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Dying 4Yr Describes What Heaven Will be Like

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Silas EdenfieldSilas Edenfield sadly passed away on May 25th 2013 at the age of 4.  Silas was from Georgia and had been diagnosed with a rare incurable form of liver cancer called Hepatoblastoma.  I found two video’s of Silas online, the first video is the one that I have listed below.  The second video that I watched had an interview with Silas one month before he died, in which Silas said to the camera “I don’t know why everyone has a sad outlook on this“, his Mom asked him what his outlook was and Silas replied “I see a good outlook, I get to meet Jesus soon and I will be spending eternity with him.”  … Let those words sink in…  The beautiful faith of a child!  Below the video is his obituary.  Please keep Silas and his family in your prayers!

Obituary: Silas made a request of his family, friends and Facebook fans that people paint their finger and toe nails gold, which is the color designated for Childhood Cancer Awareness. This sparked a campaign that quickly produced a local shortage Gold nail polish, and an impact that , thanks in part to social media, spanned the globe, Silas got the attention of TV stations in Atlanta and Savannah Newspapers around the state, and the winsome boy captured the hearts of newscasters, media personalities, and the office staff of at least one US Senator. Los Angeles area nail polish company, O.P.I., even produced a single run batch of “Silas Gold” Nail Polish for the family.

Silas underwent treatment, including chemotherapy, radiation and multiple surgeries at both Children’s Hospital at Memorial in Savannah,Georgia,  and Children’s Hospital of Atlanta at Egleston. The family is thankful for the tireless effort and dedication that the staff and physicians put into Silas’ care. Especially Dr. Martin Johnston who went above and beyond what we would have expected.
Duing his 14 months of cancer treatment, Silas developed a passionate love of Sea Turtles, so much so that the Georgia Sea Turtle Center of Jekyll Island felt prompted to name one of their rescued turtles after him. Silas was also the Guest of Honor at the Tybee Island Turtle Trot, where his namesake sea turtle was fitted with a satellite tracker and released.  Better still than the sea turtles that he loved or the gold nails for which he became famous, is Silas’ view of Eternity. From the time he was told that his cancer could not be cured, he was not sullen or sad about the news, only impatient to go and meet Jesus and spend eternity with God.
God Love & God Bless,
Michael

About Michael Bowes

Michael Bowes discerned a vocation with a religious community for 1.5 yrs before discerning that he was not called to that particular order. After leaving the Monastic life, Michael returned to Northern Virginia where he attends St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton, Va. Michael is an aspiring writer and volunteers at his local hospital as a Chaplain.

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