Saturday, September 01, 2012

Feelin' Good About the US of A!

For those days when you just need a feel good story...

Amid the stories of politicians, conventions, mall shootings, theater shootings, and so many others that tend to make daily living something to endure rather than something to enjoy, it's nice to be able to share a story like this one.

I saw the it on Facebook and before sharing it, I decided to see what Snopes had to say about it.
You should read the original and the Snopes background.

Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that’s just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me. 

Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps. as 

he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his immune system and he developed a fungus infection that attacked his brain. Two weeks ago, as he struggled to fend off that infection in the hospital, the Marines wanted to show how much they respected his will to live, his strength, honor and courage. They presented Cody with Marine navigator wings and named him an honorary member of the United States Marine Corps. For one Marine, that wasn’t enough ... so that night, before Cody Green passed away, he took it upon himself to stand guard at Cody’s hospital door all night long, 8 hours straight.

Nowhere on the face of this planet is there a country so blessed as we to have men and women such as this. I wish I could personally tell this Marine how proud he makes me to be an American. God ... I do so love this country.

~~Lori Boxer for The Blacksphere

The Snopes story.

John <><


Mike said...

Good story.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Very heartwarming.

Sicilian said...

What a great story. Thanks for showing the snopes link too.

Duckbutt said...

This reaffirms a belief in the goodness of people.