5 year old Cale lost his battle with Leukemia this morning.
Several UL players were working in his honor raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Many of you here at Raginpagin attended and contributed so I felt I owed it to the community to let you know.
I would like to specifically thank Brett Baer, Billy Christian, Ashley Brignac, and Gabby Bridges, along with the many players that came out to the events in Abbeville, Erath, and Delcambre.
I am very grateful for the character of our UL athletes past and present. We are extremely fortunate
DELCAMBRE-A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Cale Anthony Langlinais, age 5, at 3:30 pm on Friday, April 12, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Herb Bennerfield will be the celebrant. Music selections will be provided by Bridget Touchet and accompanied by Manique LeBlanc on the organ. Readings will be proclaimed by Michelle Langlinais and Shandi Romero. Gift bearers will be Michelle Lopez, Linzi Bowman and Brant Langlinais. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Mausoleum.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Friday April 12, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. until time of services, with a Rosary being recited at 11:00 a.m. by family friend Peggy Broussard and again at 2:00 p.m. by Terry Dore'.
Cale was born on December 12, 2007, in Lafayette and lived his short life outside of Erath. Cale received his angel wings on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:14 am at Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans surrounded by his family and friends after a lengthy battle with leukemia.
Cale's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that his quality of existence far exceeded the quantity of time he lived here on Earth. His beautiful blue eyes and gentle smile could melt the hearts of many, but it was his well versed stories and his knowledge about his experiences in life that he shared with others, that made him so special. He had a genuine love and deep passion for tractors, especially the "green ones," that captivated anyone who would listen. He loved going places with his dad, riding his toy gators, being outdoors, riding in the fields on the tractors with his Binky, and he enjoyed barbecuing chicken legs and wings on his very own pit.
With Cale's passing, he taught us all on his journey to value what is important in life…family. He taught us to live in the moment. He has left us marked by his courage, bravery, determination and undying strength even during his darkest of days. It is through his teachings about life that we were able to create so many wonderful memories. He will always remain a hero to all of us and will forever remain in our hearts.
Looking back over the last three years, Cale has indeed touched so many lives. So much is owed to so many. These words are testaments to the tremendous support he received. Countless acts of prayer, kindness and caring will endure forever. It is a constant reminder of how important even our smallest actions can be to others.
He is survived by his parents, Chad and Jenee Delcambre Langlinais; a special brother and hero, Dane Elec Langlinais; his maternal grandparents, Irvin "Jeffery" and Jeanette Suire Delcambre; paternal grandparents, Benson and Constance Vice Langlinais; his great-grandparents, Norvin and Gloridean Hebert Langlinais and Rodney and Mary Migues LeMaire; his godparents, Brant Langlinais (Michelle Duffourc) and Michelle Delcambre Lopez (Jake); his aunt Linzi Langlinais Bowman (Adam); his cousins Ford Langlinais, Colin Babineaux, Jye Lopez, and Marielle Lopez; and his special extended family, Rory and Bonnie Delcambre and family, the LeMaire family and a host of great uncles and aunts and their children.
He was preceded in death by his uncle, Jeffrey "Brud" Delcambre.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brant Langlinais, Jake Lopez, Brian Touchard and Adam Bowman.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rory Delcambre, Reece Blakely, Michael Blakely, Cody Trahan, Murray Landry, Chip Landry, Ryan Romero, Tilford Langlinais, Justin Langlinais and David Langlinais.
Cale's family would like to acknowledge his hospital family at Tulane; all of his special nurses and all the wonderful staff. There will always be a special place in our heart for Dr. Julie Kanter-Washko, Dr. Tammuella Singleton, Dr. Rishikesh Chavan, and Dr. Dinesh Singh. It is because of their dedication, love, and support that Cale was able to survive some of his toughest medical challenges.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Cale's name to,
The JL Foundation, 21223 Waterfront East Drive, Maurepas, LA 70449 (225) 698-1010.
(Assists families in Louisiana stricken with childhood leukemia) or
Leukemia Lymphoma Society /Cale Langlinais Research Grant Fund, c/o 5024 Clay Road, Maurice, LA 70555.
To view the online obituary, video tribute and sign the guestbook, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com
Evangeline Funeral Home of Delcambre, 107 Corner Street, Delcambre, LA (337) 364-1881 is in charge of arrangements.