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A Little Boy’s Love

In Love on December 27, 2008 at 1:04 am

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at Stanford Hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liza who was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her five-year-old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw hi hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, “Yes, I’ll do it if it will save Liza.”

As the transfusion progressed, he lay in a bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, “Will I start to die right away?”

Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give her all his blood.

-Dan Millman.


Múm, Green Grass Of Tunnel

In Film, Music on December 26, 2008 at 11:40 pm

I stop and pause for a bit. The weather’s too nice to get all tangled up with a day’s rush and lists of to-do’s. This song lets me stop and rest. For now.

Pom seeds and life

In Film on December 26, 2008 at 7:01 am

so this was done by one of us for a pom tea contest about a year ago. music sounds a bit eerie (by mice parade). but i’d say a great choice regardless.