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The gift of life from Ryan

Updated on October 23, 2018

Second chance

Hi I want to say that my sons life has served Gods purpose. This is my son Ryan Izaic Arellano's heart recipient Devin and family. It's been over 5 years since our loss of our 3 year old son. Just telling the world that my son has done God's work. I'm proud to say that he still lives on. He lives on through the gift of life. Special people like Devin have helped my family in our time of sadness.. This child would have died. He was born with heart problems. His family and community did everything they could to raise the transplant expenses . Now this is sad to not know if your child will die during surgery. Many attempts to correct his heart issue with no success it was a new heart he needed as soon as possible. What are the chances that someone stays alive from a tragic accident the chances are slim. I always thought that if I died they can take my dead body parts to help someone who is in the need. Well I come to learn that the body must still be alive for organ recovery to be successful. My son was pronounced brain dead from a BB. gun cross man pump gun wound to his upper right forehead. We as parent are here to protect our babies! So we considered all options. I asked for information about the organ transplant programs. I didn't want my son to just die like this. What could we do let his remains perish or maybe save another's life with his. Well here you see this beautiful cheerful child. A living miracle 2 weeks after transplant this boy was up walking running around. He was fed through tubes always bed ridden. His little baby chest cut open several times. I just feel the pain and the the hard work they endured as a family. Now this is true family love bonding together forever. They have many things in common with ours that is true love united as one. Become a organ donor to "give the gift of life" is so beautiful . I'm a mother that was serving God's mission in making the right choice. You also can too! May you be in peace son...

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Life for another child

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Devin and family happy!
to help someones child is a great thing God will be pleased love one another help each other always!
to help someones child is a great thing God will be pleased love one another help each other always!

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    • Gyanendra Mocktan profile image

      gyanendra mocktan 

      3 months ago

      I am sad to know that your son has gone to serve God's purpose. I can imagine the pain you had been through. And the efforts you put on to save him and spend time together.

      May God give you strength to ever present in the presence of God. Amen. Om. Ameen.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I'm very sorry for the loss of your son. It was so kind of you to help Devin, especially when you were experiencing such sadness. I'm sure he will never forget the way in which Ryan helped him.

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      Caleb DRC 

      5 years ago

      Hi Generalbrat,

      I think hubs as this will will benefit many people; therefore, to get ALL your hubs on your profile page, this is what you do:

      1. Go to your profile, and click "edit profile." 2. Scroll all the way down to "Show only featured hubs on my profile," and click "NO". 3. Go down to "Save changes", and click that. After you do that all your hubs will be on your profile.

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      6 years ago from california,usa

      TO PurvisBobbi44 , I want to tell you that your kind words made me cry but it also keeps reminding me that it was the best decision I have made in my sons life he was the kind of toddler that always wanted to help mom with his baby brother Andy or just be kind to give his last bit of sandwich up because he knew you still wanted more. I'm 100% Ryan is happy living in God's beautiful kingdom. I have also signed up to become an organ donor as well. If that is my destiny in life I will keep helping after death . Ryan has left a huge impact in life for many family members, friends and new people just reading about our little hero.To always remember every passing birthday year is very hard and sad for us. Just looking at his recipients life makes us feel better. I always think of what if I didn't ever ask the nurse to please call the California Organ Transplant people to come to the hospital so that we could get more information on this. I guess my main reason was I love my son to much I thought of everything possible way to help him but I couldn't I felt I was worthless as a parent we are there protectors even after they grow up, he's forever my baby! I had already been through to many close family members funerals. I knew time was going faster by the second. The only thing we could do so that he may live on through helping someone else's life. If I had gone on that other road This beautiful child would today be dead too with his loved ones grieving til this day. I'm happy to know that I got to know his receiver and family. They are God's people!

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      6 years ago from Florida


      This has touched my very soul in reading this---I know you have an Angel heart to care for others when you were in such pain is beyond a normal human's thinking.

      I wish you all the blessings a person can recieve for making a decision to reach out to another family to help a little boy to live a normal life with the help of your child's heart. It was a Heavenly Gift and I pray that you and your will always walk in the sunshine of happiness and love.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      6 years ago from california,usa

      Thank you Ed for all your prayers!

      Best wishes for you and your family.....

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      6 years ago

      Generalbrat !

      My beautiful bratty friend ! Thank you for sharing Ryans beautiful journey through this universe of wonders ! It goes to show us all that a beautiful childs life never ends ! It lives on as does Ryan ! For you and for Ryan and for Devin ,our prayers!.....Ed

    • generalbrat profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from california,usa

      Thank you Im happy to know many people still have love some where in their troubled hearts. We all have our own storys to tell right! :)

    • generalbrat profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from california,usa

      Thank you very much for reading my hubs. I happy to know you enjoyed it.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful story..Thank you for sharing..


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