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Friday, June 6, 2008

Can a positive thought save a life? Let’s find out together.

Eddie Boy, as he is lovingly called by his family, was badly injured in an accident that left him with a severe head injury. He is currently living on a respirator in what can be described as a comatose state. Certain Medical Doctors have said that he has no chance for meaningful recovery. More optimistic Doctors have basically advised the family to wait and see. Needless to say, his family and friends are not willing to accept either prognosis. We all want Eddie Boy to open his eyes so that the real struggle toward recovery can begin.

Personally, I have heard several stories about people that have suffered severe head trauma caused by everything from gunshot wounds to being hit in the head by a helicopter blade. With proper care and support, these individuals have pulled through these life threatening incidents. I have no doubt, with our help; this same outcome will be available for Eddie Boy.

He is a good man that wants nothing more that to fulfill his obligations to his loved ones and live a life striving to be a positive influence on those that he may come into contact with. He is a teacher for a school that provides job training to young adults so that they in turn will be able to fulfill their obligations to their loved ones. His students love him and are also pulling for a speedy and complete recovery.

How much is a moment worth? How about a moment a day until further notice? Your good thoughts are urgently needed. We are not asking you for money, to buy a raffle ticket, or even leave the comfort of your favorite chair sitting in front of the computer.

I do humbly ask you for this. When you sit in front of your computer to check email or visit your favorite blog, please take a moment to think a positive thought for Eddie Boy. Please look at the picture of Eddie Boy as he is now after his accident then look at the picture of him before his accident. See in your mind his improvement from his current condition to how he looked when he was uninjured and happy, and then encourage him to open his eyes. We are all made from the same stuff. You can make a difference.

Also, if you have encouraging words for him and his family, please post them here and I will make sure that he gets every one. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude at this point for those of you who are already saying to yourselves, “I want to help this man because I can.”

You have heard the saying, “Penny for your thoughts.” How about, “Save a life for a thought.” That is, a thought a day until our friend opens his eyes.

46 comments:

Bridget said...

Wow David this is such a beautiful and amazing undertaking!! I will definitely keep Eddie Boy in my thoughts and send him as much positive and healing energy as I can.

Carol said...

I am a firm believer in miracles and the power of prayer. I will be praying for Eddie Boy and his family during this difficult time.

Sogeshirtsguy said...

Eddie Boy my good thoughts go out to you and your family. I hope and pray that you wake up so that you can see your family again and teach again. Positive thoughts are headed your way.


Tim

ssgreylord said...

"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.” (Peace Pilgrim)

I will think a positive thought every time I sit down at this computer (which is often). This I give to you with a promise.

He will recover.

ramblinggypsy.com said...

Thanks for sharing Eddie Boy's story. I'll be keeping a positive thought and prayer for him. Regards, gypsy

David Tamayo said...

Thank you all for your love and support. Please tell a friend about Eddie Boy. =)

Becca said...

I hope everything goes well, and I will keep Eddie in my prayers

-Becca

Becca said...

I hope everything goes for the best, and I will keep Eddie in my prayers!

-Becca

Anonymous said...

Hi David,
This is Luz, Eddies girlfriend. Wowowow! The comments are amazing. So moving and kind. Thank you soooo much for the love, the prayers and the kindness in reaching out. Eddie is a gentle loving man who would do anything for friends, family and his fellow human being in need. His strength is amazing and his will is strong to survive. With all our prayers he will open his eyes. Thank you!

David Tamayo said...

We are all proud of the way that you have been taking care of Eddie. Selfless unconditional love is truly a magnificent gift and speaks volumes about the kind of man that Eddie is. =)

ssgreylord said...

Thank you Luz for your response.

You are not alone.

God be with you.

Love,

all of your friends on-line...

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I will think of Eddie everyday and say a prayer for him. I showed this to my husband and he will send positive thoughts too. Maybe I could put a send Eddie positive thoughts link on my blog or something. I don't know but I will put some very positive energy into this.
Btw-I know that things can change for the better with positive thought. This will be proof, i am sure. My thoughts are with his friend and family.

nikna88 said...

Sorry to hear about Eddie Boy but I really hope that one day he will open his eyes and see his family and friends again and know that they all love him so much.....Pray for him all the time.
Thanks for sharing the story,David.

Grey Yogi said...

Thank you for the heads up...I heard about the post from Heidi of"ssgreylord" fame. By coincidence or some other force, I just posted this in a little different form on my blog today.

I copied what I thought would provide comfort and peace to everyone involved, and put it here.

No link, and no credit, just peace and wisdom for all involved. Please feel free to use it as you wish...

