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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Another miracle and another and another

Today Jace died.  Tomorrow Jace will save the lives of other people waiting for organ donations.  I am so proud of him for what he is doing.  You know when he was a baby his lungs were not good,  and they were worried about his other organs as well.  I am proud that over the past three years he got healthy enough to save lives with those organs.  I am proud of my sister for what she did for him. 

I am sad.  So freaking sad.  But I know good will come from this.  Today is the day to mourn.  Soon it will be the day to find meaning in the pain.  I will continue this blog with stories of Jace, stories of dealing with grief, and hopefully stories of rescuing other children from meeting similar fates. 


Today we wait.  Tomorrow we leave the hospital after five days of watching Jace lie unconcious.  After that there will be plans to be made and more tears to cry.  Later we will change the world. 

130 comments:

  1. {{{{{{{{{{{Stacey}}}}}}}}}}}} No words. Just a heart full of love for you, and respect for the difficult choice your family makes with such unbelievable grace.

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  2. My heart is breaking for you, which is strange considering I don't even know you :-). I haven't felt this much sadness, or rage in a long time. My prayers go out to you and yours..........

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  3. You have so much love and support here when you need it. I'm so very, very sorry.

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss but admire your strength and grace to see that part of Jace can live on by helping another in need. I will continue to pray for you and your family and hope you can find some peace during this difficult time.

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  5. I am so so so sorry! We are here with you and your family praying that Jace will change the world! What an amazing little boy and mommy!

    Tons of hugs and prayers!

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss, Stacey. From your words, it's obvious that he was such a special boy and he will be so, so missed. I'll continue to pray for you and your family.

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  7. "May the choirs of angels
    Come to greet you;
    May they speed you to paradise.
    May the Lord enfold you
    In His mercy;
    May you find eternal life."

    I am so sorry for your family's loss, and I am so humbled and inspired by the gift you have chosen to give in this time of unimaginable grief.

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  8. My heart is broken for you, and I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  9. I have thought about you all continually, yet at the same time try not to really think about it or I will break down and bawl. I feel guilty every time I hug Baden or play with him, knowing you all don't get to do that with Jace anymore. Crazy feelings. I am reminded to never take my children for granted. I thank Jace for that reminder. I don't understand painful nightmares that people go through and it's not the miracle we wanted, but my prayer is that because of Jace's story, something amazing will come out of it, and his organs saving others lives will just be the beginning.

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  10. I am so sorry for your loss he is now one of gods wonderful angels nd he is looking down at you. Thinking you guys were so wonderful for giving him the best years of his life here on earth.

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  11. Stacy, you are amazing, your strength your courage, your love. God's spirit shines bright through you! God be with you and your family during the sad times ahead. I pray for God's peace to rest on you, along with more strength, mercy and grace.

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  12. Stacey I am so, so sorry for your loss. Jace sounded like an absolute angel on earth and I am so glad that however short his life was it was filled with your love. The choice your family has made is such a wonderful gift to so many families.

    You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. This is all very hard to comprehend. Last week things were looking up for you family and then in a heart beat the worst imaginable thing has happened. I hope knowing that strangers are thinking of you can give you some comfort.

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  14. There just aren't the right words to express what I'm feeling for you and your family right now. The one that keeps coming is admiration. For Jace and for you and your spirit. I'll continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and may we all go forward with just a bit of the spirit that it seems that Jace lived his short life with.

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  15. i am so sorry to hear of your loss. i dont know you but have heard of you through bethany, hannah and christina. you are in my most urgent prayers and thoughts. there are no words that can be said. i pray all the right people in your life that can surround you and support you and your family. please post anything you need!

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  16. I am awed and humbled and grateful to know you. In the wake of unbelievable challenges and injustices, you are a beacon. I'm proud of you though I absolutely ache for you and your family. I will continue to pray. You all deserve peace.

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  17. I am so very sorry for your loss and feel that anything I say will feel inadequate. So many will be blessed by the decision to donate Jace's organs. And I hope knowing that may bring some comfort to you and your family at this time. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  18. Stacey, I'm so, so sorry...you are amazing for remaining positive and continuing to do so much good for others. These last few days I've been thinking how this can't be happening to someone like you who is so kind and helpful to others, it's not fair. Thinking of you and know that little Jace is with Jesus.

