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2012-05-04 12:00:20 AM
These stories are not choking me up lately. Can we get one about a dog that walked 500 miles to find his owner or something?
 
2012-05-04 12:01:41 AM

Somaticasual: sno man: Somaticasual: sno man: fan of the core

Not that big of one, apparently.

The Kid.
not me.
corps.
corpse.
your point sucks what?

What are you, 12?


Oddly that was going to be my next question for you.
 
2012-05-04 12:02:37 AM
I tried to join the Marines when I was 25 and was rejected. I figured if I was going to go in the Forces I might as well go all the way. Nothing against the Army, but they were going to accept me. Of course this was right in the middle of the Iraq and Afghanistan war. If I couldn't have the Marines then I didn't want anything. God bless you, kid.
 
2012-05-04 12:03:29 AM
I was there to help guide one of the little kids with cancer around Quantico in 1999. It was for Make-A-Wish, and he got some cammies and dress blues cut to his size. We took him to the range, gave him a ride in a CH-46, let him yell at some Privates. He had a blast. He died a few months later, but he said being out with us was the most fun he'd ever had.

/mot even going to lie about dust and onions
//I still tear up over it.
 
2012-05-04 12:03:51 AM

sno man: Somaticasual: sno man: Somaticasual: sno man: fan of the core

Not that big of one, apparently.

The Kid.
not me.
corps.
corpse.
your point sucks what?

What are you, 12?

Oddly that was going to be my next question for you.


*checks profile*
TX
nevermind...
 
2012-05-04 12:04:37 AM

acanuck: What a waste of tax money - shouldn't they be in Afghanistan with their buddies vs a candyass assignment warding off ghosts?


That marine is so going to get to bang the kid's mom.

But seriously, making a kid feel secure is more noble than killing brown people over oil. This is a great use of a marine's time.
 
2012-05-04 12:05:27 AM
"The night before Cody passed, he stood guard at Cody's door at the hospital all night long for eight hours straight,"

farking Claritin isn't working again.
 
2012-05-04 12:05:31 AM
I have a cold. That's why I haven't cleaned in days.

That's where all this dust is coming from.

/my story
//I'm sticking to it
 
2012-05-04 12:06:13 AM
Died. The boy died, smitty. Passing is for salt and gas. People die.

Semper fi, little dude.
 
2012-05-04 12:11:31 AM

TheEdibleSnuggie: People die all the time.


This instance is no different.


Stfu, gtfo.
 
2012-05-04 12:12:56 AM

One Bad Apple: acanuck: What a waste of tax money - shouldn't they be in Afghanistan with their buddies vs a candyass assignment warding off ghosts?

[cdn.wg.uproxx.com image 300x225]



Ghosts are a good warm up when you're practicing to fight lava monsters.

Lava monsters that hate our freedoms.


And so, at each death, the soul descends further into the inner earth attaining ever greater levels of purification, reaching enlightenment at the core. Assuming, of course, that your soul is able to avoid the lava men.

/Godspeed, tough little guy.
//Damn dust.
 
2012-05-04 12:17:01 AM

One Bad Apple: Ghosts are a good warm up when you're practicing to fight lava monsters.

Lava monsters that hate our freedoms.


I do so like asking them about lava monster training.

Sort of like singing the Marine's Hymn to the tune of "Darling Clementine"
 
2012-05-04 12:18:47 AM

Directorscut: Sounds like the little boy knew what the real meaning of life is.


Life sucks and then you die?
 
2012-05-04 12:21:53 AM
Cody had leukemia since he was 22 months old, but beat the disease three times

www.agileproductdesign.com
 
2012-05-04 12:25:55 AM
The kid fought harder than anyone I or anyone I have know, semper fi.
 
2012-05-04 12:27:26 AM
I do believe that's one of the saddest things I've read in a LONG time. Farking hell, he beat leukemia THREE times and it was a farking mushroom that attacked his brain and killed him?

That's just... overwhelmingly sad. Semper Fi, little man.
 
2012-05-04 12:27:44 AM
After reading all these comments up to this point, I've read each of the trolls at least 5 or 6 times over. Seriously, we all read the trollers and all hate them but those who feel the need to quote them and then berate them are only assisting them again and again. Is there not anything more satisfying in a sad article comment section than reading the jackass comment then never having to read it again?

Oooooohhhh yeah baby, I looove that.
 
2012-05-04 12:28:37 AM
Last Verse of the Marine Corps Hymn

"Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines."
 
2012-05-04 12:29:36 AM

gojirast: Cody had leukemia since he was 22 months old, but beat the disease three times


Oh you.
 
2012-05-04 12:32:05 AM
Magic Johnson been alive for over 18 years with HIV what do he get?
 
OKO
2012-05-04 12:32:37 AM
As long as I have been here, it still astonishes me that so many people come into threads like this simply to troll or prove their, inevitably, manhood by posting imbecile snark.

