Wyatt Evan Page-beloved son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to all-passed away on January 14th, 2020 in Eagle Mountain, Utah surrounded by his loving parents after a 22-month, valiant battle, against Ependymoma brain cancer. Wyatt was born on June 19, 2007 to Emily Kay Crosby Page and Evan Douglas Page in Provo Utah.
Wyatt entered this life ready for all its experiences and it started off with his mommy driving herself to the hospital to begin his mortal ministry. His life from that day forward is a treasure trove of family experiences.
Wyatt was a warrior, undergoing 5 surgeries, 3 of which were 5 hour long brain surgeries, and 96 radiation treatments in an attempt to spare his life against his very rare cancer. He was one of 200 children nationwide per year to be diagnosed with Supratentorial Anaplastic Ependymoma, leading his family to travel from Salt Lake to Seattle and Memphis, for short times, and while in each city met many wonderful new friends along his journey for treatments. Wyatt didn’t let cancer get him down or in the way of him living life. It may have taken over his body, but it never even got close to touching his soul.
Wyatt loved all things related to Disneyland, Disneyworld, Star Wars, Lego’s, sports, and science or had to do with a sandy beach and ocean, and several family vacations were planned around this and are the most cherished memories. His favorite foods were anything that had to do with Cheese, with another side of Cheese. He was a true Utah Jazz and BYU cougar fan, Lego collector and master builder, artist, self-taught juggler, and sports enthusiast, especially playing sports himself and attending or watching Utah Jazz games or BYU football games.
Wyatt loved to be inside or outside, playing 2K with his friends, riding his bike, camping, hiking, and playing and watching all kinds of sports, (which we say skipped a generation because he did not get his sports capabilities from his parents!) Noteworthy sports were: billiards, basketball-particularly playing with his friends, baseball, soccer, but especially fishing and golf with his dad. He was an accomplished golf cart driver, was able to ride in a Lamborghini race car, a Corvette, a Ford GT and his dads Mustang, but the Lambo was his favorite--sorry dad. He moved on to professional sports at the young age of 12 when he was able to join his favorite professional team, the Utah Jazz, as an official team member, even if it was only for one day! He was paid handsomely for his involvement and donated his salary to the 5 for the Fight campaign to help other cancer patients and was honored to be a part of it. Wyatt’s Make-A-Wish was to meet the Utah Jazz team, especially Donovan Mitchell, which was granted in October 2018. His association with the Make-A-Wish Utah team and his dads’ involvement with the Northern Utah Mustang Owners Association led to Wyatt being able to pay it forward to several other kids for their wishes to be granted.
Wyatt’s dying wish was to help other kids fighting cancer by bringing them some comfort and a little bit of home and a distraction to them as they battle. His wish took the final shape of Wyatt’s Comfort Bundles, and he, with a lot of help from so many wonderful people, was able to deliver, so far, 106 bundles to Primary Children’s and Huntsman Cancer prior to his death.
Wyatt is a faithful, active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served previously in his Quorum presidency and most recently as his Deacons Quorum president. He was part of the first wave of 11-year-olds to receive the priesthood. Wyatt loved to go to the temple with his friends and family doing work for others, and visited often, even while traveling for treatments or vacations. Wyatt took his priesthood responsibilities very seriously and enjoyed being involved in the youth program with his friends.
We will miss his contagious belly laugh and smile, his witty personality, his kind words, his hugs and kisses, his good-natured spirit and his always ready for fun personality, and his grace as he endured his life’s trials.
We would like to thank everyone who touched Wyatt’s and our lives, and if you helped in any manner to fulfill a wish or offered a prayer, baked a cookie—anything--we wish we could give you all a hug and personally say it, but the list is too extensive. Thank You, especially to both sides of our families. A few organizations that were very close to Wyatt’s heart were: The Utah Jazz players and organization, 5 for the Fight, BYU Football team and coaches, Make-A-Wish Utah, Gifts of Joy from Jordan, Mascot Miracles Foundation, NEGU foundation, AJU foundation, Hayes Tough, NUMOA, Cars 4 Kids, Disney Studios, Lucas Films LTD, and Provo Elks Lodge 849. We also especially want to thank the many healthcare professionals that were involved in Wyatt’s care at Primary Children’s Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute, SCCA Proton Center Seattle, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, and his hospice team. You are all amazing, caring and tried so hard. May you be blessed for your sacrifices.
Wyatt is survived by his parents Emily & Doug Page, grandparents Mark & Pati Crosby, Don & Carol Ann Page, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and so many friends. We are grateful for the knowledge that families can be together forever.
Viewings will be held Friday, January 17th from 6-9:00 p.m. (please wear BYU or Utah Jazz outfits or colors at the Friday Viewing Only) at the LDS Silver Lake Ward Meetinghouse located at 4506 East Pony Express Parkway, Eagle Mountain, Utah 84005 and Saturday, January 18th, from 9:30-10:40 a.m. prior to the services at the same location. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Pony Express Memorial Cemetery, 4648 North Eagle Mountain Blvd, in Eagle Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Wyatt’s Comfort Bundles on Venmo @empage05 so that we can carry on with his wish, or your favorite charity in his name helping kids fight cancer.
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