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  19. My heart aches for what you and your family is going through right now. I am in awe of your strength of spirit in this time of incomprehensible grief.

    Know that I keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    <3

    Shug

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  20. My heart goes out to all who mourn Jace. Good night Angel!

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  21. I am so sorry for your loss. Do you have a facebook link that we can used to follow your journey?

    Hugs,
    Jules
    Mom to a 23 weeker
    3/4/07 - 3/12/07

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  22. so sad...we will still be praying and always remembering

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  23. Christie DeGraffenriedJune 16, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    Oh Stacy...I'm so sorry!! My heart goes out to u and your family!!! Love u a d praying for you!!!

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  24. so sorry for your loss....what an innocent life to be taken too soon. we continue to pray for your family and for strength in all you do. God blessed you with one amazing boy.

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  25. My heart goes out to you. But as my husband is the recipient of an organ donation that saved his life I can tell you first hand how much joy and life your Jace will give others. He is truly God's gift. I truly believe that Jace will be waiting for you on the other side. Hopefully this brings you some peace.

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  26. continuing in prayer for you

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  27. Oh Stacey, I am so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with your and your family. I am awed by the way you've chosen to honor Jace's life by allowing him to give to other children in need. I look forward to reading this blog as you continue to remember Jace's life. And, I'm here ready to talk and listen when you need a friend. Love you. -H

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  28. I am at a loss for words to express my sorrow of this tragedy, my anger at that murderer, my heartache for you & your family, my frustration that the bastard cannot be tried and convicted at this very moment and dealt with the punishment people like him deserve, and my complete and utter awe in your strength, compassion, and love.

    ♥ Gin

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  29. Stacey, my heart grieves for you and your family. Please know that you are being lifted up in prayer by many who have never met you but have been deeply moved by what you are going through. You have handled this with such grace and beauty. I am so very sorry.

    Liz Phillips

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  30. Our hearts are with you and our prayers are for you in your time of need. It seems strange to leave words of encouragement for someone that I don't know, but after reading the blog the last 2 days, I feel as if your family is a part of my family. After all, we're all God's children! Your ability to see the miracles that are hiding in the pain is a testimony to your love and faith. May peace wash over you in your times of struggle. Jace and your family have touched more lives than you may ever know. God bless.

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  31. I hope this is appropriate and doesn't come off wrong. I don't think that it's coincidence that God put it in your heart to write a story like Return to Me. I know that's just fiction, but I can't help but hope that your beautiful story helps you in some way. (Again, I hope it isn't innapropriate for me to say that).

    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I didn't even know Jace existed until two days ago, but I feel his loss. I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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  32. Stacey, I cannot even imagine how you are feeling, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thankful that tomorrow Jace will continue changing lives and making the world a better place for other families. I would like to thank your sister and Jace for the very unselfish gift of organ donation. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as well as all the patients, surgeons, and family members if those that will be blessed by Jace's gifts in the next few hours.

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  33. I found about you and your son Jace by following Ciaobella27 through twitter. I am in awe of your strength. I can't fathom the loss you feel at this time for your son. I find strength through your story. Thank you for sharing with us. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  34. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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  35. Stacey, Leslie, Andrew, Grandma, Grandpa - all I can think of right now is Jace at Jesus feet telling him how wonderful you all were to him. I believe Jace was praying "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray you Lord my soul to keep, if I should die before I wake, I pray you Lord my soul to take." He is probably singing at the top of his lungs "Jesus loves me this I know" because you all taught him to love.

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  36. Kristin Brown and familyJune 16, 2010 at 9:18 PM

    Jace is still a living miracle, tomorrow he will be a hero to many more people. By sharing his organs, you honor him and his life. Jace was loved and he loved you and the life you gave him. He will save lives and his spirit will give new hope to those who pray for it right now. What a honorable way to live. God bless you all.

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  37. Stacy,

    My love and thoughts are with you. I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Jace.

    The gift that you and your family are giving to others, through Jace, is absolutely amazing. Your heart is beyond brilliant.

    ((MASSIVE HUGS))

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  38. aunt monkey (margaret)June 16, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    Stacey, Leslie, Peggy, and Stan. Three years is not nearly long enough. While Jace may be gone, his memory will live forever.Though you may never know who receives his organs, know this......his life was not in vain. Somewhere tonight, there is a mother and father crying not for the lose of their child, but for the life Leslie and Stacey have chosen to share.

