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maztbo grew up in boston,but live on the cape now with my wife and three teenagers Find out more about maztbo
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  • Message on a mirror

    12 year old Athena Orchard of Ohio died last month from cancer and left a 3000 word message on the back of a mirror here are a few exurbs from it.

    "Happiness is a direction not a destination."

    "Every day is special, so make the most of it."

    "You could get a life-ending illness tomorrow so make the most of every dayÖ Life is only bad if you make it bad."

    "Love is not about who you can see spending your future with itís about who you canít see spending your life without."

    "Life is a game for everyone but love is the only prize."

    "Maybe itís not about the happy ending, maybe itís about the story."

    "You know my name, not my story."

    "You have heard what Iíve done, but not what Iíve been through."

    "The purpose of life is a life of purpose."

    "Happiness depends upon ourselves."

    "The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."

    "Thank you for existing. Be happy, be free, believe, forever young."

    "If someone loves you then they wouldnít let you slip away no matter how hard the situation is."

    "Remember that life is full of ups and downs, without the downs the ups donít mean anything."

    "Iím waiting to fall in love with someone I can open my heart to."

    "Love is like glass, looks so lovely, but itís easy to shatter."

    "Love is rare, life is strange, nothing lasts and people change."

    "Every day is special, so make the most of it. You could get a life-ending illness tomorrow so make the most of every day."

    "Life is only bad if you make it bad."
    had HCM since birth
    'enlarged heart' identified in 96'
    HOCM dx in 7/08
    Myectomy 8/09
    extended Myectomy 5/10
    'End stage' HCM dx 8/10
    CRT-D implanted 9/10
    evaluated for Transplant 11/10
    Listed for transplant 6/11

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    Re: Message on a mirror

    Love it, John. Thanks for sharing.
    Onward and Upward !

    Diagnosed 4/07 HCM with fixed & dynamic obstruction
    Myectomy with resected cordonae tendonae 4/08 CCF
    ICD 10/08


    • #3
      This is both wonderful and heartfelt, maztbo. Thank you very much for sharing it with us. God bless.


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