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(Daily Mail)   Marine returns home from deployment to surprise his 6-old-son who has cerebral palsy. Little boy gives him a surprise of his own   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 77
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2012-05-09 11:58:31 PM  
Two brave fellows they are.
 
2012-05-10 12:09:39 AM  
It's a great story but filming these soldiers coming home surprises always feel a bit like exploitation to me. Let these people meet up and have their moments in peace.
 
2012-05-10 12:11:37 AM  
Does it bother anyone else that the Daily Mail posts a string of stills of the entire event prior to showing the video of it happening?
 
2012-05-10 12:31:44 AM  
that would be really cool for any parent of someone w/ cp
 
2012-05-10 12:33:04 AM  

Gwendolyn: It's a great story but filming these soldiers coming home surprises always feel a bit like exploitation to me. Let these people meet up and have their moments in peace.


We do stories on the surprises, too. Usually, it's the soldiers that set it up. They want a record of themselves surprising their kids. We do it every single time. Love it.

We also try to meet every single one of them when they come home.
 
2012-05-10 01:12:36 AM  

I Said: Does it bother anyone else that the Daily Mail posts a string of stills of the entire event prior to showing the video of it happening?


Actually I think its very considerate since not everyone can or wants to view the video.
 
2012-05-10 01:32:58 AM  

Gwendolyn: It's a great story but filming these soldiers coming home surprises always feel a bit like exploitation to me. Let these people meet up and have their moments in peace.


No, this is good they show these these homecomings. We forget that Soldiers are human. They have families that they haven't seen for years. And to see them reunited is always a good thing.
 
2012-05-10 01:59:36 AM  

Gwendolyn: It's a great story but filming these soldiers coming home surprises always feel a bit like exploitation to me. Let these people meet up and have their moments in peace.


As someone who grew up a military brat, nobody really cares that the media happens to be there during homecoming. Service members are just happy to finally be home, and family members are too excited to see their loved ones in person.

I still remember seeing my brother after he came home from Iraq, and how skinny he was.

/got awfully dusty a few pictures in
 
2012-05-10 02:23:21 AM  
I have nothing snarky to say.

Nice.
 
2012-05-10 02:38:06 AM  
Good daddy is good. Brave little boy is brave.
 
2012-05-10 04:42:24 AM  
Little boy gives him a surprise of his own

"Dad, I wanna be a hairdresser when I grow up"
 
2012-05-10 05:27:55 AM  
I know this family personally. They are great people. My husband deployed with cooney. I can't imagine how hard it must be to be a military dad with two special needs kids .
 
2012-05-10 05:35:52 AM  
Dust. Where did this dust come from?
 
2012-05-10 05:43:21 AM  
Kind of dusty out this morning isn't it?

Gwendolyn: It's a great story but filming these soldiers coming home surprises always feel a bit like exploitation to me. Let these people meet up and have their moments in peace.


For the most part I agree with you, but I'm glad some of them are shared as they give me great pleasure. But I wonder if a returning soldier could opt out of a public reunion? Who sets these things up? Are they obliged to participate by order from commanders? Would a service man/woman look like a jerk in the eyes of some for not wanting to participate? I wouldn't hold it against them for wanting to keep it private. That's what I'd want.
 
2012-05-10 05:45:10 AM  
I dunno, Daily Mail... This could be a hoax...

/it ain't though
//or is it...
 
2012-05-10 05:48:29 AM  

Penoatle: I dunno, Daily Mail... This could be a hoax...

/it ain't though
//or is it...


If you look closely, you can see the strings.
 
2012-05-10 05:48:59 AM  
He is truly a brave soldier. He stood his ground when that zombie started after him.
/I would nail his wife
 
2012-05-10 05:53:50 AM  
Hallelujah! Link
 
2012-05-10 05:56:38 AM  
That boy is the hardest working person in the room. It is difficult to imagine how hard it is to walk when you pretty much have to think about each muscle involved. As a parent of a child with cp, I am often blown away by things such as how much effort it takes to, for example, use a spoon. That little performance is the result of many, many hours of extremely hard work by that boy.
 
2012-05-10 05:58:44 AM  
Nice story...Damn hypersensitivity to airborne particles.

