Stories of Inspiration: Offering Endless Love & Care

Martin Jr. was an incredible human being.  At only 11 years old he was diagnosed with a Thalamic Anaplastic Glioma, and had to undergo brain surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.  After the brain surgery Martin had to learn how to do all the basics, walking, talking, getting dressed, eating.  But even in the middle of these challenges Martin was always optimistic, grateful and never complained. He would say thanks just because we gave him a bath or made him a meal.

Martin also loved to make friends and he made many at school, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and Church.  Even the days he did not have the strength, he still wanted to go and spend time with his friends or wanted people to come over to see him.  He loved everybody so much and was so happy most of the time despite his health, and he truly cared how you were doing when he talked to you and always had a compliment to give. 

Even in his last days just a week before he passed, Martin Jr asked to see all his friends and had one word of encouragement for everyone.  He even cared at that time that people’s needs were met.  He used to say “Mommy, did you offer them something to drink?” 

He never thought about his needs or that he was lying in a bed with very little strength, Martin was truly a caring young man who loved people and especially loved God.

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