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Strangers reunite dying teen with family - May 23rd 2009, 01:09 AM

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Eighteen-year-old Juan Gonzalez was dying alone in a hospital, thousand of miles from his Guatemalan home. He was separated from the family he had traveled to the United States to help support.
Juan Gonzalez was earning $250 a week as a dishwasher when his heart trouble began.




Diagnosed with a chronically weak heart, without much money and lacking resources, Gonzalez seemed bound to die without ever seeing his parents again.

That changed after CNN aired a story about his plight





Thanks to the help of a compassionate hospital staff, a U.S. congressman and a concerned community, Gonzalez has been reunited with his parents for what may be the last time.
Source: http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/05/22/dying.son/index.html

There isn't really a debate behind this story, but I thought this was a very touching one to share with all of you.


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Re: Strangers reunite dying teen with family - May 23rd 2009, 01:14 AM

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Re: Strangers reunite dying teen with family - May 23rd 2009, 01:42 AM

aww...i'm happy he got to see his parents again


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Re: Strangers reunite dying teen with family - May 23rd 2009, 03:33 AM

What a nice ending. There should be more people like that congressman and people who helped him.


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Re: Strangers reunite dying teen with family - May 23rd 2009, 04:53 AM

Wow.... a happy ending in media? This truly is a miracle. I'm happy for this kid and his family. It sucks that he could be near death, but at least he gets his last wish.


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Re: Strangers reunite dying teen with family - May 23rd 2009, 05:06 AM

I'm glad he got to see his family again. Happy, but still sad ending.




   
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Re: Strangers reunite dying teen with family - May 24th 2009, 02:20 PM

I'm really glad that he gets to see his family. :-)


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Re: Strangers reunite dying teen with family - May 24th 2009, 08:33 PM

Thanks for sharing the story with us, that is a really sweet/sad/happy story. It may really suck he is dying, especially when he is working to better his family, but at least he is getting to see them again.


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Re: Strangers reunite dying teen with family - May 24th 2009, 09:20 PM

It is stories like these that restore your faith in the human race.
Thank God there's still people like that congressman out there.


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Re: Strangers reunite dying teen with family - May 24th 2009, 09:27 PM

great video, has a good touching message of people can all be heros if that is what you seek.


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