"....Always remember I Love you;
like you have never been loved before and like you will never be loved ever again...

That was a promise I made to myself and to you long ago, and I will always live and love from
that place...


I have so much I want to say to you, and no words to say it...

I have so much I want to give to you, and no
way to do it now...

I can only send you all my thoughts, and invite you
into my mind...

I can only give you the gift of my
life, our life, and dedicate that to you through
every thing that I do...

If I am not able to be with you, to touch and to
hold, to talk to and walk with; I will be with you
in every way in everything that you do, forever...

You will know I am there; just listen to your heart...

May we be protected together........

If ever you are "lost", you can just look and you
will find me. If you are ever "lost", I will find
you and hold you and send you back on your way...

If you ever "fall", I will catch you. If ever you
fall, I will help you back onto your feet, kiss you,
dust you off, and send you back on your journey...

If ever you are "lonely", I will touch you and join
you along the way. If you are ever "lonely", I will
make love to you, then hold you, and remind you that
we are never apart, never separate, always together
in every way no matter where your journey takes you...

If you ever lose your "breath", I will breath life
back into you. If ever you are "breathless", I will
breath for you until you are strong again and ready
to travel on...

If ever you are "scared", I will comfort you and
bring you peace. If you ever are "scared", I will
protect you and hold you until you are ready to move
on...

If you are ever "sick", I will comfort you and stay
with you until you are well. If ever you are "sick",
I will help you heal, and send you on your way...

If ever you are in "need", I will be there for you
in whatever way you ask. If you are ever in "need",
just ask, and I will show you the gifts you require
to continue on your journey...

If ever you revisit the "past", I will push you
forward to the Present. If you ever dream of the
"future", I will pull you back to the Present; so
you will experience every second of the only thing
that is real on your journey...

No matter where you travel, no matter who you are
with, I promise to love and comfort you in all these
ways forever. No matter what happens, "WE", will always
be......"

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
Peace be with us...

David Tamayo said...

The warmth of the love you all are showing is creating such a feeling of joy in my heart. Everything all of you are doing and saying is being shared with Eddie. The energies being sustained right now are not only changing Eddie's life but of everyone involved.

Rene' Morris said...

Many, many prayers and positive thoughts! I fully believe he can pull through this!

Bader Jundi said...

well with all due respect to the moral and emotional values of the story, scientifically speaking people in a natural coma caused by head trauma might wake up to have a very normal life if the brain damage is less that 20% but more than that they will start suffering from many brain related symptoms such as ALS, but if damage is more than 60%then there is one noble thing the family can do, donate organs to give hope to those who still have got a chance and please note that am talking about brain damage and not coma duration,there is people with minor brain damage who went into coma for years and years then woke up better than ever.

Dave said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know someone who was in exactly the same condition and he managed to pull through and make a full recovery, It took time and a lot of hard work but it was worth it.

Regards, Dave.

Patricia said...

Hi David,
This is Patricia, Eddie's sister. What you have written, what you are pulling for, the replies from everyone...I cannot find the words...thank you. This has been a horrible, horrible, heartbreaking time for all of us who love Eddie Boy. The strength and kindness of others has helped us through our weak moments...and will help Eddie Boy.
God Bless,
Pat

David Tamayo said...

Patricia thank you for your kind words as well. Positivity breeds positivity. We will all start picking up the broken pieces and start putting them back together again. When Eddie Boy opens his eyes, he will need everybody more than ever. Anything can be accomplished by an army of like-minded people. =)

Azure Islands Designs said...

Such a tragedy...heartfelt thoughts of best wishes go out to Eddie Boy and those near and dear to him...they will be in my thoughts daily!

I firmly believe "positivity begets positivity"!!!

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I just wanted to pop in and send my best to Eddie Boy and his family and let them all know that there are many sending love and positive thoughts.

.45 said...

One thing I know about the brain is that it has an amazing capacity to recover, not in a traditional sense of regenerative healing, but in its ability to shift the neural workload to areas that may have been used for lesser function, if at all. It takes a lot of will and determination to retrain the brain in this way, but the results speak for themselves. It's truly a miracle that I hope Eddie and his loved ones are able to experience.

My heart is definitely with them.

Stefanie said...

My thoughts are with him and his recovery. The human body can be put through hell and back and survive, and with the amount of support he has can help him remain strong. To the family: keep talking to him the way you would if he were awake; he'll hear you.

Bob said...

THAT'S A GREAT & FULL OF MOTIVATION POST,,,, THANKS dAVID..

Jaime Parmis said...

Hi kabayan David,

I pray that David will be healed and recovered soon with the healing power that comes from Jesus Christ.

