The foster father who cares when terminally ill kids have no one

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The foster father who cares when terminally ill kids have no one




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21 thoughts on “The foster father who cares when terminally ill kids have no one

  1. This is what inspires me about our time. We are living in a time where so many untreatable issues in life can be still dealt with by people who truly are saints on earth. We live in a society where the “untreatable” are able to receive compassionate care, and we live in an era where birth defects are dealt with solely with heart rather than tossing out.

    The brutality of our past is forgotten in this way here and there and I really hope it keeps advancing that way. There will always be a part of me that will, at a tough time, think “why can’t we just let them go and move on” but where to? If we forget our compassion, if we forget our humanity, our ability to love, what are we if we advance without taking care of our weakest?

    We could breed Spartans among us and turn our species to only the strongest but we’d lose such love and will, we could become so incredibly intellectual but lose our heart and compassion.

    Society has many steps to make to an aim. The great aims of the celestial are at our doorstep while any pundit will tell you all about those on Earth, but the reality is that we have only a finite amount of time in life and this person in this video doesn’t care about anything more than the life he sees in front of him for the person that life is. That person isn’t a dollar sign, isn’t a statistic, isn’t anything more than a human being, no matter the missteps of its construction.

    I watch people fall apart every day at work and get hardened about it here and there, lose my empathy as it tires me while I try to make a life for myself and sustain my family. I feel like shit realizing how good a person can be like this man can be when I can get so beleaguered and brutal of mind at the end of a shift. Still, he’s someone who shows the best of what I can be and hope I can be because society isn’t a set of plateaus to achieve, it’s a living world to survive, to thrive, to nurture, and to compassionately let go from.

    This video is brutal to me because of how much this man sacrifices to make good for people who never had a chance. Even his own son never had much a chance, and he gives so much. The best I can say is that he’s a saint, and as atheistic as I am, this guy truly is one of humanity’s best inspirations.

    I took care of my grandmother for her last years of her life. She was tougher in her nineties than I will ever be. She already showed me that I must die young. If not in age, maintain it in spirit.

    I was born with generational and genetic defects. Therefore, I will never have kids, will never pass on my genetic defects, will never bring more hurt to this world. My grandmother always joked, “it’s hell getting old” and the response that she heard from her grandfather (because it was a generational trope over time) was “well, what’s the alternative?”

    Compassion is the answer.

    Love one another and live and let die, for we all must, but it doesn’t mean that that inevitable death is all that there is. Life is what makes death terrifying and death is what makes life precious.

  2. We all have the capacity to have a Mr. Rogers level of love and tolerance of others. Try very hard to be genuinely good, not just ambivalent.

  3. I’ve seen this video before and just seeing the screenshot of the video is bringing me to tears. I don’t think I would be strong enough to put myself out there for those children. What a beautiful man. What a tremendous gift to those poor children.

  4. This is a truly beautiful and inspiring story. We need more people like him. He does what others cannot and there isn’t enough we can give him back. Build statues of this guy!

  5. This is a level of strength beyond anything I can imagine. To willingly take in and become attached to children that you know will not make it. To have your heart filled and broken repeatedly. If a tenth of us were half as strong as this man our world would be so much better.

  6. This came up a while ago and I donated. Really cool to see him get support. He’s refitting his home and recently installed A/C. The man lives in California, doing god’s work and didn’t even have A/c

  7. As someone who has lost 2 children i can honestly say the world is a better place for having him in it. I could not go through that over and over again.

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