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SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (Video: WRIC, WWLP via CNN) —
A Massachusetts man who received a heart transplant from a 16-year-old donor has recorded the sound of that heartbeat and put it in a stuffed bear for his donor’s parents.
Robert O’Connor told WWLP that for 10 years, he had a heart condition called cardiomyopathy, which was controlled by medication, until he was flown to Tufts Medical Center in Boston and placed on life support to keep his heart pumping.
“It was basically until I get a heart,” he said.
O’Connor said he was bedridden for several weeks until he received the news that he was getting a heart.
“I got the heart,” he said. “I got my life back.”
O’Connor’s new heart came from Dakota Reid, a 16-year-old from Virginia who died in an accident.
After connecting with Reid’s family, O’Connor said he wanted to do something special for them and made the bear, which has the heartbeat in it.
“We talked about meeting. Someday in the future, we will meet so they could hear their heart, and I said, ‘Hopefully this will help until we can meet,'” he said.
O’Connor said it’s the least he can do to show his appreciation for Reid’s heart, which allowed him to have a fresh start.
“Just being able to get outside, walk, do anything,” he said. “Go swimming with my granddaughter in my pool. Just getting back to life.”
Oh man…words cannot express what happened to me after eating these. The Gummi Bear “Cleanse”. If you are someone that can tolerate the sugar substitute, enjoy. If you are like the dozens of people that tried my order, RUN!
First of all, for taste I would rate these a 5. So good. Soft, true-to-taste fruit flavors like the sugar variety…I was a happy camper.
BUT (or should I say BUTT), not long after eating about 20 of these all hell broke loose. I had a gastrointestinal experience like nothing I’ve ever imagined. Cramps, sweating, bloating beyond my worst nightmare. I’ve had food poisoning from some bad shellfish and that was almost like a skip in the park compared to what was going on inside me.
Then came the, uh, flatulence. Heavens to Murgatroyd, the sounds, like trumpets calling the demons back to Hell…the stench, like 1,000 rotten corpses vomited. I couldn’t stand to stay in one room for fear of succumbing to my own odors.
But wait; there’s more. What came out of me felt like someone tried to funnel Niagara Falls through a coffee straw. I swear my sphincters were screaming. It felt like my delicate starfish was a gaping maw projectile vomiting a torrential flood of toxic waste. 100% liquid. Flammable liquid. NAPALM. It was actually a bit humorous (for a nanosecond)as it was just beyond anything I could imagine possible.
AND IT WENT ON FOR HOURS.
I felt violated when it was over, which I think might have been sometime in the early morning of the next day. There was stuff coming out of me that I ate at my wedding in 2005.
I had FIVE POUNDS of these innocent-looking delicious-tasting HELLBEARS so I told a friend about what happened to me, thinking it HAD to be some type of sensitivity I had to the sugar substitute, and in spite of my warnings and graphic descriptions, she decided to take her chances and take them off my hands.
Silly woman. All of the same for her, and a phone call from her while on the toilet (because you kinda end up living in the bathroom for a spell) telling me she really wished she would have listened. I think she was crying.
Her sister was skeptical and suspected that we were exaggerating. She took them to work, since there was still 99% of a 5 pound bag left. She works for a construction company, where there are builders, roofers, house painters, landscapers, etc. Lots of people who generally have limited access to toilets on a given day. I can’t imagine where all of those poor men (and women) pooped that day. I keep envisioning men on roofs, crossing their legs and trying to decide if they can make it down the ladder, or if they should just jump.
If you order these, best of luck to you. And please, don’t post a video review during the aftershocks. “Amazon Review”
IF you’ve ever been too scared to let your kids take the public bus by themselves, you might change your mind when you see this.
She’s an adorable black Lab and Mastiff mix who travels to the park every day by herself. Because she don’t need no man … or woman for that matter.
Passengers welcome the arrival of Eclipse every single day
Incredibly, she jumps on the bus near her home in Seattle, Washington and rides downtown, getting off at the park where she frolics with her fellow four-legged friends.
After a couple of hours, she returns to the bus stop, jumps back on – using a ticket attached to her collar – and returns home, ready for supper.
The remarkable story started one day when the excitement of the park was too much, and Eclipse got tired of waiting for her owner, Jeff, to finish a cigarette as the bus was pulling up.
She jumped on without him and before he could react, the bus set off.
Fortunately, the bus driver recognised her and – not wanting to disappoint the determined traveller – dropped her off at the park, before Jeff eventually caught up.
After a few more solo trips, Jeff realised that Eclipse was more than capable of making the trip without him, so he decided to let her – adorably fixing a bus ticket to her collar every morning, knowing full-well that she’d be back a few hours later.
Regular passengers on the bus have even gotten to know Eclipse, and – as expected – she makes everyone smile.
A Facebook post detailing Eclipse’s journey has garnered ruff-ly 300,000 shares. That’s quite an achievement.
I think there’s a lesson we can all learn here: Be more dog.