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  39. There are no words that can convey how very sad and sorry I am for your loss. Although we've never met and I don't know Jace my heart truly aches that such a beautiful perfect angel is gone from this earth. I have a three year old son and the pain you are experiencing is unimaginable. I will continue to pray for strength and healing for you and your family and for justice for Jace, a justice on this earth and beyond.

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  40. Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak...

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  41. There's nothing I can say to really convey it, but I'm so so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family get every bit of justice they deserve.

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  42. So sorry for your loss. Jace sounds like such a special guy- he'll keep on doing wonderful things. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

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  43. I live in Fort Worth, Texas...I don't know you but I know someone who shared your story with me...I can't sleep after reading your horror story...I have no idea what to say to you to make any difference....I am mad, so very very very mad at whoever did this to Jace. I am praying for you and your family...the verse that comes to my mind is "lean not on your own understanding" our God is bigger, his love is wider, deeper, longer, stronger....I can't think of one good reason this had to happen but our ways are not his. Please know that my family will pray for you and your family. God will carry you through this terrible time. I don't know what else to offer you but prayers...and encouragement....I am so very very sorry.

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  44. Oh, Stacey, I'm shedding tears for you and yours. What a horrible loss, and yet in spite of it you have remained strong and thought of others, showing what a truly amazing woman you are. We are all here supporting you with our thoughts and prayers.

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  45. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will pray that God puts his healing and comforting arms around you and helps to see you through this painful time.

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  46. My heart breaks for that poor sweet boy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Jace was a miracle from the minute he was born and continues to be an inspiration. Your family remains in my prayers.

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  47. I am truly sorry for your loss. You are source of strength and love. I find solace that Jace is in heaven. That he is surrounded by so much love. I truly am sorry for your loss *hugs*

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  48. my heart and prayers are with your family (i go back to longmont days with margaret and her 'big sister, peggy' :)
    stacey, your journaling of this tragic event has been amazing.
    your desire to keep 'us' informed so that we could all crowd heaven with our prayers much appreciated.
    Jesus had other plans.
    He knew how many days little, beautiful Jace had on this earth (ps. 139)
    i can only imagine your grief but admire your courage. admire taking the opportunity to donate organs so other little ones can live a fuller life.
    our prayers and thoughts will continue in the difficult days ahead.
    you are right though: watch for the meaning. we will ALL be standing with you as you change the world for the sake of Jace and others!
    much much love, susi (hunt), bellingham, wa

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  49. Amy Petersen, Parker, COJune 16, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    Stacey and family,

    I have been following Jace's blog these past few days. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. You will all continue to be in my prayers in the coming days.

    May God bless you all.

    Sincerely,
    Amy Petersen and family
    (friend of Tricia, Kim, and Andrea)

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  50. I don't have the words to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. You are in my thoughts, in my prayers, on my heart...every day.

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  51. Stacey, you don't know me but I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family. God Bless you and God Bless Jace, is a guardian angel watching over you now.

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  52. Im soo sorry for your loss Stacy :( My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family !

    Meli

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  53. Stacy,

    Psalm 23 is running on repeat in my head, as my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    You are an inspiration to me. You always have been, and you always will be. You and your family are bestowing miracles on others.

    Love you, sweetie.

    *air kisses*

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  54. I do not know you, and am only meeting Jace today, but I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you and your family. I wish you all strength at this difficult time.

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  55. Words cannot express my sorrow for you, your family, and sweet little Jace. Prayers for you all. ((hugs))

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  56. I've been checking in on this all day. This breaks my heart sooooo much. I can't begin to understand it, but I won't lose hope. Hope is not lost. I am with you in spirit.
    Please continue to share your stories. I will continue reading.
    There really are no words. So sorry.

