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Old 04-21-2008, 08:24 AM   #1
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Hoping for a heart for our oldest son's best friend

Our son's best friend since 4th grade is in the hospital needing a heart transplant. He's 26 years old.

It is possibly a genetic thing, enlarged organs [maybe] too from birth, not sure of that part, but like BT's best friend Ozzy, he admitted to us that he's done an over abundance of pretty much everything. He told my husband and I the other night that he's lived the life of a rock star since he was 18, as money was never far from reach. Our son has remained good friends with him through all of these years, but taken a stand against his over indulgence [and called him on it several times] warning him of the probable outcome if he didn't stop.

We don't know the chance of a heart transplant. He is so young and has an odd blood type, if that makes a difference.

This has all come as such as shock, at least to my husband and myself, as he was the most wonderful little guy and sweetheart in general. It's all too much on his parents [as anyone can imagine] they are having a time of it. He's never left home and has always lived with them.

My hope and prayer is a for miracle. I've sat in the hospital with him several times, he takes my hands, holds them both, and every once in a while, takes them to his face and kisses them, it's very sad. He is so beautiful. I'm thinking of him as that little boy, that beautiful special little person, who had the bull by the horns and was on his way to a wonderful life, wondering where it all faded off to. He has realized his part [and] is disappointed as well, very much wanting to plan for the future.

Like BT felt about Ozzy, sometimes a person needs a second go around in life.
If it's in your heart, I ask for prayers and good thoughts regarding this young mans life.
I pray God's will be done [whatever that may be].

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Thoughts are with him and you.
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Prayers and good thoughts have been sent for this young man. Also for you LEfSE, for being their for him - God Bless.
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I'm so sorry for your troubles, LEFSElover.
Today I'll hold your hand in my prayers.

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good thoughts have been sent.
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prayers going out.

I have seen so many promising young people violate their bodies either in the name of athletic superiority or the "pleasure" of the moment. It's tragic. I always hope that whatever happens, they will use their experience to try to spread the word to other kids of the dangers of those substances.....
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Prayers and good thoughts being sent your way.
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:12 PM   #8
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I thank you all for this nice way of starting my day and will end up being a good day for him too. It took me 1 1/2 hours to write this beginning early this morning at 3 am, couldn't sleep. Didn't want to say too much, didn't want to annoy or bore but he's so on my mind. All will transpire as it's suppose to, is my prayer this morning.
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LEFSE! You know you could never annoy or bore me. I can tell how heavy your heart is. I will be praying for this young man. This is what it's all about LEFSE - reaching out to your friends here and getting a little support back.
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