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Be a Hero ~ video

The Save Mitchell “Be a Hero” Facebook image circulating online has been turned into a complementary video. Please take two minutes to watch, then share, and spread the word.

Three dollars to help save a very special life.

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Thank my lucky stars

I’m Alive, by Kenny Chesney & Dave Matthews

So damn easy to say that life’s so hard

Everybody’s got their share of battle scars

As for me, I’d like to thank my lucky stars that I’m alive and well

It’d be easy to add up all the pain

And all the dreams you sat and watched go up in flames

Dwell on the wreckage as it smolders in the rain

But not me, I’m alive

And today you know that’s good enough for me

Breathin’ in and out’s a blessing can’t you see

Today’s the first day of the rest of my life

And I’m alive and well, I’m alive and well

Stars are dancin’ on the water here tonight

It’s good for the soul when there’s not a soul in sight

This boat has caught its wind and brought me back to life

Now I’m alive and well

And today you know that’s good enough for me

Breathin’  in and out’s a blessing can’t you see

Today’s the first day of the rest of my life

Now I’m alive and well, yeah I’m alive and well.

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Beautiful, beautiful

This piece of music is single-handedly the most inspiring, humbling, and influential I’ve heard in my entire life. Every single time it plays on stereo speakers, I literally stop what I’m doing at the moment, and be still. I close my eyes, soak in the beauty of this heartsong, and feel sunshine…even on a cloudy day.

The lyrics speak to my soul.

The instrumentals make my eyes water.

The meaning resonates with my faith.

I first heard the term heartsong from a sick little boy named Mattie. He shared his story on the Oprah show. I’ll never, ever forget him. His courage, his strength, his peace, his poems. I pray that even on Mitchell’s darkest, hardest, most challenging day, he feels sunshine on his face from the love and support that showers him.

Please enjoy my favorite heartsong. Click here to listen: Beautiful, beautiful by Francesca Battistelli

Much love,

Mary Beth

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Come to me

♥ From Stacey, Mitchell’s sister & original kidney donor. ♥

Click to watch: Come to Me by Jamie Grace.

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