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Real Life Hero
by Andrea Jane andicatz@hotmail.com

Sunday, December 09, 2007
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Please pray for John on life support. Two years on still in hospital but can now talk and eat, smile and sing. He is truly amazing. Not sitting up fully yet. Prayers still needed. Thank you.
UPDATE: DEC 2009 John in nursing home, making improvements, can sit daily for an hour, on standing table physio 50 degrees. Good sense of humour and going to study a degree in computer science god willing. Prayers from the Monastry in WA, Marian Helpers, sisters of Mercy, Fatima and St Josephs Catholic Church Greater London are said for John's healing. God bless you all and thank you for your prayers.

He cannot move his body

Quadrepligic

He's paralysed

From a fall

Not his fault at all

He smiles through brave eyes

I'm breaking up inside

Just watching his pain

But he mouths to me

Don't worry

I cannot lip read

but i try

I cannot bear to watch

him breathe so precariously

but i don't cry

at least not in front of him

As we both put on the

mask of comedy

in this real life tradgedy

John edward theodore

A gift of God his hebrew name

We're catholic

but God is all the same

Taught so many roads lead to him

God please, please  try to listen

he cannot speak for himself

So many prayers have been said

on his behalf

From US, India, Italy England, Israel

Holy temples and theWailing wall

Eternal prayers

we've said them all

Now all we can do is

wait

and call upon a miracle

to ease his pain

He's so brave

and yet he must be afraid

lying there on life support

his mind the only thing intact

OH God why him

i must refrain from questioning

the reason

four months down the line

And my precious younger brother

mouths "he's doing fine"

but he's not

although he's smiling

the messages from his brain

are not sending signals

except those of pain

Even to breathe independently

is a huge strain

I want my brother, my true hero

To live again.

This half life in limbo is

almost too much to bear

I know if it was me

i would not cope

lying there

ventillator breathing,

pnemonia, heart stops beating

God where are you

please show compassion

for the sick

Don't let the candle of eternal prayer

burn down to its last wick

by Andi (his sis) dedicated to my brother John whom i love so very much. the sweetest natured man if ever there was. The nurses darling.

(c) 9/10/09

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Andrea andicatz@hotmail.com 12/10/2007
Thank you for your prayers. His heart stopped again today but they did CPR. I got there after it had happened (6 times in 4 months) and i said John it's okay to cry. The nurse said he didn't he was very brave. John mouthed to me "don't worry" and the tears in his eyes were for me. But they did not fall..once i did catch them when i walked away. he thought i wasn't watching. But God is. thanks for your support and renewing my hope.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 12/10/2007
Be strong Andi...The love you possess for your brother John is not in vain. The Creator knows his gentle spirit.
Amor
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/9/2007
I second Karen Lynn's prayers and (((HUGS)))

Love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/9/2007
(((HUGS))) and prayers for you and for John! How sad!
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