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My Granddaughter's Card to Noah Biorkman

Updated on November 23, 2009

A Card For Noah

The first time I saw a hub about Noah, I skimmed it and figured it was a scam of some sort. But the next time I saw the story there was a link to Snopes and I realized that it was horribly true.

Noah Biorkman is a five year old little boy dying of cancer in Michigan. He has a wish and it is not to meet Miley Cyrus, play for the Michigan Wolverines or ride his own pony. He just wants one more Christmas and lots of Christmas cards. Apparently no one, except God, can grant him the "one more Christmas" wish but we can sure send him a card.

Go to the forums if you want some more information on Noah. The one titled "A dying child's last wishes" is full of info including the address, links to snopes, etc.

Just picked up Maddie, my seven year old granddaughter, at school and told her about Noah. She immediately agreed to make him a Christmas card and wanted to put a dollar in it! I told her he just wanted the card but she said "If he gets well he can go and get him something."

I couldn't bring myself to tell her that he was not going to get well.

We walked it out to the mailbox and a helicopter flew over from the local hospital. She thought it might be Noah and I told her that Michigan was a long way from South Carolina. Then I showed her Noah's picture on my computer and where Michigan is on the map. She still thought he might get well and get to spend her dollar. Such is the faith of children!

Bad day at work? Be thankful! Car payment past due? Be thankful! Can't find a job right now? Be thankful! In other words there are a lot of problems in this world and hardly any of them can compare to the problems this little boy and his family are facing. Be thankful!

I am.

And Noah, your card's in the mail.

Merry Christmas-we love you!

Noah Lost His Battle, November 23,2009

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks, Ghost. You sure do get around. I guess I could delete this one but I like the memories.

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      Ghost32 

      6 years ago

      I remember the Noah story from the news--did not send him a card myself but was tickled to read about your granddaughter (and her faith).

      The bit about the helicopter is intriguing, too. My wife (and her adult son, for that matter) have a real thing about aircraft in general but about the Life Flight chopper in particular. Every time I drive her to a medical appointment, she makes sure to remind me to turn off the main drag soon enough to take us past the hospital.

      If the chopper is not on the roof helipad, she'll be all excited, peering all around the sky, hoping to see it coming back in with a rescue. If it's there, she's just as thrilled to see it.

      I don't believe she ever asked me if Noah might be in it, though. After all, she did just turn 60.

      Voted Up & More--age of Hub not a factor.

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      I am fine, prettydarkhorse. This is an older hub, but glad you liked it.

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      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      you made me cry Resspenser, good hub, thanks for your comments in my 100th hub, how are you?

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Luciendasky,

      You, crazdwriter, cossette and Hope did the real work on this. I just jumped in with my personal angle.

      It was an honor to be able to do anything, however small.

      Thank YOU GUYS!

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      Luciendasky 

      8 years ago from Florence, OR

      Resspenser, this hub still means a lot to me... I love the videos so much and have returned to watch them several times. I am so sad about little Noah, but am grateful for all you have done to help.

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      poetlorraine 

      8 years ago

      aw he has already died how sad, poor parents...... aw how sad

    • resspenser profile imageAUTHOR

      Ronnie Sowell 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Just heard from Luciendasky that Noah passed away this morning about 8.

      Godspeed, Noah. We will remember you!

    • resspenser profile imageAUTHOR

      Ronnie Sowell 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Working two jobs can't be easy! Glad you liked it.

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      kwalters 

      8 years ago

      nice hub...finally I catching up on some reading

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks, Army Infantry Mom.

      Maddie asked about Noah again today. I don't really know what to tell her other that he is doing ok, which I am sure is not true.

      Miracles do happen sometimes, maybe this is one of those times!

      And maybe people who care ARE the miracle.

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      Army Infantry Mom 

      8 years ago

      You are so right about being thankfull for the blessings we have, What a beautiful, beautiful hub. It's just amazing how this one little guy has brought thousands of people together. Oh,..But I so do hope for a Miracle.

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks, Cosette. Glad you liked it

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      cosette 

      8 years ago

      that is so sweet. my heart is full of smiles...

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks, NCWriterDK! If you liked my hub you really ought to go in search of the others here and on the forums. There are some REALLY awesome hubs for Noah by some very talented people!

      I wish you peace.

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      NCWriterDK 

      8 years ago

      Whew, there are no other words that can express as well as you did. Noah and his family have our unceasing prayers. My card is on the way! Your Granddaughter is wise beyond her years. If Noah makes it the family will be grateful for the help. If Noah finds his wings, the family will be gratefull for the help. Our son is in heaven after an extended illness; there is peace is knowing he is no longer in pain. Life goes on down here and the medical bills will roll in no matter what the outcome the Lord has planned. God Bless Noah and his family.

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Yours was much better but thanks. I was just looking for an another angle. Seems I found one. Thanks again for the feedback!

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      Luciendasky 

      8 years ago from Florence, OR

      Thank you so much for this... it is VERY touching :)

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Humbled to be able to add something.

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      Pacal Votan 

      8 years ago

      Thank you.

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks, Uninvited Writer. I appreciate your comments but did not mean to make anyone cry.

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      Susan Keeping 

      8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Beautiful, that brought tears to my eyes.

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks, guys!

      Did not have a lot of time but anything is better than nothing, I think.

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      Lissa Lynn 

      8 years ago from upstate NY

      Wow, what a wonderful little girl your granddaughter is. And what a wonderful hub, I will definitely be sending Noah a Christmas card. Thank you for sharing.

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      Crazdwriter 

      8 years ago

      Wow you did such a great job! this is beautiful! I am definitely linking it to my hub proudly!

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