The Gift of Life

This is posted at the request of Concerned Citizen at Judging Truth, please read this and if you can help, I am certain it would be appreciated! Donations can be made at Carter Blood Care and their information can be found at this link: http://www.carterbloodcare.org/

The Gift of Life

As we approach the Christmas season, our thoughts turn to giving. Traditionally we look for meaningful presents to give our loved ones that help us celebrate the gift of life that Christ gave us by his suffering and death. I am posting this request to ask that you give the gift of life itself to a complete stranger this Christmas.

His name is Tyler Seedig and he is a young Marine who was bound for his first duty station in just three weeks. He was home with his family this Thanksgiving weekend and went deer hunting with his older brother on Sunday. On the way back home they were involved in a car accident that claimed the life of the older brother and left Tyler severely burned. He was transported to the Parkland Burn Unit where he remains in a critical care unit with severe burns over 65% of his body. He will not be reporting to his unit in Afghanistan, nor will he be home for Christmas, New Years or possibly even Easter. Tyler will most likely spend the next six months in Parkland Hospital trying to survive the initial trauma, fight off the coming infections and allow his body to slowly rebuild.

Tyler needs blood. Plasma in particular, so the type is unimportant. I am asking any capable person who can to give the most precious gift possible this year and donate a pint of blood to Carter Blood Center in the name of Tyler Seedig, Parkland Burn Unit, Dallas, TX. It costs us nothing except time and minor discomfort to give, but it can save the life of Tyler or someone else in need.

Through out this season we always talk of helping those in need, of giving to those less fortunate and of remembering those who serve. Here is the perfect chance to do all of those things with a simple pint of blood. Help this young Marine who was embarking on a journey of service and self-sacrifice in order to defend your freedoms and serve this nation where ever the call might have taken him. Think of what a precious chance it is to be able to give life to another.

Please keep this family in your prayers as well. They have lost a son and must plan a funeral during a season which should bring joy to us all, while they stand by the bedside of another son who clings to life by a thread. Remember them this season as you celebrate the love of your own families and cherish those around you for you never know when the call home may come.

Judging Truth: The Gift of Life

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5 Responses to The Gift of Life

  1. Pingback: Gift of life, calling on all donors D/FW area, spread the word « Conservative Libertarian Outpost

  2. Katie says:

    Giving the gift of blood or plasma isn’t just a good idea, it is a great idea. And not just at Christmas time, but any time of the year.

    Although not in the Dallas area, I will go down and give. It might just save a life.

    Thank you Fred and I will cross post this.

  3. JTEX says:

    My daughter has recieved several gallons of blood from genourous people like ya’ll. If donating through the red cross you can give in honor of anyone, on any list, from any State. They might not get your blood, or platelets but, they will get someones. They also give the reciepient a credit to help defray the cost of the blood. Good luck!, and know that this family is in my prayers.

  4. fuzzysdad says:

    I will put this on my blog with a link to you. Rick

  5. Thank you guys for the support. I was asked about financial donations for him as well and posted what limited information I have on that in the article on my site. Parkland has a fund set up for donations in his name, but due to HIPPA laws they would not release that information to me without family consent. His sister is getting me the correct details, so when I get them I will update. In the mean time:

    If you are unable to give blood, donations can be made in his name to:

    Parkland Burn Unit

    c/o Parkland Health & Hospital System
    5201 Harry Hines Blvd.
    Dallas, TX 75235

    (214) 590-8000

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