Obituary - Cash Michael Hyde
June 21, 2008 - November 14, 2012
Cash “Cashy” Michael Hyde, 4 years old, passed away after a two and a half year battle with brain cancer, in the loving arms of his parents, surrounded by family and friends on November 14, 2012 at 9:55 PM. Cashy endured more pain and suffering than any child should ever have to go through, but he always did it with a smile on his face.
Cashy changed the face of pediatric cancer and pioneered a new way of alternative cancer treatment around the world. He taught everybody the meaning of love and that miracles do happen when everyone unites for a common goal.
Cashy loved taking trips to Walmart for cars, Play-Doh, and markers and his latest obsession was driving in the van to the gas station for a “bug juice”, which he didn’t even drink. He loved cheese sammys, cheerios and milk, band-aids, stickers, his dogs, Irey and Muffy, and of course the movies Cars, Bolt and Toy Story.
They went on many memorable family trips. He make a wish trip to Disney World in 2011, many trips to Salt Lake City, numerous trips in California such as the San Diego Zoo, strolling on the pier in Santa Monica, while they were making the best of their time undergoing radiation treatments in Loma Linda.
Their last big road trip to San Francisco for Cashy’s 4th birthday was to donate twenty reggae runners to the local children’s hospitals. Cashy test drove and gave his stamp of approval to each runner that they donated.
Cashy was born in Missoula, Montana on June 21st, 2008 to Mike and Kalli Hyde. He was a little brother to Colten John and an amazing big brother to Catherine Joy and Rebel Hawk, his baby sisters.
Cashy is survived by parents Michael and Kalli, siblings Colten and Catherine, grandparents Jim and Julie Hyde, Vickie Wilson and Kevin McCarthy; great grandparents Catherine and Jim Hyde, and Marilyn McCarthy; uncles Dominic, Joe, Grady, Sam, Pat, Dan, Casey, Troy and Jake; aunts Jenny, Janess, Lyndsey, Michele, Sarah, Brittney and Ashly; as well as the many other loving greats aunts and uncles, cousins, dear friends, and fans all around the world.
An open service is scheduled for Monday, November 19 at 10:30 am at St. Francis Xavier Church. Viewing will begin at 9:15am. A police escort procession will follow the service, and family, friends and fans are encouraged to come and show their support and celebrate his life. People are welcome to convene back at St. Francis following the procession for a potluck style reception. People are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Garden City funeral home is assisting the Hyde family with their final days with Cashy.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Cash Hyde Foundation, at www.CashHydeFoundation.org or at First Montana Bank of Missoula, so they can continue to help other families that are battling this horrific disease with their children. A special thanks to Rose Habib, Ringo, Vaughn, and Corinne and John for their dedication to helping Cashy through his journey. Thank you everyone who has given the Hyde family their hearts and love during this courageous battle.