My beloved nephew did not recover from his coma and was declared brain-dead on Friday, Feb 7, 2013.
Today, he is miraculously giving life to at least seven other individuals in desperate need of a new organ. For these families, I pray that Vincent’s miracles bring the healing they need.
In honor of my nephew Vincent, please watch this short documentary about The Opiate Effect. Share it as widely as you can. Then think about the message you are sending when you reach for something to numb yourself from Life’s pain.
It is impossible to watch what goes on in this world without crumbling into despair. I find myself reading the stories about the economy bouncing back and wonder why no one I know feels/lives like that.
I read an article today on Bill Moyer’s website that literally left me speechless, and emotionally drained. How is it that human beings have not moved beyond such inhumane treatment of each other?
This is the most powerful illustration of what it means to truly connect with each other. Please take a few moments to watch it on You Tube via the link below, and then think about how you are connecting with those you love.
Blessings and warm thoughts to all! My list for this Thanksgiving:
I’m thankful Ryan has been seizure free for over 20 months now. He’s had his two shoulder surgeries and is making wonderful progress with the help of DVR.
Matt is working hard at his chosen profession, he has a wonderful, loving girlfriend and is doing well. He’s also coming home for Christmas – I can’t even talk about that without crying – I miss him so much!
I’ve had my ankle surgery and both eyes fixed. My health is on the mend and I’m doing incredibly well, all things considered.
My beloved and faithful friend Claudia has been so supportive every step of the way through my most recent challenges, even though she’s being severely challenged herself.
I’m deeply grateful for all of these blessings, and so much more.