Keyboard warriors for the win.

/I know, I know, welcometofark.jpg
 
2012-05-04 12:34:03 AM
Things like this make me "not a fan," of god/universe. Shakes clenched fist at everything.
 
2012-05-04 12:36:15 AM

Mountain Doo: I tried to join the Marines when I was 25 and was rejected. I figured if I was going to go in the Forces I might as well go all the way. Nothing against the Army, but they were going to accept me. Of course this was right in the middle of the Iraq and Afghanistan war. If I couldn't have the Marines then I didn't want anything. God bless you, kid.


You sound fat.
 
2012-05-04 12:36:42 AM
"Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference.
The Marines don't have that problem."

- Ronald Reagan
www.estatevaults.com
 
2012-05-04 12:37:07 AM
Damn. How very sad. I can't imagine the pain his parents must be in.

As an aside, this is exactly why I don't believe in a loving God. Reminds me of Father Maxi at Butters' funeral:

"Lord, as we commit this child's body to the earth, may we ask it be the last child you strike down so mercilessly. We know this request to be futile, Lord, but just thought we would ask."

/I respectfully return my ticket.
 
2012-05-04 12:39:35 AM
Damn, it is Pixar's Toy Story 3 level dusty in here. I'm pretty sure actually seeing a picture of the guy standing guard outside the room would cause me to weep openly.

God bless every Marine who helped make this boy's last days totally awesome.
 
2012-05-04 12:42:47 AM

drg8r: "Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference.
The Marines don't have that problem."

- Ronald Reagan
[www.estatevaults.com image 500x317]


And at this point, I'm not even blaming the dust.
 
2012-05-04 12:43:10 AM

OKO: As long as I have been here, it still astonishes me that so many people come into threads like this simply to troll or prove their, inevitably, manhood by posting imbecile snark.

Keyboard warriors for the win.

/I know, I know, welcometofark.jpg


Yeah, but it also pushes people to make a show of humanity, snark aside.
 
2012-05-04 12:45:22 AM
Poor child, not getting to grow up to live his dream of being a professional murderer. I'm saddened.
 
2012-05-04 12:46:10 AM

drg8r: "Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference.
The Marines don't have that problem."

- Ronald Reagan
[www.estatevaults.com image 500x317]


Dammit, I sobbed the first I read it. You're making me feel like such a girl.
 
2012-05-04 12:47:14 AM

Ed Grubermann: Yes, chemo really screws you up. It's poison. Poison that's just a wee bit deadlier to your cancer than it is to you.


It's equally deadly to everything, and even if it gets the cancer without killing you, your immune system is badly crippled, and you have a high chance of getting cancer again from it. 5 year survival rates for chemo patients are terrible.

It's literally the dumbest 'treatment' anyone could ever come up with.
 
2012-05-04 12:48:06 AM
erewhon 2012-05-04 12:17:01 AM

One Bad Apple: Ghosts are a good warm up when you're practicing to fight lava monsters.

Lava monsters that hate our freedoms.


I do so like asking them about lava monster training.

Sort of like singing the Marine's Hymn to the tune of "Darling Clementine"


The fine young gentleman is gonna come all the way back from hanging out with Chesty Puller and Smedley Butler in Valhalla just to give you a boot in the ass for that one.

/yeah, I understand it drives them completely bughouse...
 
2012-05-04 12:48:23 AM

Antagonism: Poor child, not getting to grow up to live his dream of being a professional murderer. I'm saddened.


I've never really meant it, but truly, I hope that you die in a fire.

/Aaaand ignore.
 
OKO
2012-05-04 12:48:42 AM

Salt Lick Steady: Yeah, but it also pushes people to make a show of humanity, snark aside.


I know, however, those that think they're clever by posting garbage in here should be removed from the gene pool, sooner rather than later. Their rampant idiocy is reason enough.
 
2012-05-04 12:51:39 AM

J. Frank Parnell: Ed Grubermann: Yes, chemo really screws you up. It's poison. Poison that's just a wee bit deadlier to your cancer than it is to you.

It's equally deadly to everything, and even if it gets the cancer without killing you, your immune system is badly crippled, and you have a high chance of getting cancer again from it. 5 year survival rates for chemo patients are terrible.

It's literally the dumbest 'treatment' anyone could ever come up with.


Friend's mom had breast cancer, and due to the chemo she's cancer free in the breast area. But then she got lung cancer due to the chemo.
 
2012-05-04 12:55:20 AM

Eugoogoolizer: After reading all these comments up to this point, I've read each of the trolls at least 5 or 6 times over. Seriously, we all read the trollers and all hate them but those who feel the need to quote them and then berate them are only assisting them again and again. Is there not anything more satisfying in a sad article comment section than reading the jackass comment then never having to read it again?