/Kid almost got deployed to Irack @2:25.
 
2012-05-10 06:00:06 AM  

DubyaHater: He is truly a brave soldier. He stood his ground when that zombie started after him.
/I would nail his wife


I lol'd hard at that. You are a terrible person and now highlighted in my Fark person highlighter thing.
 
2012-05-10 06:03:52 AM  
Marine Core!
 
2012-05-10 06:09:52 AM  

Jamieboy: Kind of dusty out this morning isn't it?

Gwendolyn: It's a great story but filming these soldiers coming home surprises always feel a bit like exploitation to me. Let these people meet up and have their moments in peace.

For the most part I agree with you, but I'm glad some of them are shared as they give me great pleasure. But I wonder if a returning soldier could opt out of a public reunion? Who sets these things up? Are they obliged to participate by order from commanders? Would a service man/woman look like a jerk in the eyes of some for not wanting to participate? I wouldn't hold it against them for wanting to keep it private. That's what I'd want.


Soldiers are never obligated to deal with the press, but things like this, where all they do is film the event, there's little to no actual interaction with the camera jockeys.

/had a reporter try to get in my face when I came home.
//"I'm here to see my family, nothing else"
///they left me alone after that.
//back of my head was on the evening news, though.
/homecoming slashies
 
2012-05-10 06:26:52 AM  
hm.

farking lot of dust in my office this morning.
 
2012-05-10 06:40:59 AM  
The irony is, next time they see one another the dad won't be able to walk.

/IED
 
2012-05-10 06:46:07 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: The irony is, next time they see one another the dad won't be able to walk.

/IED


Damn, that's cold. I had a hard time trying to find the humor there.
 
2012-05-10 06:47:06 AM  

bugmn99: If you look closely, you can see the strings.


Bwahahaahaa. Now i'm going to hell. But so are you.
 
2012-05-10 06:49:50 AM  
Ultra cool.
 
2012-05-10 06:53:36 AM  
Awesome on so many levels
 
2012-05-10 07:07:28 AM  

chaosweaver: ArcadianRefugee: The irony is, next time they see one another the dad won't be able to walk.

/IED

Damn, that's cold. I had a hard time trying to find the humor there.


That comment has been officially declared humor-free.

//Oh, the Marine dad and the CP son -- OORAH!
 
2012-05-10 07:12:28 AM  
I remember my dad would come home after nine months overseas duty. Sometimes I'd forget what he looked like. When he came off the plane he was usually in his flight suit and cold...

...The dog would always piss on the floor when he got home...
 
2012-05-10 07:16:30 AM  

gameshowhost: that would be really cool for any parent of someone w/ cp


Yeah, it is.
 
2012-05-10 07:17:08 AM  
content7.flixster.com
"But when he bent over, Rover took over, and gave him a bone of his own!. Hey!"

/got nothing
 
2012-05-10 07:20:37 AM  

bugmn99: Penoatle: I dunno, Daily Mail... This could be a hoax...

/it ain't though
//or is it...

If you look closely, you can see the strings.


Bwaaahah...thanks!
 
2012-05-10 07:22:06 AM  
'Michael!' he shouts over the soundtrack of We Are The Champions by Queen. 'What's up buddy?'

What's this about gays in the military?
 
2012-05-10 07:29:28 AM  
Hmmm for some reason I thought (based on the headline) that this would be a poop story... sadly disappointed!
 
2012-05-10 07:31:09 AM  

Gwendolyn: It's a great story but filming these soldiers coming home surprises always feel a bit like exploitation to me.


I would rather have this "exploitation" then the reception some of the veterans got when they returned home from Vietnam.
 
2012-05-10 07:45:01 AM  

Burr: Gwendolyn: It's a great story but filming these soldiers coming home surprises always feel a bit like exploitation to me.

I would rather have this "exploitation" then the reception some of the veterans got when they returned home from Vietnam.


Yup.

not to mention it's awful dusty this early in the AM.
 
2012-05-10 07:52:15 AM  
Whew, my dust allergies are killer this morning. Nice story.


