Thursday, 16 August 2012 23:07 | Austin, TX
God bless you, Eric, for your valiant fight. I wish I had learned of you before just today. I can only imagine how hard this has been and is, and I admire your courage and strength. You are an inspiration, and I believe you have given all of us an incredible gift.
Thursday, 16 August 2012 23:03 | Seatac, WA
I wish you peace
I watched your final video today. My heart not only goes out to your family but personally to you. I know you are scared. The unknown walk across into your new life. Not knowing what shall become. I watched my uncle Rick die at 24 of cancer. I was 11. I have gone through it twice myself, once at 21 and once at 40. I wanted you to know for me, it gave me strength to fight and not give up. Not just because of illness but any hurdle in life. You have given more than you will ever know, opening up your personal life and sharing your journey. I hope you go easy into the night, I hope you find peace as you see that light. I hope you see over us for all good, you are the wings that hover near. Cherish your moments with family and friends, be in peace, no worries. God bless you and Cari, your families.
Thursday, 16 August 2012 22:57
I'm right there with Anabel and Diane....God loves you and He understands your fear. He knows exactly what you are going through, and He has made a wonderful way for you, and Cari, to be together with Him in Heaven forever. There is very little that you need to do because He has done it all. God had Jesus take our punishment, by death on the cross, for all of the wrongs that we have ever done. Track with me.....
Just as there are physical laws, like the law of gravity, (if you jump off the roof you're coming down), there are spiritual laws. One of them is that any soul that sins must die. Jesus fulfilled that law when He stood in for you and took that death penalty for you, so that you could pass from earth right into Heaven. Your part is to believe it and receive it-like a gift. You need to believe that Jesus died for you personally, and be truly sorry for the things that you've done that caused God to have to put His own son to death in your place. Think about it. Let Him wash you in His great love and forgiveness. Believe in what Jesus did for you.
We all have "everlasting life"...either with God, who is love, in Heaven, or without Him and His love and forgiveness, which would be Hell, wherever it is.
He never violates our free will! So, your part is to choose Life.
I hope this helps and will give you hope. May your fear be replaced with faith. This is God's great plan for all of us. This is not the end...it is the beginning.
I have a 27 year old son who is at home in Heaven. I so look forward to seeing him! I pray that I will meet you and Cari there as well.
I don't know if you can answer these notes, but if I can be of any help, please write.
Much love to you and Cari and your family.
Thursday, 16 August 2012 22:52 | Olney, MD
You do not know me, but I think you are amazing! I worked in oncology nurse in BMT for 3 years. I find your strength in sharing your experience with AML as an inspiration to so many patients who undergo the trials and tribulations that you have endured over the last 10 years. I will be donating to LIFE in order to help those in need. I know first hand how difficult this is for families. Encouragement and support is paramount. As you stated the support you have recieved is overwhelming, and you should be SO Proud of yourself, for in my eyes too you have WON! You will live on in my heart, and I will share your story with patients when they want to talk about what they are going through.
May your heart be filled with peace and love in knowing the many people you have touched, and for your wonderful life on this earth. You will rest softly there will be no pain, and you will remain loved and remembered by God, your family, wife, dog, friends and the people on this site (which is huge).
Thank you Eric!!!
Thursday, 16 August 2012 22:26
Live In Faith Eric
Eric, what great strength you have!! As I watched your video, I had the desperate desire to get a hold of you! Please know the Creator of this Universe awaits your knock, ... Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you - Luke 11:9. Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know - Jeremiah 33:3. The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them - Psalm 145:18-19.
Believing what God says is more real than what is seen! There are so many people including myself that are praying for you Eric, I delcare that your faith is activated to a profound level! Jesus loves you Eric & you are not alone! May you & your family find comfort in the presence of the Lord!
Thursday, 16 August 2012 22:11
Last year my mother lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Like you she tried everything the doctors asked her to do. In her final days she was also scared and unsure of what the end would be like. My mother believed in God and that he sent his son Jesus to die for everyones sins. But what does that mean? What would it be like after she left this world? We can not comprehend what this will be. I do know in my heart that your soul will live on and you will have no more pain and heartache. You will only know joy, love and peace. Do not be afraid Eric, God is holding you in his hands now and will guide you to your new path. I will pray you have rest and peace in your days here on earth. The ones you leave behind will feel you in their souls everyday as I do with my mother. I can feel how much she loved me everyday and so will everyone you love. Eric, you will be in my prayers.
Thursday, 16 August 2012 22:10
Live In Faith Eric
Eric, what great strength you have! As I watched your video, I had the desperate desire to get a hold of you! Please know the Creator of this Universe awaits your knock, ... Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you - Luke 11:9. Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know - Jeremiah 33:3. The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them - Psalm 145:18-19. Believing what God says is more real than what is seen! There are so many people including myself that are praying for you Eric, I delcare that your faith is activated to profound level! Jesus loves you Eric & you are not alone! May you & your family find comfort in the presence of the Lord!
Thursday, 16 August 2012 22:05
Peace and Love
I hope that you can take comfort in knowing that many people from all over the world love you very much! You have touched so many lives with your courage and strength. Everyone fears death, even the strongest people in the world like you. You are our inspiration. I hope you can find peace in knowing that you are deeply loved by the many lives that you have touched over your wonderful life. You have been a blessing to us all and you will live in our hearts forever.
Peace and love
Thursday, 16 August 2012 21:50
I just watched your video and am so moved to write. I lost a cousin to AML last year. She was a fighter too and after hearing your story I just wanted to say that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, 16 August 2012 21:27
Eric, your doctor was right - you have won. While you may have not been able to stop cancer from ravaging your body, you never once allowed it to conquer your spirit. That is the true victory. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers these coming weeks; I wish you all peace and much love.