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  57. A Child Of Mine (To All Parents)

    by Edgar Guest

    I will lend you, for a little time,
    A child of mine, He said.
    For you to love the while he lives,
    And mourn for when he's dead.
    It may be six or seven years,
    Or twenty-two or three.
    But will you, till I call him back,
    Take care of him for Me?
    He'll bring his charms to gladden you,
    And should his stay be brief.
    You'll have his lovely memories,
    As solace for your grief.
    I cannot promise he will stay,
    Since all from earth return.
    But there are lessons taught down there,
    I want this child to learn.
    I've looked the wide world over,
    In search for teachers true.
    And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes,
    I have selected you.
    Now will you give him all your love,
    Nor think the labour vain.
    Nor hate me when I come
    To take him home again?
    I fancied that I heard them say,
    'Dear Lord, Thy will be done!'
    For all the joys Thy child shall bring,
    The risk of grief we'll run.
    We'll shelter him with tenderness,
    We'll love him while we may,
    And for the happiness we've known,
    Forever grateful stay.
    But should the angels call for him,
    Much sooner than we've planned.
    We'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
    And try to understand.

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  58. You don't know me but I just wanted you to know how sorry I am to hear of this. So, so sorry! I am praying for you and for your strength and comfort somehow through all of it!

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  59. Stacy, we don't know each other, I saw your blog on facebook from a friend. My heart goes out to you as I know that with the death of a loved one (esp. in this situation) you can feel overwhelmed with grief and other emotions. Obviously you know the truth. You know the living God and Jesus his son. My prayer is this: That you feel the love and peace of God wash over you and surround you enabling you to go through this difficult time. That you would see the good that God makes out of this and be blessed.
    One last thing I wanted to let you know is that I was so impressed by the advice you gave in your blog "Help Wanted". We all have lost loved ones and thats a part of life but still we can't manage to be there for others going through it and even if we are we don't know what to say or do and we do the wrong things. I became extremely angry with a preacher who preached his entire sermon to me when my father passed and in it exclaimed that God can just take us whenever He sees fit. God did not take Jace and this was in no way His will or plan. BUT He will make good of it and I pray for many to be saved through your testimony and because of Jace's life.

    God bless you and all those mourning Jace's loss. You are in my prayers.

    Ruthie

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  60. I do not know you, but I know your Jace was a little angel {)(}. My heart is filled with grief and sadness with you for the loss. I lost an 8 week old niece and I watched my brother and his wife grieve. Yet my heart is filled with you for Jace - the gift God gave you and others - the blessing he's been - the miraculous testimony of his life -- and now he is whole, he is perfect, he is in a place where he will never hurt again.

    Today at work I had co-workers praying as well.Our church prayed for your family tonight. Many tears and sadness expressed over all of this. You are in many people's prayers. As difficult as this was, thank you so much for sharing.

    God bless you and may God give you peace and remind you that all things work for the good to those who are called according to His purpose in Christ Jesus.

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  61. I am so sorry no mother should ever have to deal with this just try not to make this all your fault every mom deserves a night out. You did nothing wrong and your son Loves you he loves you he loves you and so does your father. Grief is a lesson in endurance just try to breath again I am so sorry.

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  62. You are such a courageous person. Your words are filled with the wisdom and grace that is sadly lacking in this violent world, and I hope your strength will help you as you grieve for Jace. How wonderful that parts of him will help sustain life for others.

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  63. I have a little girl who is just 8 months younger than Jace (born January 30, 2008) it breaks my heart to know that anyone could destroy such beauty and innocence. I will be praying for you and your family. May you find peace in this storm. I just thought about the song "Jesus Loves The Little Children". From what I have read, Jace was living proof of that. God Bless You!

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  64. ONE STEP AT A TIME. IT'S A SONG (OLD SONG). HOPE IT WILL BLESS YOU AND COMFORT YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE IN HERE.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM46ME7pAoU&feature=related

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  65. I found your blog through a friend tongiht. I just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you. I believe your sister was my son's nurse as well. He spent 6 months there in that PICU> I know the people who are taking care of you. I pray that Dr. Torres is the one guiding you through this.

    For the person who did this to your precious baby, I will pray for their soul but hope that they rot injail the rest of their miserable life. NO child, No family should have to go through this. We have witnessed it too many times in that PICU.

    God Bless you all.

    Stephanie and Christopher

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  66. Words always fail me in moments like this. I hope you know there are a lot of people here in Cape Town who love you and are praying for you and your family.

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  67. I read in a book once (One of the Anne of Green Gables series) that a little boy, when asked what he'd do to a very bad person, said something like, "I'd make him very, very good and make sure he lived a very long time, knowing what he did was so wrong and having to feel that for his whole life."

