Caleb's memorial website was created in the memory of Caleb Jensen who was born in Washington on September 11, 1991, and passed away on May 02, 2007, at the age of 15. He will be remembered forever!
Caleb was born in Vancouver, Washington in September eleventh of 1991. Shortly after the family moved to Mesa, Arizona, they lived there for four years.
After that time the family moved back to Washington in the Kelso, Longview area. They attended the Longview United Pentecostal Church. This is where. at the age of seven, Caleb gave his life to Jesus and received Gods spirit.
Caleb had many fun days there, being raised with seven other siblings. There were his natural siblings Brian Burgess, Heather Burgess, Marie Burgess. There was his step Brothers and sisters, Jason Boyd, Chad Boyd, Cari Boyd, and Candice Boyd.
All of the children were inseparable in there young ages. Particularly Caleb and Candice. They were like Tweedledee and Tweedledum, or as his mother would say "peanut butter and jelly".
Caleb has always been such a clown he loved to hit people’s nerves. He would sing, “It’s the song that never ends it goes on and on and on”. He would sing it over and over again.
He loved veggie tales he would sing songs from it like "where is my hair brush". Caleb loved to draw he was learning to draw cartoons and he was real good at it.
Caleb was involved in many different church activities and plays. Caleb was quite the character he loved to dress up and play the part. Each week he was a different character. One day he may be a pirate, the next a star wars character, an army man or bible character.
In June 2004, the family made another move to Salt Lake City, Utah and that is where they currently reside. Caleb went away for a time from his beliefs in the lord, with all my heart I know he called on Him at the end. I also know he was going to be an awsome Man of God one day. Caleb will be greatly missed and always loved by many.
CALEB WAS NOT ALONE
The Children-in-Treatment Memorial Website was created in memory of all children who have died "in treatment" and "at the hands of those who were supposed to be there to help them" - like Caleb.
These children were children like all others. They loved kitties and puppies, playing, jumping, running, hugging, and just being kids.
As it says on the Children-in-Treatment Memorial Website, some had special needs, some did not. But they all had one need in common - the need to be loved. Their lives were taken from them in ways unimaginable to most. Many died at the hands of those who were there to help them.
If a child is in trouble or needs help, help him. If a child needs compassion, give her your time. If a child needs love, give him a hug. If you know a child is being abused, don't be afraid to speak up and seek help.
It is time people take accountability for these needless and wreckless deaths of innocent children. Parents seeking help for their children should not have to worry that their child might be abused or neglected, or worse, that their child could die.
If you would like to help CAICA fight against institutionalized child abuse, please take a moment to sign our International Petition to End Institutionalized Child Abuse. The children will thank you.
Let us be the voice of children who no longer have a voice. We will remember them forever. May they not have died in vain.
Founder and President
The Coalition Against Institutionalized Child Abuse (CAICA)