Thursday, 16 August 2012 18:13 | sittard (Holland)
Today I read an online article from a dutch newspaper. It was about you and your youtube blogs and your 'final' video. It really touched my heart as wel as thousands of other people here in holland. it's amazing that your video's can touch and inspire so many people not only in America but wolrdwide... In your first blog you mention europe and your wish to come here. Well... you're here more than you ever could imation your here in our thoughts and heart.. thank you for this amazing gift...
PS: this is the URL to the dutch website
Thursday, 16 August 2012 18:01 | Florida
I don't know if you will even read this but I felt so strongly that I needed to reach out to you that I have to try.
I lost my mother and brother to cancer just a few years apart. I know how devastating this horrible illness can be on the whole family.
This world was never really your home to begin with. We are all just passing through. I can't explain why some seem to have more pain than others, some quiestions just can't be answered. But if you are wondering if there is anything beyond this life, I can most certainly answer that. YES THERE IS!
God loves you Eric. He loves you so much that he sent his own son to die on the cross for you. Jesus died so that you and I could live forever with Him in heaven for eternity. You can't buy or earn your way in to heaven but if you accept the gift of salvation, and believe that though you are a sinner, Jesus died for you, you will join him there. All your pain will be gone, you will never be sad or scared again. I truely pray that you accept the gift The Lord has offered you. I hope to see you in heaven one day, give you a big hug and know that you are my brother in Christ.
God Bless you and your family
Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:53
God bless you, Eric! Know that you take on the last leg of your journey with the love, support and admiration of so many people you will never even know.
Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:29 | Villa Park- IL
I am so sorry for what you are going through. Nothing anyone says will truely make anything better. My baby sisters boyfriend of 2 years passed away from Ewings Sarcoma 1 month and 2 weeks ago. Seeing what he went through and what she's going through first hand gives me a pretty good understanding of your fears and emotions.
Clint was a really nice kid, remarkable infact. You also seem like a wonderful person and it's obvious you've touched the lives of many. I really don't know what more to say - because words don't really scratch the surface of what cancer does to the patient and those surrounding them. I am deeply saddened for you and your family as the near future is going to become increasing difficult for all of those involved.
You said in your last video, that you are scared. Please don't be scared. If God has chosen to take you to be in his eternal kingdom then you are something special. Someone whom has endured as much suffering as needed here on earth. When Clint passed away at 20 years old, my sister was at his side. She was laying asleep next to him in his hospital bed. She said that she wouldn't have even known it had happened if it weren't for the doctors waking her up. Being that he only had one lung and a huge tumor in it, and pneumonia, the fact that he was so peacful was surprising. She is completely heartbroken, but through her greif takes solace in the fact that he is no longer in pain and suffering quitely behind a smile to comfort others.
I know I'm rambling on and on and not saying much of anything. But i just wanted to say I'm truely sorry for your pain and suffering. I'm going to pray to Clint tonight, and let him know your story. He is waiting in heaven and I'd like to think that he'd be waiting to meet you and guide you if you needed. God bless you. I honestly mean it.
Carol Meyer Humphreys
Thursday, 16 August 2012 17:03 | New Jersey
Your journey is not ended. Your journey is the beginning. I believe we are all here to love, and to bestow goodness on this earth.God has chosen you to begin another part of your journey in this great universe.
My husband died from cancer in 1998...and before he went he saw angels, and I told him to go to them...that he had work to do in this universe.
Angels will lift you up and take you home. Remember that this is just a spot on the spectrum of the universe. I pray for you that Jesus and his angels will speed you on your way. We love you and we will ALL be with you.... Much love and Peace.
Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:51
I lost my daughter a year ago at age 32. She as you-valiantly endured to the end. I know where you are going is full of peace and love If your famiy just feels...you will always be with them. We watched as my lovely daughter went downhill for years. The peace when she passed was unreal and I would never wish her back to endure anymore pain and suffering. She is happy and always in my heart as you will be for your loved ones. Families are forever!
Best wishes to all,
Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:51 | Pa.
I truly believe that you are not ending a journey,Eric-you are starting the most important one of your life.With the help of your hospice staff and family you will write the itinerary.You will determine which path you will travel and how long it will take you to arrive at your destination.What a gift for you and your loved ones-cherish the time you have left.Godspeed. PS-I think the "L" also stands for "lasting love"
Otis R. Needleman
Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:30
Eric, read your story and watched your video on the Fox News website. I can relate somewhat to what you are going through. Shed my share of tears and made some thank-yous to certain people before going through open-heart surgery. Made it through.
I am not smart enough to know why God has put you and your family through this. All I can say is that it looks like you stood and fought honorably, lived honorably, and did your best. It is not so much that we are born and we die, it is that we lived. You made your short life count for much more than many people who live for a long time yet do little more than take up space.
You've done all you can do, pal. You can leave the field of battle with your head held high. You didn't lose. You just ran out of time.
Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:26
Hi Eric! I was am the nurse who hung your first chemo at St. Luke's. I remember your first mullet haircut, and how scared and upset you were at your first diagnosis. I am so sorry that you have had to go through so much but I am amazed by your strength and all you have done to keep a smile on your face and keep fighting!! You can beat the odds! I love all that you have done with L.I.F.E. keep up the good work and keep up the fight! you are an inspiration.
Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:25 | mesa, AZ
I watched your final confession video and was saddened deeply. The entire time I watched, I wondered if you know Jesus Christ as your personal savior? This earthy life is but a mere blink of an eye compared to the glorious and everlasting life we will have with our maker. I pray that you go to HIM for strengh in this difficult time and that the lord will ease your pain and suffering with an unexplainable sense of joy and peace knowing that you are finally going home. I pray that you know Jesus....if not, cry out to him at this time....he will cover your fear.