that he drove his night nurse, Pat Chester, crazy. He was up in the middle of the night, sitting up in bed, asking her if it was time to go to school yet. I still miss those middle of the night interruptions.

So, the next time you see the Mason’s Memory name, know that we are carrying on those same feelings, those same emotions, that same ANTICIPATION for life. Remember that a little boy with multiple disabilities, sat awake at night, waiting for the chance to go to a “regular” school. We will always remember and honor those memories for all people who face adversities. It’s what we are all about.

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