Wow - what a heartwarming Christmas story...

Fishsta

Active Member
Unfortunately, John, it seems to want people to log in to view this message.

Can you post a copy of it here?
 

super_sop

Supporting Member
its working ok at the moment guys, ive just come from there.
this is somthing that everyone onhearc should at least have a look at

I would imagine the story itself is far to big to put on hear, whilst i was on there were 54 people rreading the thread, and it was 97 pages long!
 

TheMusicMan

tMP Founder
Staff member
Fishsta said:
Unfortunately, John, it seems to want people to log in to view this message.

Can you post a copy of it here?

Nobody needs to register to see it....

It's 96 pages long (that since boxing day) :shock: :shock:

They have just created an individual category for just that thread and I have now updated the link... should be OK now folks.

Can I say, this must be one - if not the - most inspirational thread I have ever seen on the net. It has received massive circulation and distribution since it's 1st post on Boxing day.

There are some truely good people out there...
 

Fishsta

Active Member
Nope, I'm sorry, all I get is:


Sorry, an error occurred. If you are unsure on how to use a feature, or don't know why you got this error message, try looking through the help files for more information.

The error returned was:

You do not have permission to view this topic
 

TheMusicMan

tMP Founder
Staff member
Fishsta said:
Nope, I'm sorry, all I get is:


Sorry, an error occurred. If you are unsure on how to use a feature, or don't know why you got this error message, try looking through the help files for more information.

The error returned was:

You do not have permission to view this topic

I'm not sure why this is happening Ian... I click on the link and get...

 

TheMusicMan

tMP Founder
Staff member
Aha - apologies Ian - I think they may have now changed to registered to view...

Sorry about that...

Is still worth registering to read it though...
 

TheMusicMan

tMP Founder
Staff member
the Mother of fruit loops on the other forum said:
I am posting this on behalf of my son whom you see coming to visit this great site as fruit_loops. My son is 13 years old and very sick. He wants to play paintball but his disease wouldn't allow him. His friends play paintball while he is left at home in the mercy of pain.

Ever since he registered with this great site, no day would pass without him checking what's new with paintball in Canada. He reads them, both of us actually, and finds fun in reading them. He loves clicking on the flags to change provincial locations. He boasts of being able to know what's happening in paintball in different provinces just by clicking the flags. He loves looking at your markers tirelessly in the showcase.

2 nights ago, he checked the Live Chat feature but I remember him saying nobody was online. Then suddenly "Welcome" was sounded from his speakers. It was the Support Crew. Then they started chatting. The guy from the other end asked him how he was doing and my little man answered, "I have a headache". I remember the guy asking him questions about how frequent his headache occurs, what type of pain, what his age was and whether he has seizures. My son answered them truthfully. Then, the guy asked him if he was taking medicines and if he is, what medicines were they. My son listed his medicines then suddenly the guy said ... "You must be very sick buddy. Are you on chemo?" I started to wonder, how come a computer guy can be conversant in the medical field, too. Their conversation became so interesting until the guy said: "Correct me if I'm wrong and you may not answer my question if you wish. Did your doctor tell you that your seizures is caused by meningioma?" That totally stopped my heart and my suspicion that he might be a medical professional was proven right. A computer guy knows medical diagnosis just by interviewing? I thought, only kids use this site.

The guy asked my son if he can ask permission from me to phone him. Thinking why not, I gave our number. We had a chat and he was such a nice guy. Changing topics, he asked what presents he received for Christmas. Then asked my son what he wanted that he didn't get. He replied: "xbox. My nintendo is too old". The guy casually said, you'll have it pretty soon, don't worry. My 13-year old kid replied: I will work for it when I get well.

About 1 'o clock this afternoon, a lady knocked on our door with a big gift nicely wrapped. I asked where it came from and she answered me: open the box when I leave. At the sight of the big present, my poor son whispered: "this is the biggest present I have ever received". The lady introduced herself as "Stacey". According to her, they got our address from our phone number then left while we were still at the door.

When we opened the present, it's an XBOX! I found myself lost in tears while my son was so amused. I thought it was from a relative. It came complete with everything he needs: a wireless router, a wireless xbox adapter, 2 wireless controllers, 2 headsets, a prepaid xbox Live subscription for 1 year and 10 DVD games. More tears flowed from my eyes, I will never afford to buy my son these stuff. A card was enclosed: "This must be your missing gift. I hope this takes some of your pain away. It's all wireless so you won't bother getting up just to play. A technician will come by your place and hook you up with high-speed internet and make sure that you will be playing your xbox before the day ends. Tell your mom not to worry about anything. I already created your Gamer Tag and I will play online against you soon. Be sure to beat me. Get well buddy. Be strong. I'll always remember you. Pdx.Sierra (xtremepaintballcanada.com)". He was the guy my son had a chat with and must be one of the Support Crew.

About 3 'o clock, the technician came and brought with him a high-speed modem and hooked my little man's xbox and fixed our computer. With just a phone call the technician made, we got upgraded from dial-up to broadband prepaid for one year. He played a game with him before he left. He requested to keep the identities of everyone involved.

I'm in tears. I definitely am. We will never forget your kindness, sir. Please call us back. Thank you thank you. May the Lord help you and keep you safe always.

To you all who participate in this site, thank you. You all help ease the pain and hardships my son is suffering day in and day out. Thank you. Happy holidays everyone.

... and then there's a further 96 pages of replies from all over the world...
 

super_sop

Supporting Member
i have sad news to bring reagarding fruit_loops. the young man in this story.

A team of medical personell from all over America, came to gether to perform surgery on this young chap. unfortunately fruit loops died the other day, after sufering a masive fit. i know this story touched a few people on here, myself and tMM included..

sorry to bring this bad news.

regards
craig
 
I read this thread and clicked on the link - without ANY problems. Paragraph 6 had me welling up. I would use the cry emoticon :cry: but it doesn't seem strong enough for how I felt.

Have now read SuperSops post to which I did not believe! However I trust the guy so DO believe him.

Made me have faith in the fight against cancer is not a lost one. There are plenty of people out there to be helped - am determined to help them.

RIP - A wonderful child/young adult (whom I never knew) who lost his fight against cancer but loved paintballing.
A magnificant father-in-law Harold Anson.
An inspirational foster mother Bridget Rees
A lovelyman who made very polite but warming conversation Mr Thorne Snr.
 

drummergurl

Active Member
thats a very moving story, i was crying most of the way through readng it. n its amazing how an almost complete stranger can change the last week or so of someones life.
 
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