Meet Warriors of gentle spirit,
Thomas O’Brien and his incredible Mom
Debbie, from out there near Houston Texas.
Thomas is 21 years old, he has served our country, was recently made deputy by
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office,
has worked as a detention officer
is a young man with Stage IV Lymphoma
[I hate Cancer]
I was honored to spend a bit of time talking to Thomas via the internet not so long ago, as he prepared to get in that fine red car of his to go out on the town to a night of music and gathering with friends;
to learn of his loyal 4 legged,
and to hear the fight in his words
and his love of life.
Along with many I have put out pleas to those on Facebook to send him friend requests as one of his wishes was to reach the Facebook maximum of 5,000 friends!
He achieved that on Monday
two days after his short video
saying he was up and dressed and off to find something special for his Mom for Mothers Day.
His dear friend Kyle Jones, a musician from TN,
was on a plane to visit him when Thomas was hospitalized for blood and platelets secondary to one Cancer pill that has thrown his body for a loop and he was bleeding from his lung; ending him up in the ICU; as this Cancer is on a rampage.
His Mom Debbie has been right there by his side; loving him, standing by him and also donating platelets for her son;
yet keeping the 5000 informed with short messages along with asking those in the Houston area if they can, blood/platelets are needed and can be donated in his name.
The DM Anderson Cancer Center Blood Bank, Houston TX
IF YOU ARE IN THAT AREA and can help,
When Kyle showed up to see Thomas the room lit up; but it did not shine more brightly than when he brought his surprise in to see our warrior Thomas…
Take a look at what the surprise was!
only Miss America
could get a smile like that from our warrior
Teresa Scanlan, Miss America was the surprise that ole’ Kyle had with him,
and oh boy did she get a smile from our sick warrior when she came into that room,
and they posed for the picture as he was receiving blood and platelets!
I would have loved a picture of his heart monitor about that time too!
Deputy O’Brien had a smile that was so bright I had to get my shades to look at both of them in that photo!
The wonderful Univeral Energy of the Creator and love of people when one needs connections of thoughts and prayers has never been more at work, than those now with their arms and hearts wrapped around a young man and his Mom.
Now he is home,
he came home after being discharged with
HOSPICE and a grand dinner celebration with Miss America, with Kyle, with those who love him so very much.
As we around the globe were lighting our candles to light the path of love, understanding, faith and warmth.
And when he finally got home,
I do believe he was greeted by the greatest of unconditional love,
by his faithful
Would ya look at that?
Imagine the slurps our Thomas got!
A man and his dog reunited again!
Oh I can only imagine.
The look of love indeed!
So now he is home, in his own bed, surroundings, Debbie I pray can now sleep and rest, restore and feel more at ease with Hospice on board to give added support and care.
and they can be there round the clock if they need to be.
Hospice can and will listen… Maybe not with ears as keen as those of Seamus, but they are good that way!
Perhaps they will be courageous enough to join with Thomas and Seamus for a ride in that “fly red car” if he is strong enough and they are bold enough!
ONe thing is certain… Thomas is a warrior, and a young man that knows battle… his is a light that is so bright we’ve all need to keep our shades on, cos’ he outshines the sun, even on the darkest of nights.
He has inspired so many, with his courage, his kindness, his life and his very moments.
We are all better because we have known and loved him.
We now have candles lit and mine stay lit
24 hours a day.
His Mom, is a walking testament to unconditional love and grace under fire.
He is a remarkable young man.
I can only hope that he, his Mom, his many thousands who are praying and thinking of him, now will know this;
HOSPICE is not about giving up, nor is it about dying.
It is about LIFE, about living right up until the moment that you transcend to the next place with support, with help in each dimension of a beautiful life
with dignity, with fullness and with those who can help 24/7.
Hospice and Palliative Care will be a great addition to the care that Thomas is receiving; with pain issues, with physical, spiritual, emotional issues that must be taking a great toll on Debbie and Thomas, and Seamus and all who enter their home and from a distance,
Hospice will be there for them, and those who love them.
The candle is lit for Thomas and his Mom
the prayers and thoughts surround them
in beauty and faith.
“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their carvings.”
Blessings to you Thomas O’Brien and Debbie
our hearts are surrounding you on your journey, and hearts are connected as our fires are joined in the candles we are lighting to warm your spirit, to fill you with love, faith, and compassion.
We are standing beside you.
You Thomas are a beautiful spirit
and I have been touched to my soul
with the first interaction we’ve had,
through the pain and the fight.
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
The fire is burning, its embers are hot… The sage is filling the air.
Prayers are going up.
Walk in Beauty,
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