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Life story
January 4, 1990
Born in Visalia, California on January 4, 1990.
June 17, 1995

Went fishing with my dad on June 17, 1995 at the Gaviota Beach, California and it was a windy day.  This was the first day my dad taught me how to fish.

July 1, 2006

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. 
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.. 
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet  a need you have expressed. 

They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.


They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be. 
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, 
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. 
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. 
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. 
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. 
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. 
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. 
They may teach you something you have never done. 
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. 
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, 
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. 
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what

you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.



July 5, 2006

"Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare".


An eight-year-old boy approached an old man in front of a wishing well, looked up into his eyes, and asked:
"I understand you're a very wise man. I'd like to know the secret of life."


The old man looked down at the youngster and replied: "I've thought a lot in my lifetime, and the secret can be summed up in four words. The first is 'think'. Think about the values you wish to live your life by. The second is 'believe'. Believe in yourself based on the thinking you've done about the values you're going to live your life by. The third is 'dream'. Dream about the things that can be, based on your belief in yourself and the values you're going to live by. The last is 'dare'. Dare to make your dreams become reality, based on your belief in yourself and your values." And with that, Walter E. Disney said to the little boy, "Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare".


PRAYING: "Don't ever be ashamed to pray or feel prevented by thinking yourself unworthy in any way. The fact is, whatever terrible things you might have done, praying will always turn your energy around for the better".

July 7, 2006

Some of you probably wonder what happened to Kalvin?


Prior to July 23, 2006 Kalvin was a healthy young man. Unfortunately, during the month of July 2006 he was having an abnormal cough.  We brought him in to see his physician and a chest x-ray was taken and the tumor was found.  Kalvin went thru a series of tests and that's when he was diagnosed with Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumor between his heart and the lung.


  • July 23, 2006 - diagnosed with Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumor (cancer) between his heart and the lung.

  • August 1, 2006 - chemotherapy began

  • September of 2006 - Chemotherapy

  • October of 2006 - Chemotherapy

  • November 09, 2006 - open heart surgery to remove the tumor - Chemotherapy

  • December of 2006 - Chemotherapy

  • January of 2007 - Kalvin was supposed to be in remission - Chemotherapy

  • February of 2007 - Tumor grew back - Chemotherapy

  • March of 2007 - Chemotherapy

  • April of 2007 - Hawaii trip by make a wish foundation - Chemotherapy

  • May of 2007 - Chemotherapy

  • June of 2007 - Chemotherapy

  • July of 2007 - Tumor grew aggressively - Chemotherapy

  • August of 2007 - Tumor spreaded aggressively - Radiation and Chemotherapy

  • September of 2007 - Las Vegas trip - Chemotherapy

  • October 19, 2007 - Cancer took his life on earth, but Kal began a new eternal life in heaven.

During Kalvin's difficult times since July 23, 2006 he did not give up life. He lived his life to the fullest even when he was sick to the stomach. He didn't want to give up school he kept continuing his education because he has dreams, hope and goals to fulfill.  He really loved life and what it had to offer.

Note: Kalvin Lee Saechao did not die of lung cancer. He died of Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumor (cancer)


May 19, 2007
First Junior - Senior prom.
October 19, 2007

Went to heaven on this day 10.19.2007

October 19, 2007

Although young in age, Kalvin was a wonderful son who lived his life to the fullest, surrounded by loving family and friends. Kalvin loved us all in return and wants us to remember how he lived.


Kalvin endured trying physical hardships with remarkable courage and great character, never complaining and always optimistic about the future. His heart warming smile and constant politeness to others in the face of daunting challenges was an unforgettable inspiration to all.


Through the example he set, Kalvin left us with an important lesson on life that we each have a choice about how we live our lives. With each day of his life, Kalvin showed us that we can choose to live our lives with love and compassion for others and with bountiful hope. And it is with this choice that we can truly give our lives great meaning and feel the awesome grace of God's embrace.


To those I love and those who love me..." When I am gone, release me, let me go, I have so many things to see and do, you mustn't tie yourself to me with tears, be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love. You can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown. But now it's time I traveled alone. So grieve a while for me, if you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust. It is only for a while that we must part. So bless the memories within your heart. I won't be far away, for life goes on. So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near. And if you listen with your heart, you will hear all of my love around you soft and clear. And then, when you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and "Welcome Home." "By: Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel"


Although I came to heaven, I love you all and don't want you to be sad, but to be happy and remember me:


Remember me for my laughs and not for my tears... Remember me for my braveness, not for my weakness... Remember me for my accomplishments, my love and how well I lived my life.


Thank you dad, mom, Fergie, family and friends for seventeen great years with you.


I will be waiting in heaven smiling down on you.