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God bless this young boy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ScribePharisee, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member


    Sorry if this is a repeat thread but if this doesn't tear you up, nothing can.

    If the link doesn't work, YAHOO has it up now.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you see a lot of stories like this, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, E:60, Oprah, have often dulled my empathy, but for some reason this kid's story made me stop and actually watch, pray, and yup, get a little misty.
    He kind of reminded me of the kid in Something for Joey.
    RIP - Thoughts and prayers to the family.
  3. ScribePharisee

    ScribePharisee New Member

    I lost it. I think of how OK it seems for a kid who never got to enjoy Disney World to get that trip and that memory, but this is remarkable. I hope there's a very, very special place for him in heaven, with as much joy as one can have there.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    That just made me cry a lot. I'm not mature enough to be that grounded now. To see an 11-year-old say "I should be gone in a week" and "I've had fun" is just terrible.
  5. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Well-Known Member


    That's all I can say. I'm passing this video on to everyone I know. This kid's an inspiration.
  6. KG

    KG Active Member

    What a sweet little angel. I know he said he didn't want any more tears taken by leukemia, but I couldn't help but cry.
  7. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    Couldn't imagine. I can't even handle getting a tooth filled.
  8. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    What a great story and a great kid.
  9. Heart-breaking and amazing all at the same time.

    What a great kid. I hope when I have mine they are half the kid he is. Many thoughts and prayers to his friends and family. I have no doubt that God has given him great peace and joy.

    My grandfather I never met died of leukemia when my Dad was just 8. To this day, my Dad won't talk about it. A terrible disease, but the maturity and inspiration that came through that kid is fantastic.
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    He passed away a week ago. :(

  11. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    He was an angel on Earth. Now he's an angel in Heaven.

    "Beautiful Child" is now playing in my head. It's getting a little misty in here.
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