Just as I am new to this site and many Web thingy's, my daughter just introduced me to Facebook. "Must get with it dad!"
So, I'm looking over my nephews Facebook last night, glancing at his friends. (He left the org several years ago)
And I can't believe who I saw.
I showed my wife, she couldn't believe it either. "Wow, he looks great!"
And you know what? Many of you probably know of this person.
Why am I being so obnoxiously overly dramatic? Because......he shouldn't have been there.
Without giving away his entire story, he was featured in an article many years ago. He was hospitalized over a serious "blood issue", and stood firm even though his life was on the line.
You are probably thinking, he was a miracle case. He refused blood in a life threatening situation, and somehow he pulled through without the needed transfusion. That didn't happen that way, this time.
It WAS serious. He REFUSED blood. He ALMOST died. But.....the Doctors FORCED blood on him, and I'm convinced now, it SAVED his life.
Looking at the picture, you could see he is in a bar. Has a beer in his hand. He has a nicely trimmed beard. And....he is VERY happy. What is also obvious, he is no longer a JW, especially if he is good friends with my "evil apostate" nephew. lol
When I said, he shouldn't have been there, in the picture. It was because, if he was allowed to refuse the transfusion, he would have died. Thankfully, medical personal refused to honor his parents wishes, and he was saved.
He has a life to enjoy now, no thanks to this org. I'm sure he's enjoying all that life has to offer.
Finally, a feel good story over the blood issue, I just had to share with you. Can't wait to start Facebooking with him.