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Father who sacrificed his life for his Down's Syndrome son

Postby Angelight » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:45 pm

This is one of the most touching true stories I've ever read. Just wanna share it here.

http://www.todayonline.com/Columns/Pare ... r-life-too?

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Re: Father who sacrificed his life for his Down's Syndrome s

Postby kiddo » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:23 pm

Quote from the article :
"If that was the only time Dad ever sacrificed for any of us, this would be a very sad story," his son Thomas, a priest, told me. "But his devotion to us was constant."Five of the Vander Woude brothers are married and they have, among them, 28 children. The Rev Vander Woude, a placid man with a gentle smile, describes his father as someone who trained himself for virtue and who possessed a rare and crucial understanding about the nature of happiness. He knew that joy is best found not in the pursuit of pleasure but in the execution of responsibility.

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:cry: :cry: :cry: Such focus devotion as a Father.....
:celebrate: to all Fathers.

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Re: Father who sacrificed his life for his Down's Syndrome s

Postby poppy15 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:29 pm

"... How did he become the sort of man who could devise a plan to save his drowning son and then carry out that plan, knowing all the while that it might mean his own death? "

i :salute: the father for this... nt everyone can do that

reminds me of the szechuan earthquake where the news reported of a lady hovering over her baby in a bid to protect him from the falling debris... instant instinct. but the mother died..

but before she did, she typed in the following words into her hp : if u manage to live, please remember i have always love you. "

“ 如果你还活着,请记得妈妈永远爱你 "

something like that, cant remember the exact phrase.

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Re: Father who sacrificed his life for his Down's Syndrome s

Postby Angelight » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:33 pm

Yes, I read about the szechuan earthquake story too. Very touching indeed...that's what true unconditional love is about.

poppy15 wrote:"... How did he become the sort of man who could devise a plan to save his drowning son and then carry out that plan, knowing all the while that it might mean his own death? "

i :salute: the father for this... nt everyone can do that

reminds me of the szechuan earthquake where the news reported of a lady hovering over her baby in a bid to protect him from the falling debris... instant instinct. but the mother died..

but before she did, she typed in the following words into her hp : if u manage to live, please remember i have always love you. "

“ 如果你还活着,请记得妈妈永远爱你 "

something like that, cant remember the exact phrase.

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Re: Father who sacrificed his life for his Down's Syndrome s

Postby kaka » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:19 pm

Salute to the father, its a heroic act - tremendous courage :salute:

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Re: Father who sacrificed his life for his Down's Syndrome s

Postby BlurBee » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:21 am

Thanks for sharing, Angelight.

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Re: Father who sacrificed his life for his Down's Syndrome s

Postby gt1122 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:15 pm

thanks for sharing...

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Re: Father who sacrificed his life for his Down's Syndrome s

Postby Canvas » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:48 pm

poppy15 wrote:"... How did he become the sort of man who could devise a plan to save his drowning son and then carry out that plan, knowing all the while that it might mean his own death? "

i :salute: the father for this... nt everyone can do that

reminds me of the szechuan earthquake where the news reported of a lady hovering over her baby in a bid to protect him from the falling debris... instant instinct. but the mother died..

but before she did, she typed in the following words into her hp : if u manage to live, please remember i have always love you. "

“ 如果你还活着,请记得妈妈永远爱你 "

something like that, cant remember the exact phrase.



:cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Father who sacrificed his life for his Down's Syndrome s

Postby Canvas » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:01 pm

poppy15 wrote:"... How did he become the sort of man who could devise a plan to save his drowning son and then carry out that plan, knowing all the while that it might mean his own death? "

i :salute: the father for this... nt everyone can do that

reminds me of the szechuan earthquake where the news reported of a lady hovering over her baby in a bid to protect him from the falling debris... instant instinct. but the mother died..

but before she did, she typed in the following words into her hp : if u manage to live, please remember i have always love you. "

“ 如果你还活着,请记得妈妈永远爱你 "

something like that, cant remember the exact phrase.



:cry: :cry: :cry:

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