    I thank you, Stacey, for your grace in expression, your faith under phenomenal stress, and for the light that shines through you and your family at this time. You said that soon it would be time to find meaning in the pain and I can assure you that though the pain was wrought wrongfully, God can and will bring meaning to you through it.

    My prayers are with you.

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  68. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. No one should have to go through this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  69. My love, thoughts an prayers are with you and your family! Jace was only here for a short time, but remember he has touched the lives of many.

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  70. please tell me the person who did this to him is rotting away in a jail cell right now

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  71. I feel such sadness for you and your sister. I can only imagine your grief but I am moved to pray for you.

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  72. You are already changing the world! Just with you blog you have brought to light the injuries suffered by children of Shaken Baby Syndrome. What a cruel and meaningless death to all involved!

    Jace and his mother have changed the world with the incredible gift of organ donation. Just think how Jace will live on in so many others! WOW.....what a blessing you have given so many families that may have lost hope. It's a new day.

    It is time for you all to grieve, be angry, question and pray for answers and justice to be served to its fullest extent. And it will. The steps you are about to take not only as a family but for yourselves will be very difficult but yet when you emerge from it all, you will be so much stronger and hopefully advocates for the children lost at the hands of others.

    STAND STRONG IN YOUR FAITH, even tho it feels shaken to the core. God IS with you, now and forever.

    Blessings to you all.
    Dottie Peterson Liwai and family, Durant, OK

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  73. Stacey,

    I'm so sorry. Hugs from a former fellow chappy. I will be praying for strength and wisdom in all of this.

    Love,

    Joy

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  74. I am so sorry for you and your families loss. I know no words can or ever will make you feel better. What a wonderful choice you and your family has made to help other children..I will be praying for you and your family..God bless you in this time of need.

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  75. I haven't seen anything about this crime on the local news and I hope that is not indicative of the outcome. Tell me they are investigating this.

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  76. Sitting Shiva with you - God bless, and thank you for touching my heart with your story of strength. I will cherish everything today. God bless beautiful Jace, and thank you for making a difference in so many people's lives by sharing your story.

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  77. Praying for your family. So sorry. xxx

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  78. No words can ease the pain of your loss. The entire world has lost a precious life. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  79. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. This is such a tragic thing to happen to a little child. When I read about your blog it struck a chord with me because I have a little one named Jace. We named him that because Jace means a healing, and when I was pregnant when him we had a loss in our family. Our Jace has been a source of healing and I know that your Jace will continue to be a source of healing for your family and so many others. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and all the people who will be impacted by Jace.

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  80. I stumbled upon this from a friend who posted it on their facebook profile.I will keep your family in my prayers.There are no words that will comfort you at this time,but I know that Jesus is taking care of your little boy now.From all of the posts that I've read this little boy has changed some lives even while he was still living.When a person realizes to not take their kids for granted from a story like yours it's a good thing.I have 3 children of my own,and your story makes me want to hug them and never let go.

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  81. I'm just sad, with you and for you. Really was praying for a miracle, and in a way, I guess many miracles will come of this. I will be waiting and watching to know that JUSTICE will be served for this baby. Will be praying for your peace and healing.....Danni

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  82. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss it is so awful to loose a young child. My thoughts an prayers go out to you an your family through these rough times

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  83. Stacey, I am so sorry. Can't imagine what you must be feeling. How amazing it is to hear hope in your words, even at such a crazy time. No one has to tell you that God is good... because you already know that. Abundant prayers for you and your family. Let me know if there is ANYthing you need.

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  84. We lost an infant at birth. I know the hurt you are feeling, I want to let you know time heals all hurts and you will never forget but actually it can bring you closer to God. Think on the wonderful heavenly reunion. I pray that Gods comfort and strength will be with you and that you know people everywhere are praying for your family.

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  85. rebecca_52@live.comJune 17, 2010 at 6:41 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can't think of anything to say to ease the pain of the loss of such a precious little boy. I will pray for your family. I know it must have been a difficult decision to donate his organs but I can say from experience (my daughter received lungs for a double lung transplant last year) that a part of Jace will live on to help others. I don't understand why things happen but I do believe God has a plan for each of us. I do believe Jace is in the arms of God right now.....watching over his loved ones and feeling the love and prayers of people he knew and people whose lives his story has touched. Thank you for sharing his story!

