Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The Gift of Life

Per Request of Texas Fred

This is posted at the request of Concerned Citizen at Judging Truth, please
read this and if you can help, I am certain it would be appreciated! Donations
can be made at Carter Blood Care and their information can be found at this
link: http://www.carterbloodcare.org/
The Gift of LifeAs we
approach the Christmas season, our thoughts turn to giving. Traditionally we
look for meaningful presents to give our loved ones that help us celebrate the
gift of life that Christ gave us by his suffering and death. I am posting this
request to ask that you give the gift of life itself to a complete stranger this
Christmas.
His name is Tyler Seedig and he is a young Marine who was bound
for his first duty station in just three weeks. He was home with his family this
Thanksgiving weekend and went deer hunting with his older brother on Sunday. On
the way back home they were involved in a car accident that claimed the life of
the older brother and left Tyler severely burned. He was transported to the
Parkland Burn Unit where he remains in a critical care unit with severe burns
over 65% of his body. He will not be reporting to his unit in Afghanistan, nor
will he be home for Christmas, New Years or possibly even Easter. Tyler will
most likely spend the next six months in Parkland Hospital trying to survive the
initial trauma, fight off the coming infections and allow his body to slowly
rebuild.
Tyler needs blood. Plasma in particular, so the type is unimportant.
I am asking any capable person who can to give the most precious gift possible
this year and donate a pint of blood to Carter Blood Center in the name of Tyler
Seedig, Parkland Burn Unit, Dallas, TX. It costs us nothing except time and
minor discomfort to give, but it can save the life of Tyler or someone else in
need.
Through out this season we always talk of helping those in need, of
giving to those less fortunate and of remembering those who serve. Here is the
perfect chance to do all of those things with a simple pint of blood. Help this
young Marine who was embarking on a journey of service and self-sacrifice in
order to defend your freedoms and serve this nation where ever the call might
have taken him. Think of what a precious chance it is to be able to give life to
another.
Please keep this family in your prayers as well. They have lost a
son and must plan a funeral during a season which should bring joy to us all,
while they stand by the bedside of another son who clings to life by a thread.
Remember them this season as you celebrate the love of your own families and
cherish those around you for you never know when the call home may come.Judging Truth: The Gift of Life

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