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“The Gift of Life”

Posted at Judging Truth, but reposted here at the request of Concerned Citizen:

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.

December 3, 2008 - Posted by | non-political

6 Comments »

  1. Thank you very, much sir.

    Comment by Concerned Citizen | December 3, 2008

  2. CC –
    Is there any kind of fund set up where we who are not in Texas can send monetary donations in lieu of blood?

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | December 3, 2008

  3. You can make donations in his name to:

    Parkland Burn Unit

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

    (214) 590-8000

    You may want to contact them to make sure exactly where to send donations.

    Thank you for asking this Kanaka. I will update the post on my site.

    Comment by Concerned Citizen | December 3, 2008

  4. CC- I spoke with the folks at Parkland Burn Unit. They said they have received several calls about Tyler Seedig. The gentleman I spoke with advised me that the family has requested that no donations be sent for Tyler’s care specifically, but rather that general donations be made to the hospital. Does this sound right to you?

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | December 4, 2008

  5. Yes, ma’am. The donations can be made to the Parkland Burn Unit in Tyler’s name, but they are not taking donations directly for his care. Parkland has a fund set up in his name but I still have not gotten that information back from his sister yet. I am sure she has many more things on her mind than remembering to get back to me. 🙂

    Comment by Concerned Citizen | December 4, 2008

  6. I have known Tyler and his brother Tanner since they were very small. They are both wonderful boys with caring parents who would do anything for anyone. Please help this family with prayers as well as the blood donations. The Seedigs are wonderful, God-fearing people who dont deserve this kind of tragedy in their lives. Pray for Tyler especially, as he will most certainly need support in the death of his little brother. God bless and keep you Tanner. We will meet again in Heaven. I will always love you and Tyler as will Tim, Steph and Layne.

    Comment by Family Friend | December 7, 2008


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