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September 12, 2011

Watch This

Beth, at Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Taken, posted this video. I cried for a very long time. I have very strong feelings about Iraq. Please watch this video.

24 comments:

Ms. A said...

What an amazing young man!

Opaque said...

Very touching!

LL Cool Joe said...

What an amazing woman! Tragic story. I hope he does well. I think his voice is pleasant but not great, but I think his determination and bravery is amazing!

Eileen said...

Beautiful!
Amazing story!
Exceptional family!
I love it!

Brian Miller said...

i saw this the other day...what an amazing story...

Rock Chef said...

Thanks for sharing that!

I have developed a huge dislike for this show over the years, but this guy was great!

Jeni said...

His voice may not have been the absolute top-notch but his attitude, smile, charm and delivery of the song itself -magnificent! Made you feel the song, the lyrics, made you smile and tear up too!

Kristina P. said...

Very moving.

Mama Zen said...

Wow.

blueviolet said...

That was quite affecting.

secret agent woman said...

I saw this somewhere else. He is remarkable.

Arnab Majumdar said...

Amazing story, thanks for sharing this :)

Cheers,
Arnab Majumdar
SribbleFest.com

Shrinky said...

I blubbed all the way through this. It's so humbling to see such an incredible young man. I truly hope things work out for him.

Big Dave T said...

I've always thought that the stories these contestants share are the most poignant part of these kind of programs, not that I'm a huge fan of them though (American Idol types).

Robert the Skeptic said...

Just before I read this post I read the account from our US Republican debates where, when candidate Ron Paul was asked what should be done if a hypothetical patient in a coma has no health insurance. The Tea Party sponsored audience shouted "let him die"!

This young man you have showcased today, with the beautiful voice and the compelling trials he has overcome, is just useless garbage to the most conservative factions of the GOP. These selfish "patriots" would sooner rid themselves of someone such as this. I would hang my head in shame to be a member of the GOP.

Barbara Shallue said...

Missed this on Beth's somehow. So talented and brave - I think he got it from his 'mum'!!

Stickup Artist said...

Makes me believe in angels...

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Wow. Can't write, crying. Magnificent human being with a huge talent, besides his talent for LIVING. Thank you for sharing this!

Suldog said...

Holy... I'm sitting here in work with moisture running down my face. God bless him (and his wonderful family, too.)

Cheryl said...

I like to believe that if there is an "angel smile"...that his would be it. What a wonderful, brave, sweet young man. And his mother is an angel on earth. Wow...I still have a lump in my throat after this...

Stickup Artist said...

Hi TechnoBabe, just wanted to answer your question before I forget. I did lay on the ground for the bird pictures. Stuck the lens right in the grass, used a very low aperture number, and manually focused on the birds.

Syd said...

Remarkable.

Mrs4444 said...

I watched it via Google+. Very inspiring. I love their attitudes.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Oh, my heavens. I've cried a bucket of tears this morning and am filled with some warm, soft feeling that may be love. Incredible story. Thank you for sharing.