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Eliot was born with an undeveloped lung, a heart with a hole in it and DNA that placed faulty information into each and every cell of his body. However, that could not stop the living God from proclaiming Himself through this boy who never uttered a word.

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#40 - sellious (02/10/2012) [-]
I had feels.
#6 - matfield **User deleted account** (02/10/2012) [-]
Sure its a shame and such that Eliot died but imagine the troubles he would have to go through when he got older... mabey this was the best thing to happen?
User avatar #134 - schmidthead (02/11/2012) [-]
ill be honest, Im 18 years old an this is the first thing that made me cry in two years
User avatar #1 - mattseven (02/10/2012) [-]
Made me cry like a little girl. toenail clipping for you
#28 - gritfox (02/10/2012) [-]
when he said how ill the boy was, I knew. That very instant I knew, he wasn't going to make it. I prepared myself for it, I steadied the feels, yet you couldn't hold them back... stay strong, stay happy.
#85 - cashgrassorass (02/10/2012) [-]
was 4 or 5 years old    
mom and dad bring home my brand new baby brother    
i love him so much   
every day i spend with my mom and my brother    
even help with the dipers cuz i dont care if its nasty love my brother    
after about two months i wake up 1 day to go see my baby brother    
go into his room he is not there   
go to my parents room they are not there    
go downstairs they are not home at all    
find note on fridge    
cant read yet so i run it upstairs and wake my older brother to read it   
he said mom and dad had to take brother to hospital will be back as soon as posible    
im really scared at this point   
around 8am parents come home and brother is not there    
they tell me he stoped breathing late last night and he was not coming home...   
i still dont know the whole story of how it happened thats all they have ever been able to tell me    
in ass truth i dont know why im typing this but i just thaught id share it i know how it feels
was 4 or 5 years old
mom and dad bring home my brand new baby brother
i love him so much
every day i spend with my mom and my brother
even help with the dipers cuz i dont care if its nasty love my brother
after about two months i wake up 1 day to go see my baby brother
go into his room he is not there
go to my parents room they are not there
go downstairs they are not home at all
find note on fridge
cant read yet so i run it upstairs and wake my older brother to read it
he said mom and dad had to take brother to hospital will be back as soon as posible
im really scared at this point
around 8am parents come home and brother is not there
they tell me he stoped breathing late last night and he was not coming home...
i still dont know the whole story of how it happened thats all they have ever been able to tell me
in ass truth i dont know why im typing this but i just thaught id share it i know how it feels
#127 to #85 - kneza (02/11/2012) [-]
manly tears were shed
User avatar #88 to #85 - cashgrassorass (02/10/2012) [-]
i have no idea why i put ass* in the last sentence but its not supposed to be there
#49 - bitchimflawless (02/10/2012) [-]
MFW he said Elliot died
MFW he said Elliot died
#165 - brendanc (02/12/2012) [-]
I thought he was going to make it but then when he died just made me very very sad and cry
I thought he was going to make it but then when he died just made me very very sad and cry
#167 to #165 - justxbecause (02/14/2012) [-]
Me too, me too.
#31 - jippygirl (02/10/2012) [-]
I can't wait to be a mom.
I can't wait to be a mom.
User avatar #32 - ShadowPrince ONLINE (02/10/2012) [-]
It's a sad story, yes, but how in the hell does something like this get "gods glory" tagged onto it to make it inspiring.

The doctors who made the birth happen?
The parents who took care of the baby?
The genetic lottery that allowed the baby to live even with these conditions?

No no, god did it.

Yet when you look at the baby having the condition in the first place, it's "Oh, well, um, I guess it's just bad luck." No, just no. If you credit god for "showing himself" through a baby, you have to condemn him for ******* it up in the first place.

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That's it for my rant. If you've read this far, you deserve a back story.

A family member of mine died slowly and painfully of cancer. Not just any cancer, but a highly aggressive strain. It eventually spread, despite the doctors best efforts and it ended up in various places throughout his body.

Knowing he didn't have much time left, I ended up taking time off work and spending it in the hospital with him. At one point, the doctor who had been working with him the entire time came to talk to me when I was in the hall. Seeing how sad I was, he offered what he thought was consoling words. "It's all in gods plan."
That's what did it for me, I snapped. Normally I don't give a **** what people believe, but when a doctor says something like that, it's almost like they weren't trying.

I ended up yelling at him until he walked away and demanded a new doctor. I don't know whether a new one came or not because the next day my father died.

It's ******** to attribute only the good to "god" then leave the rest out as bad luck or random chance. It's all or nothing. I choose nothing.

TL; DR - Don't say "It's all in gods plan." to an atheist.
#98 to #32 - nightdude (02/10/2012) [-]
I understand where you're coming from, and I'm sorry that that had happened to you.
User avatar #46 to #32 - jcook (02/10/2012) [-]
I understand your frustration, good sir. Allow me to offer another perspective? I surmise that a lot of people do not understand God because they learn about Him through mass media/mega churches/WestBoro Baptist/etc, that is to say a warped definition of God. God is all-powerful, but He also gave us the freedom of choice...Don't want to drag on, so I'll get to my point, God does not cause everything to happen, but He gives us the ability to turn every bad situation into a positive. For example, a father may have chose to smoke for half of his life despite scientific backings that smoking causes cancer. That father may develop cancer and dies, leaving behind a young son. That young son may be angry, but through his father's death he may learn the importance of not smoking and how important it is to have strong willpower, seeing that if only his father had a little bit more willpower, he wouldn't have developed cancer and died. Thus, the young son grows up to be a better man. I'm sorry for your loss, and sorry you had such a calloused doctor.
User avatar #155 to #46 - ShadowPrince ONLINE (02/11/2012) [-]
I got my understand of many gods by studying religion. I attended various churches and temples (even visited a mosque for a while) for years willingly to get an inside perspective. While I can't say I ever believed, I can vaguely understand why people do.

