Friday, March 29, 2013

Video: Freedom A Story of Hope For The Sick And America--Good Friday Blessings and Happy Easter!

via Littlebytesnews Current Events:

"In the tradition of A Lion Called Christian and Alex and Me comes An Eagle Named Freedom, Jeff Guidry's story of rehabilitating an eagle named Freedom back to health—and how that amazing eagle later inspired the author to triumph over cancer."

Amazing and inspiring story, I'm surprised I haven't seen or heard it until today, but it has been making the rounds through emails and online since at least 2008...It appears God is working through Freedom and her name is perfect, but perhaps it is also a prophetic story about America...if we believe like Jeff and Freedom then perhaps there is still hope left for America to heal and overcome the downward spiral we are on, with God anything is long as enough still believe!

Never give up hope, freedom and traditional values that created this great country...those that were endowed by our Creator.

Happy Easter and Good Friday Blessings as we await the coming of our Savior: Jesus Christ, The Father,and The Holy Spirit!

For those who doubt this story:

This is the kind of story you need when it seems like the world is spiraling out of control…..

Not many people get a picture of this proud bird
snuggled up next to them!

Freedom and Jeff
Freedom and Jeff

Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer.
She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings.
Her left wing doesn't open all the way even after surgery,
it was broken in 4 places.
She's my baby.

When Freedom came in she could not stand
and both wings were broken. She was
emaciated and covered in lice. We made the
decision to give her a chance at life, so I took
her to the vet's office. From then
on, I was always around her. We had her in a
huge dog carrier with the top off, and it
was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to
lay in. I used to sit and talk to her,
urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay
there looking at me with those big brown eyes.
We also had to tube feed her for weeks.

This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still
couldn't stand. It got to the point where the
decision was made to euthanize her
if she couldn't stand in a week. You know you don't
want to cross that line between torture and
rehab, and it looked like death was
winning. She was going to be put
down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in
on that Thursday afternoon. I didn't want to go
to the center that Thursday, because I couldn't
bear the thought of her being euthanized;
but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone
was grinning from ear to ear. I went
immediately back to her cage; and there she was,
standing on her own, a big beautiful
eagle. She was ready to live. I was
just about in tears by then. That
was a very good day.

We knew she could never fly, so the director
asked me to glove train her.
I got her used to the glove,
and then to jesses, and we started
doing education programs for schools
in western Washington .
We wound up in the newspapers,
radio (believe it or not) and some
TV. Miracle Pets even did a show
about us.

In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. I had stage 3,
which is not good (one major organ plus
everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of
chemo. Lost the hair - the whole
bit. I missed a lot of work. When I
felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey
and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would
also come to me in my dreams and help me fight
the cancer. This happened time and time again.

Fast forward to November 2000

The day after Thanksgiving,
I went in for my last checkup.
I was told that if the cancer was not
all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last
option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they
did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for
the results. I went in Monday, and I was
told that all the cancer was gone.

So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and
take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty
and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her
up, and we went out front to the top of the
hill. I hadn't said a word to
Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me
and wrapped both
her wings around me to where I
could feel them pressing in on my back
(I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she
touched my nose with her beak and stared into my
eyes, and we just stood there like that
for I don't know how long . That was a
magic moment. We have been soul mates ever
since she came in. This is a very special bird.

On a side note: I have had people who
were sick come up to us when we are out, and
Freedom has some kind of hold on
them. I once had a guy who was
terminal come up to us and
I let him hold her.
His knees just about buckled and he
swore he could feel her power course through his
body. I have so many stories like that..

I never forget the honor I have of being so close
to such a magnificent spirit as

Hope you enjoyed this!
Cancer is a strange cell.
You can go along for years in remission
and then one day it pops its head up again.
If you ever have it you will never be free of it.


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Or just someone who enjoys a GREAT STORY

Freedom's Birthday Bash
by Jeff Guidry

This little story just goes to show the old adage is true, "always expect the unexpected." This is especially true with elementary school kids. I was scheduled to give an Eagle program at a elementary school by Arlington Wa. It was late April and just a beautiful day, so we decided to have our show outside. The kids were sitting in the stands by the athletic field. As I spoke about Freedom and her brethren it quickly turned into a question and answer sort of thing. (Roll with the punches, you know) We were about twenty minutes into the program when I called on this young lady in the back row who had her hand up. She asked the most innocent question, "when is Freedom's birthday?" Without thinking I replied, "today is her birthday." In this latitude Eagles are born April-May, so I thought we were done with that. NOOOO...not by a long shot. Before I could move on this same young lady then asked, "can we sing happy birthday to Freedom?" I replied "sure we can, right after we finish with the questions." We continue on for another ten minutes and came to the end of our time. I asked the gathering of about forty kids if they still wanted to sing happy birthday to Freedom, it was a resounding YES! I told them we'll all sing together starting on the count of three. It was at this point our young lady in the back row took over, she jumped clear out of her seat, and with all the authority of an experienced band leader shouted..."ONE...TWO...THREE!" Every kid there joined in as we started singing happy birthday to Freedom. Half way through the song I shouted.." LOUDER!!" Boy, did I get "LOUDER". They all were screaming at the top of their lungs "happy birthday to Freedom, happy birthday to you". The teachers were stunned, just standing there with their mouths hanging open while the crescendo built. Freedom, regal as always, was soaking up the limelight. Right at the end of the song the same young lady who started this whole thing jumped straight into the air, pumping her fist and let loose a monstrous...YEAH!!! A grand time was had by all, (especially our young leader in the back row). I will never forget Freedom's Birthday Bash. Jeff Guidry

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