Oooooohhhh yeah baby, I looove that.


i fight the urge to respond to them every time i see them.
This time was no different. i did, however, think of something that kind of made me pause. The boy had more balls and dignity than the folks denigrating his death.
i take great comfort in that.
 
2012-05-04 12:57:21 AM
The trolls in here have water for blood.
 
2012-05-04 12:58:43 AM

Antagonism: professional murderer


Im pro peace
anti war

And I still think you suck as a human being.

// Professional murderers don't do this sort of selfless act.
/ Professional morons turn it into attention whoring trolling though. (oops Morans)
 
2012-05-04 12:59:46 AM

Ed Grubermann: vodka: Sounds like the cure is worse than the disease considering that's what killed him. Way to go modern technology.

Well, another idiot in the thread. Yes, chemo really screws you up. It's poison. Poison that's just a wee bit deadlier to your cancer than it is to you. But it's one of the few tools we have to fight cancer with, what with cancer being corrupted human tissue and all. Way to go, piss-ignorant asshat.


www.threadbombing.com
 
2012-05-04 01:01:55 AM
From a swabbie retiree to the marine sentry, Semper Fi son, you earned it.
 
2012-05-04 01:04:06 AM
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines.

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.

Sad you had to go. Glad you'll be guarding Heaven for us.

Semper Fi
 
2012-05-04 01:05:11 AM
I want to give an anonymous gift to his parents. I have a bowl that I've already bisque fired, and I have these new glazes that can be painted on prior to final firing. Should I do an abstract scarlet and gold, or do you have suggestions as to a pattern that I should do?

/any suggestions would be appreciated
 
2012-05-04 01:09:53 AM

J. Frank Parnell: Ed Grubermann: Yes, chemo really screws you up. It's poison. Poison that's just a wee bit deadlier to your cancer than it is to you.

It's equally deadly to everything, and even if it gets the cancer without killing you, your immune system is badly crippled, and you have a high chance of getting cancer again from it. 5 year survival rates for chemo patients are terrible.

It's literally the dumbest 'treatment' anyone could ever come up with.


If you have a better method please feel free to share with the rest of the class.

It sucks. It's a horrible treatment. But it works better than anything else we have right now (for certain types of cancer it's the only treatment available).

Gotta work with the tools you've got.
 
2012-05-04 01:10:53 AM

MajorGroove: It takes a strong kid to make it through what he made it through. It takes a strong person to stand by a dying child. I'm grateful for anyone and everyone who goes out of their way to ease the pain of a dying child and his/her family. It really does make a difference.

/pediatrician


Stories like this are the reason I decided against a fellowship in pediatric anesthesia. I can maintain enough objectivity to do my job well with adults, but it's way to hard to look at a kid my daughter's age going through a terminal illness and not immediately think of my daughter. Or worse, put myself in the parents position. I'm thankful for you guys who can do it day in and day out and not take it home with you. Better you than me.
 
2012-05-04 01:11:37 AM

Kittypie070: The fine young gentleman is gonna come all the way back from hanging out with Chesty Puller and Smedley Butler in Valhalla just to give you a boot in the ass for that one.


Truthfully, I don't think I could have stood honor guard at the door and listened to him pass without doing something embarrassing and rainy.
 
2012-05-04 01:14:41 AM

devildog123: I was there to help guide one of the little kids with cancer around Quantico in 1999. It was for Make-A-Wish, and he got some cammies and dress blues cut to his size. We took him to the range, gave him a ride in a CH-46, let him yell at some Privates. He had a blast. He died a few months later, but he said being out with us was the most fun he'd ever had.

/mot even going to lie about dust and onions
//I still tear up over it.


Wanna tear up? Watch "being elmo" and the scene where his puppeteer meets a make make a wish kid. He was visibly humbled.

/best movie I've seen this year.
 
2012-05-04 01:14:46 AM
Anybody else just come to these threads to read the troll posts?

/not disappointed
 
2012-05-04 01:17:46 AM

teto85: From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines.

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.

Sad you had to go. Glad you'll be guarding Heaven for us.

Semper Fi


That's what I'm going to do - I'm going to put the Hymn on it. Thanks dude, I didn't even think of doing words.
 
2012-05-04 01:19:55 AM

erewhon: Kittypie070: The fine young gentleman is gonna come all the way back from hanging out with Chesty Puller and Smedley Butler in Valhalla just to give you a boot in the ass for that one.

Truthfully, I don't think I could have stood honor guard at the door and listened to him pass without doing something embarrassing and rainy.


For the family, I hope they give him a burial with full honors.
 
2012-05-04 01:21:28 AM
That's about as awesome as anything I've read ever on Fark. Thanks for greening that one. Thanks to subby for the post and thanks to the Marines who made it happen.

//proud to be married to a Marine.
 
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