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Posted 12/2/2012 by dotingmom in General Scrappin'
 

dotingmom
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Posted: 12/2/2012 10:35:07 PM
This is only the second thread I think I have ever started.

I have a very close and dear friend who's son is 19 and facing a major health crisis.

Chris turned 19 at the beginning of November. He celebrated his birthday at Parris Island in boot camp. The week before Thanksgiving he graduated and recieved his commission as a PFC in the Marines. This is an awesome kid...Eagle Scout, football player, NHS member... His only dream has been to serve a couple tours in the USMC and then become a police officer like his dad.

He had leave for Thanksgiving and came home to celebrate with his family. A week ago today he was at a friends house watching football, a typical Sunday afternoon, when he suffered a stroke. Testing discovered that his heart was severely damaged, working at about 20% capacity and that is what led to the stroke. They are still trying to figure out what caused the heart damage, as he was fine when he left for basic.

Tomorrow morning he will undergo a long surgery to insert a heart pump in his chest. He has already begun the process of being put on the national list for a donor heart as that is his only chance for long term survival.

Please...whatever your inkling - prayer, positive thoughts, etc. - send those out for Christopher and his family.

Thank you!

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Posted: 12/2/2012 10:36:58 PM
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Posted: 12/2/2012 10:41:06 PM
Sending prayers of recovery for Chris and peace and strength for his family.

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Posted: 12/2/2012 10:51:47 PM
Wow, poor guy!

Prayers for your friend and their son.



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Posted: 12/2/2012 11:05:25 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about this. I will keep you all in my prayers and that he has a full and quick recovery. My heart goes out to the family, he is just so young. (((hugs)))

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Posted: 12/3/2012 4:50:34 AM
I will definitely keep him in my prayers.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:37:55 PM
I'm praying, too.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 6:32:38 PM
I am really sorry to hear about this young man's difficulties and will keep him in prayer tonight.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:37:35 PM
Oh my heavens! That is so frightening. So much is done with heart problems. My DD has a congenital heart defect and has had two open heart surgeries. They can do so much!

Good thoughts and prayers to your friend's son.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:20:32 AM
Oh my heavens! I have a 20 year old and a 17 year old and cannot imagine going through this with either of my boys at such a young age! May he and his family have blessings of peace and a donor heart for this young man!



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Posted: 12/7/2012 7:39:22 AM
Will keep him and his family on my prayers!!!
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