You're not-so-subtly implying that my father smoked, and that isn't true. I'm sure that there were many factors that went into the start of his cancer, but I can't name them all.
Also, **** you.

Not once did I call the doctor calloused. He was doing what he thought was right, but that's part of why I got mad. It shouldn't be acceptable for people to think that saying something along those lines is right.
User avatar #159 to #155 - jcook (02/11/2012) [-]
In all honesty, I was not implying that your father had cancer, I was just using an example to clarify my point. This example came from my grandmother who died of lung cancer, a couple of years ago. I called the doctor calloused because from your description of how he handled the situation. You made it sound like he said it was in God's plans, walked away, and that was the end of it.

I really do hate that you misunderstood what I was saying and took it offensively. I don't want to turn this into an internet argument, so let me apologize for saying anything at all. Good day sir.
User avatar #38 to #32 - shootindownsnoopy (02/10/2012) [-]
I'm a christian, and i agree with you entirely. it is all or nothing. I t pisses me off when all the hard stuff is bad luck and the good stuff is God's plan too. Sorry about your loss, that sucks man
User avatar #50 to #32 - justanoreo (02/10/2012) [-]
I'm a christian and i get what you're saying. Trust me, I've been there. I'm sorry about your experience, I can really understand your frustrations. If it makes people like this less annoying, going by what we're taught, i'm pretty sure it is "God's fault". Good and bad, our belief is he made it all, right? He allows us to do what we want. That's why there are people that do good and people that do bad. Don't punch a wall the next time you here someone say "it's God's plan." I KNOW it sounds like "who gives a **** about anyone else, they had nothing to do with it, it was GOD" But the belief is that those people that you say helped ARE a part of His plan. And they are great people. Maybe underappreciated. But sadly some of the best people arree underappreciated. But I'm sure it makes them happier to make a difference or help out than to be praised. Maybe some people need to realize we're suppose to be working together, not JUST sitting around praying. Even our book says to take action. I hope this helps alleviate a bit of frustration.
User avatar #154 to #50 - ShadowPrince ONLINE (02/11/2012) [-]
Thanks, I was venting up there and I can kind of understand both sides. It's just that to me, when someone says "It's gods plan" it's like they get to shrug off any responsibility.

I have to say I love the line "Maybe some people need to realize we're supposed to be working together, not just sitting around praying." (Yes I put different emphasis)

Not meaning to offend, you seem to be one of the "good guys" or however you want to label it. Thanks again.
#37 to #32 - yokiewartooth (02/10/2012) [-]
well said
well said
User avatar #156 to #37 - ShadowPrince ONLINE (02/11/2012) [-]
Thanks, I love that gif =)
#137 - anon (02/11/2012) [-]
The poor baby....   
   
:'(
The poor baby....

:'(
#41 - sidneybrownlad (02/10/2012) [-]
i wanted him to live one more day.... ONE MORE DAY
i wanted him to live one more day.... ONE MORE DAY
#16 - jdborchardt (02/10/2012) [-]
anyone who actually has a child, normal or not, fully understands this video. If you are one of the haters, trolls, or forceful atheists, then one day hopefully, you will learn better. I am an atheist as well, but religious tolerance goes a long way. If you're forcing that there is no god on someone who's only comfort it their belief that there is one, than you're worse than the Christians who force their religion down your throat.
Luckily my son is perfectly healthy and handsome, but i can fully feel for the parents. if anything were to happen to my boy I don't know what i would do. Pic related, it's my little man.
#24 to #16 - benttoyourwill (02/10/2012) [-]
Beautiful boy you got there :D No offense but I would caption this picture with "Gimme my ******* applejuice" :P
#44 - anon (02/10/2012) [-]
Must... not... cry...
#43 - thebenniebabyninja (02/10/2012) [-]
son of a bitch!!! i have some where to go later T-T
#21 - anon (02/10/2012) [-]
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#4 - bunnybitchtits (02/10/2012) [-]
Knew I was gonna cry, but I watched it anyway.   
   
Holy 			****		, I haven't bawwed like this in so long.
Knew I was gonna cry, but I watched it anyway.

Holy **** , I haven't bawwed like this in so long.
#71 - anon (02/10/2012) [-]
i don't believe in god...i admit it, but htis was truly touching :( genetics suck.... when you think that we well most of us are born with no problems and take it for granted :'(   
   
This kid is my hero   
   
RIP
i don't believe in god...i admit it, but htis was truly touching :( genetics suck.... when you think that we well most of us are born with no problems and take it for granted :'(

This kid is my hero

RIP
#52 - ijoyreaper (02/10/2012) [-]
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#132 - lollyholly (02/11/2012) [-]
I saw the title of the video and expected "99 red balloons" to start playing. I watched the video and now I feel like a complete bitch.   
   
Eliot...
I saw the title of the video and expected "99 red balloons" to start playing. I watched the video and now I feel like a complete bitch.

Eliot...
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