May his family be comforted during this times of trials.

May his family know that everything's happened for a reason and that God is in control.

God bless Eddie Boy.

James Parmis
http://www.JamesParmis.com

David Tamayo said...

To: Stefanie,
Thank you for your encouraging words. You are right. He can hear everybody's words so your advise is welcome and being done =)

To: bob,
Thanks for the compliment. Our goal is to motivate Eddie Boy to open his eyes. Because of your help, this eventuality is closer to realization. =)

To: James,
Very insightful words James. The family is so thankful to receive positive thoughts whether they be in the form of a prayer, a meditation, or even a smile. These are all methods given to us by God to be grateful for and allow us to share his love. =)

The_Sphinx's World said...

I am praying for Eddie Boy's recovery.

To Luz, have faith that he will wake up and that when he opens his eyes, the first person he will see is you. Never waver from your faith, he needs it.

Just remember that God hears our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sphinx & all you sweet wonderful people,
This is Luz (Eddie's girlfriend) Thank you for your words... I must admit that I have gotten a bit teary eyed by the beauty of your words. I am FEELING and SEEING and KNOWING that Eddie will open his eyes. The Doctor has said that he is doing things that someone in his state shouldn't be doing! THANK YOU EVERYONE... THANK YOU FOR THE LOVE AND LIGHT AND PRAYERS! I know for a fact that Eddie himself would be so touched by the love and kindness you are all showing to him, someone you do not know... THANK YOU and thank for spreading the word...
Love,
Luz

max said...

I am sure that our thoughts influences our life and other's as well. My best thoughts and mantras for Eddie Boy and you too!

Anonymous said...

God bless Eddie Boy. He will be in my prayers.

Words For Hire said...

I don't know Eddie Boy but I don't have to in order to say a prayer and offer words of support and kindness to his family. We are all connected. We are all family. My thoughts and prayers are with Eddie as he makes fa full recovery. God bless the family with strength and the support they need to help Eddie through this challenging time.

Karen

RjTrinidad said...

Hi.. im Rj i dont know what to say.... of cors God has a purpose in this kind of situation.... but you see we have to accept this kind of problems that are coming in to our lives, i dont want to give false hopes.. HE is GOD he sure knows what He is doing, we just have to seek him and ask Him why He is doing this things in our lives... the bible says seek and you will find... seek God

Pink Lemonade Boutique Bags said...

Sending thoughts and prayers for a full and speedy recovery. I am praying for a miracle for you!

Caroline

Anthony said...

I'd like to say something wit, but my miind is blank right now. Hope you can get well, and I now that if all the people who loves you pray faithfully enough, you will.

God bless you

Nicole said...

My positive thoughts are with you. Miracles do happen everyday.
Keep spreading the word.

Tonie said...

I will share the story of Eddie boy with everyone I know. I pray that our prayers will bring him back to play with the young child in the pool once again. May all our prayers be heard. GOD BLESS YOU EDDIE BOY AND YOUR LOVED ONES!

Deborah Katy said...

Hello there,
I found your blog and had to put the button of Eddie Boy in mine. I felt so touched by his story. Sure I will pray for him. Now I ask you to visit my blog and if you can put a link on yours as an Eddie Friend. I want people to know I am with him :-)

Ellumbra said...

I am touched by this effort - let us put all this facility to the best use.
Hopes, prayers and wishes for EddieBoy and all those close to him.

Michelle said...

Prayers and positive thoughts going out to Eddie Boy and his family!

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Eddie Boy.

~ Reenie ~

OLLIE MCKAY ~ A Chic Boutique For Girls Who Shop and Girls Who Golf ~ And lots of Yada in between~ Enjoy! said...

Wow ~ quite a moving story! I am sending STRENGTH, COURAGE AND HOPE (always hope for without hope we have nothing!!)and the ability to keep believing, no matter what! I am a cancer survivor, just now 3 yrs. out, and these 3 words, STRENGTH, COURAGE AND HOPE, have been my daily karma! Come on, Eddie Boy, you can do it ~ feel all the prayers and karna coming your way ~ to you and your family and friends!!

Swapna said...

hi, Eddie is in my prayers too... wish him and his loved ones good luck

dharlz said...

Added pic on sidebar, blogged aout it too...

will pray for eddie

http://eleanormordenoaguilar.blogspot.com/2008/10/help-for-eddie-boy.html

Lorraine said...

Thanks for doing this. Eddie was in my high school class, and he's definitely a good guy. I've added the button to my blog.

Anonymous said...

When he pulls through, I hope that he will continue to live a happy life. God will give him the strength to pull through, and we are all supporting him.

Fighting~