Caleb Battles Death, Obituary – Caleb Hammond had a lifelong obsession with racing vehicles and anything else that moved at a dizzying rate of speed. The diagnosis of leukemia was made when he was only 9 years old, but he hasn’t let the time he’s spent in and out of hospitals over the past two years slow him down at all. When he was riding his bike around the hallways of the hospital, he sometimes went so quickly that the nurse who was rolling his IV had to sprint to keep up with him.
Caleb, the young boy from Oskaloosa who wanted his casket to be painted with stickers just like the race cars he loved so much, passed suddenly at his home early on Monday morning. He had requested that his casket be decorated with stickers just like the race cars. He was 11. His fearlessness and lack of cowardice will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends forever.
“He won the battle,” said Jared Foster, board president and co-founder of Team Kids With Cancer Racing 46-7. “He fought cancer and won.” “He prevailed over his battle with cancer.” “I frequently overhear people say things like, ‘Oh, they just couldn’t beat cancer.'” No, he participated in the fight. He committed every ounce of his strength and every resource he possessed to the struggle against it. He was successful in kicking cancer to the curb.
The events that Caleb had to go through left an impression on the lives of people all across the world. The racing fans’ hearts were moved by his plain request that stickers be used to decorate his coffin. As a result, they sent Caleb’s family box after box after box of stickers. Caleb Hammond took a picture with Brian Brown, his favorite driver in the Sprint Car division, during the 2017 Front Row Challenge that was held in Oskaloosa. Hammond was racing in the event.
Laura Mulder of Sioux Center, Iowa, was moved by Caleb’s story to offer her services as a race car technician during a racing event conducted in his honor on August 18 at the Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The event was presented by Team Kids With Cancer Racing 46-7 and was held at the Southern Iowa Speedway. The Southern Iowa Speedway was the location of the event that took place.
It is the mission of this organization, which has its headquarters in Melvin, Iowa, to provide children who are undergoing treatment for cancer with opportunities to observe and experience race cars, as well as to send them care packages.