Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Blogs keep you connected to other's hearts

I have been following a blog called Heartbeat Diaries for over a year. It was written by a 37-year-old Canadian named Euan B. Sharp who posted about his lifelong journey toward getting a heart transplant.

I left him a comment message yesterday. This morning, a friend of his left a message in my blog comments that he died last night in the process of getting a new heart. I feel so bad that all his struggles ended this way.

If you have a few minutes, you might stop by his blog and read his last post dated March 16, 2010.

What a wonderful writer we have lost!


MimiRock said...

This is so incredibly sad. In real life, happy endings are not guaranteed. When they happen, we call them "miracles." What do we call them when we don't have them? Tragedies, I guess, is the best word.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

That piece was beautifully, and painfully written. Amazing insightful feelings he shared.
Thanks for the tip and sharing that link. It was well worth reading, and thinking about. Always like to read what you have to say as well dear Ms. Sparrow.

Sparrow chic said...

In reading his blog, I see you found a kindred spirit in his love of Sci Fi and movies. He sounds like an amazing human being that will be missed. Thank You for sharing his blog address. I'm glad I got the chance to get to know him.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Too damned sad, Ms. Sparrow. Too damned sad. He fought the good fight, though.

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Thanks for sharing the link to this young man's blog. I've been hearing about too many people dying young in the past couple of days. It always reminds me that we really have no guarantees. And Euan gave us a lot to think about.

Teresa Evangeline said...

I'm so sorry... Though we've never met, my blogger friends have come to mean so much...can't imagine life without them now... Thank you for sharing this with us.

Lia said...

That is so very very sad.
If only there was away of being able to help people who need transplants quicker, except of course it does mean the loss of another life in order to save theirs. It so terrible.

I hope you are ok and that the shock was no too bad for you. It is sda to lose a friend even if they were only a blog buddie, doesn't mean that they were any the less special or important to you.

Much love

Kathy said...

That is terribly sad and so very young. My heart goes out to his family and friends and to you for your loss.

Lyn said...

May God take him into his hands and give him a peaceful ending to his life. My prayers and thoughts are sent to his family and friends during this time.

Ciao mama said...

A friend of mine had mentioned him on facebook and I happened across his blog, I saw you were a great supporter of his and after I read his final post I couldn't believe he had passed away that very same day. I had wondered if someone got word to you that he had passed on. He was so strong and stayed so positive, the world lost a truly beautiful human being from what I had read.
Reading his blog changed my life, my perspective on the big and little things have been altered forever!