My heat is broken to hear this news. I've been gone all weekend and this is not what I wanted to come back and read. Elliott has had such a special place in our hearts here on @ddicts.....watching this young man's valient fight has been a inspiration to me. Cindy and Dan, I can't even begin to imagine the pain you both are in but please know that Elliott will live in all our hearts forever and you both are in my thoughts and prayers. There is now doubt in my mind that Hucc and Rhonda were there to welcome him home with open arms, free of pain and disease at last. May they all rest in peace.
Elliott was such a special young man, and I would like to add my condolences as well. My Father said that no parent should have to bury a child, and I remember seeing the look on his face when we laid my brother to rest. I can only imagine the pain that Cindy and Dan are going through. May God bless them and watch over them.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Elliott, and only was explained the "who" Elliott was. I saw the post heading and my heart sank into the pit of my stomache. While i never met, or knew Elliott personally, i read the posts of his tremendous courage and fight. I believed Elliott to be a wonderful individual. For a person to have to endure the things that young man was made to endure was an enormous undertaking not for the faint of heart.
Elliott was an inspiration to anyone who knew of him. Most people complain and shirk their duties in their lives... Elliott faced his obstacles and hardships head on. A young man determined not to let the very things he had to endure, be obstacles to deter his will to achieve things he wanted to do. Sure, it was difficult for Elliott... But he didn't give up. Even in the final moments he didn't give in... he fought to the last. Until the ravages of his conditions became the one obstacle he couldn't fight any longer.. His body spent, his will stripped from him.. he lost his fight.
I speak for myself when i say although i didn't get the oppourtunity to know Elliott, i want to thank him for showing me that despite the hardships one endures, you always have a choice... you can choose to lay down and give up.......OR, you can choose to be a fighter like Elliott. I would like to think i will choose to fight like Elliott, but i don't know for certain i could. To fight the good fight as Elliott had for so long takes incredible determination and will.
Elliott my friend, I hope they treat you like a King on the other side. As you will definitely be missed. I will miss the oppourtunity of having the pleasure of meeting you my young friend, But I will remember you as the fighter and courageous young man you were.
To Cindy and Dan, I thank you for sharing the posts about Elliott, they were always inspirational even near his final days. The two of you raised a wonderful young man. It is evident that you instilled the drive he posessed to achieve against all odds. While i know nothing i can say will ease your sorrow, I will only say thank you. May your loss be tempered with memories of the time you had. May your grief be met with compassion, May family and friends console you in this your darkest hours. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to you both. May the Lord keep you in his grace....
Like bostongal, I never met Elliot, Dan or Cindy, yet I too am sitting here sobbing.
I cannot find the right words to express how deeply sorry I am for the loss of one of God's most precious children. My prayers continue for the family to somehow find strength in knowing that Elliott is soaring with the angels now and is at peace.
I too was out of town for the weekend and the first place I came when I logged on my computer this afternoon was here for an update on Elliot. This is not the news I wanted to hear. I cannot even begin to imagine what Dan and Cindy must be feeling, except possibly a form of relief that their couragous son is now pain free. He left us knowing how deeply loved he is, and how much strength he gave to all who "knew" him. R I P Elliot.