Burr: I would rather have this "exploitation" then the reception some of the veterans got when they returned home from Vietnam.


csb/
So this. Because of that, I have always told my children to thank a vet when they meet him/her.
My 14 yr old daughter walked up to a man with a Vietnam Vet on and thanked him for his service a couple of weeks ago.
He said "come again"? She repeated the thank you.
I thought he was going to cry. He said that was the first time in 43 years that anyone thanked him.

/doggone near made me cry too.
 
2012-05-10 07:53:21 AM  

inkydoo: I know this family personally. They are great people. My husband deployed with cooney. I can't imagine how hard it must be to be a military dad with two special needs kids .


I can't imagine it's very easy for the mom either. I have enormous respect for both.

And you and your husband. Next time you see him, tell him some random COJ on the internet says "thanks, and be safe."
 
2012-05-10 07:53:39 AM  

arethusa: Vietnam Vet


Vietnam hat
/ftfm
 
2012-05-10 08:04:42 AM  

arethusa: Whew, my dust allergies are killer this morning. Nice story.


Burr: I would rather have this "exploitation" then the reception some of the veterans got when they returned home from Vietnam.

csb/
So this. Because of that, I have always told my children to thank a vet when they meet him/her.
My 14 yr old daughter walked up to a man with a Vietnam Vet on and thanked him for his service a couple of weeks ago.
He said "come again"? She repeated the thank you.
I thought he was going to cry. He said that was the first time in 43 years that anyone thanked him.

/doggone near made me cry too.


Wait. So a guy was wearing a Vietnam Vet? Was the vet heavy?
 
2012-05-10 08:08:01 AM  
The closest I have gotten to the current military action is a twice deployed brother in the National Guard... He always requests that only his wife and kids arrive to meet him after deployment..... To avoid too many demands on his attention. We usually schedule a family reunion a month or so later. At least twice while he was gone, my daughter has gone to hug anonymous men in camoflage yelling out, "Uncle Kevin, I've been missing you!". A Sweet sentiment....too bad one of them was actually a turkey hunter not serviceman.

Cs/yada yada
 
2012-05-10 08:10:27 AM  
The life expectancy of children with cerebral palsy is grim but at least they this moment.

Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks 1974

Goodbye to you, my trusted friend
We've known each other since we were nine or ten
Together we've climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and A B C's
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees

Goodbye my friend it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Pretty girls are everywhere
Think of me and I'll be there

We had joy we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed
Were just seasons out of time

Goodbye Papa please pray for me
I was the black sheep of the family
You tried to teach me right from wrong
Too much wine and too much song
Wonder how I got along

Goodbye Papa, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Little children everywhere
When you see them I'll be there

We had joy we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song
Like the seasons have all gone

We had joy we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song
Like the seasons have all gone

Goodbye Michelle, my little one
You gave me love and helped me find the sun
And every time that I was down
You would always come around
And get my feet back on the ground

Goodbye Michelle, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
With the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there

We had joy we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the stars we could reach
Were just starfish on the beach

We had joy we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the stars we could reach
Were just starfish on the beach

We had joy we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song
Like the seasons have all gone

All our lives we had fun
We had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed
Were just seasons out of time

We had joy we had fun
we had seasons in the sun
 
2012-05-10 08:10:57 AM  
Moment to Remember: 'Michael!' he shouts over the soundtrack of We Are The Champions by Queen

No way! Everyone knows that an in such a situation you play, "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey. And then the kid could have been riding a mechanical bull and shooting pistols wildly into the air. And THAT is the proper way to air a deeply personal and emotionally wrenching moment like this. Jeez!
 
2012-05-10 08:37:26 AM  
Damn, subby. Clean up the place every once and a while. So dusty in here...
 
2012-05-10 08:43:13 AM  

LadyBelgara: Dust. Where did this dust come from?


It must be my allergies.
 
2012-05-10 08:44:44 AM  
This being fark, i thought the pictures were going to show that the kid crapped himself.
 
2012-05-10 08:46:44 AM  
Geez. Why not throw in his beloved pet dog who has beaten cancer while you're at it?
 
2012-05-10 08:47:41 AM  

Zap_Rowsdower: Geez. Why not throw in his beloved pet dog who has beaten cancer while you're at it?


but only has 3 legs.
 
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