A Dramatic Story of Courage and Faith
The Most Famous Parental Rights Case in Recent History
NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- When most people remember Chad Green , they think of things like: a legal battle between the state and the parents, or a sickly leukemic child being whisked off to Mexico for some questionable treatment. It's been over thirty years since Chad died in a small apartment in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, and many will not remember him at all. Like most mothers, I have fond memories of a precious little blonde-haired boy … in many ways like other boys. Yet, in some special ways, he was quite different.
I believe God gives an age of wisdom and a glimpse of eternity to those small brave creatures we call, children with a terminal illness. While their peers are learning to talk and to play, these little souls look deep inside the eyes of the adults entrusted to care for them. Then, on diverse occasions, the child whispers something that is unlearned and only spiritually comprehended. These words leave a troubled parent in awe, and yet, it causes them to search their own hearts for the certainty that this child already has and fully accepts concerning eternity.
I've started to write about Chad many times. It's of utmost importance to me not only to give an accurate account of factual events and dates, but also to enable others to see Chad not just as a cause or a newspaper story; he is a brother in arms to all children who suffer with an incurable disease. I'm asking God to bring out of the story of Chad's brief life whatever gives glory to him, and comfort and encouragement to others. I hope to portray my first son as a very real little boy who knew, and recognized, the intervention and the presence of a living, sovereign God woven through the crisis, heartache, suffering, and joy of his three and a half years on planet earth. Although much of what Chad could perceive about God was taught to him through his custodians and his caregivers, there were numerous conversations where his engaging, childlike speech spoke more to us about the Creator than we ever demonstrated to him.
Cancer is so limited …
It cannot diminish love,
It cannot shatter hope,
It cannot overcome faith,
It cannot evict peace,
It cannot destroy confidence,
It cannot stifle friendship,
It cannot erase memories,
It cannot silence courage,
It cannot penetrate the soul,
It cannot reduce eternal life,
It cannot quench the spirit,
It cannot lessen the power of the resurrection.
Diana Meyer The Authors Corner, 402-463-5280, email@example.com
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