Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by iceberg, Nov 25, 2008.
his last words are going to stay with me for a long time.
Stuff like that tears me up.
I honestly don't know how people work in the children terminal wards of hospitals. I just could not do it.
And this young man should be an inspiration to millions.
i'll admit, i can "tear up" pretty easily. maybe it's the emotional artist in me trying to get past the logical side and my brain is forever in battle with itself.
but you simply can't sit there and listen to the situation and the strength of an 11 year old and *not* have it affect you. the kid was simply amazing.
oh wow, i wish we all had a fraction of the humanity that was in that boys heart......this world would be a better place for it.
I have a new hero.
I look at so many people and the power they have to do good and they don't do it and it infuriates me. And I start to think that humanity has lost something.
Then I see something like this and I realize humanity didn't lose anything, just that people like this are not hailed as they should be.
What an inspiration.
Ice, thanks for posting this.
no problem cajun. sometimes perspective is a wonderful thing.
Pretty humbling. If that doesn't hit your heart, you need to get on a transplant list.....
Post of the day. It's a shame it isn't getting more hits. Not controversial enough I guess.
wow thats crazy
It should be moved to Off Topic. It doesn't belong in Political Zone.
You know what? I agree with you. I am going to respond first so it moves up the PZ page, then move it and leave a re-direct in the hope it gets read more than a mere 82 times.
Good Lord almighty, I have tears streaming down my face after watching that. I can only pray that my son will have such a giving heart.
RIP young man, you inspired many people to remember to care.
Wow. Thanks for posting that.
It's something everyone should see.
The comforting thing is that treasure of a child is now in paradise.
like all, i was in tears at the end. to hear the kid saying he's having a good time and whatever time he has left, that's what he's going to keep doing, enjoy himself...
kinda makes the things that bring me down pale in comparison.
then in the end when asked what makes him sad and his answer was not about him or his own plight but to say "to see others give up".
at 11 years old he saw things in people we overlook far too often. i just had to make sure i posted this and others could see it as well.
Not much else that needs to be said.
Everybody that I e-mailed this to so far, has been as weepy as we have been. It makes me wish I had known him personally.
They should do a movie about this kid. Aikbach, can you give an assist?
i'll volunteer to write. getting that career going finally. maybe. hopefully.
he was such a good kid that you so rarely see these days. wise beyond years and still a kid in the end. when i was young i promised myself i'd never forget how it was to be a kid and the difficult nature it was. as i grew old i'm sure like most i fell out of it. but when you listen to something like this, you remember why you felt that way and the decades between me and that feeling get a lot closer to my own heart.
I think the reporter was right, the lad was an old soul... I was struck with his maturity, even in the way he spoke...
Naturally, I was also struck with the kindness of his heart... this world would have been a better place if he had been able to stay in it longer, but it's a better place that he was here for even that short a time...
Lots of people will remember him for a very long time, which is a kind of immortality, and I figure he richly deserves it... so rest in peace, lad, I'm quite sure God welcomed you warmly...
That kid is going to make a great angel. He was an angel on earth, for sure.