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  86. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.

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  87. Your family is brave and courageous. I pray that God will comfort you during this most difficult time which is hard for our earthly bodies to comprehend. I am so saddend by this. Bless your family. Prayers are going forward for all of you.

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  88. You don't know me. My name is Vickie. I live in GA. My son, Will, was shaken by his babysitter at 9 mths of age and almost died. He lived and is doing much better than we expectedm but has alot of challenges and will more than likely never live a normal life. I understand your rage and feelings of helplessness.

    May God be with you.

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  89. My heart is broken for you and your family. My daughter Haven was in the same class as Jace at ChristView. He always made me smile when I saw him, such a sweet boy! I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

    Stephanie H.

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  90. I'm so very very sorry for your loss :( I can't even begin to imagine the pain you and your family are experiencing right now, but please know you so not grieve alone. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God help bring healing to your hearts, and justice upon the one who brought this upon you.

    <3,
    Marny/ MarniacalMuse

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  91. I am so so so sorry for your loss.

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  92. I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and yours.

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  93. Hello, this is Richard Clark from KOTV in Tulsa. We are very sorry for your loss. We can't even imagine what you're going through. If you'd like to talk to us about what's happened, please contact me at richard.clark@newson6.net.

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  94. I am so sorry for yours and your family's loss. There are so many people that do not know your family that are touched deeply and are praying for all of you. Please keep us posted on what is happening legally with the man that did this. We will all be by your side fighting for justice!

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  95. HUGS! Please Dear Lord, hold this family in your Loving Arms.

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  96. So sorry to hear of this loss...praying for you and your family at this time...and for those families who will be blessed by the gift of Jace's life...making their's possible.

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  97. I am so incredibly sorry for you loss. The gift you are giving is truly an inspiration, and I am awed by the compassion and bravery of you and your family. My heart goes out to all of you. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts.

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  98. I wish I was there so I could give you a hug that lasted for days, and even if you tried to bat me off, I'd make you keep hugging until you knew how much you are cared for. And then I'd make you hug some more.

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  99. I am so incredibly sad and sorry that this horrific tragedy struck your family. I pray that the lives Jace touched and now will save will remember his spirit and keep him forever in their hearts. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  100. I am sooo incredibly sad about the loss of Jace. I was his therapist for a couple of months and he absolutely put a smile on my face every single day he came in. He would always say "okay" in this sweet little voice for everything I asked him to do. I remember when the first time he came in to therapy and said my name! Talk about melting my heart! Jace is truly an angel and I pray for peace and healing for his family during this time. You guys are a precious family and so special. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Amanda Newton

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  101. My heart aches for you and your family. I hope all of you can find the strenght to keep fighting after this terrible loss.

    Hugs and love for all of you.

    Flor

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  102. I have been following your blog and your updates on Jace, as we have mutual friends. I am so sorry for your loss and the pain your precious Jace was put through. I share your anger, your sorrow, your grief, your thankfulness, your love, and most of all share your faith. You are an amazing woman, child of God, and mother to Jace. Please know that so many that you have never met are thinking of you and praying for your family and know that Jace is with his Heavenly Father smiling down upon you and your family. He was blessed to have you in his life, just as you were blessed by him.
    Ashley

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  103. So sorry for your loss of little Jace. You have been and will continue to be in my prayers. My prayer is that you will feel the arms of the Father wrapped tightly around you and carrying you through this time. Sounds like you had a wonderful little blessing and gift with you for three years. Envision him laughing and running freely on the most wonderful playground ever.

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  104. I have been reading your family's story through someone who knows your sister and I am so very deeply sorry for what has happened. My son was born at 33 weeks and I know how hard those little ones have to struggle to get through those early days, and how special and amazing they are. How all children are. For this to be taken away from you all is unspeakable and I hope that through this blog you are finding support prayers and love. Jace will be remembered and thought of by MANY MANY people, and now he will truly live on in others and help other children deal with illnesses that might otherwise have taken them from their families as well. Thank you for sharing your story and please know that you are all being prayed for!

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  105. My heart is filled with sorrow at your loss. My prayers have been and will continue to be with you and your family.

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  106. I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. I know there aren't words I can say that will ease your pain, but please know that you & your family are on my heart and in my prayers. Your sweet angel's light will continue to shine with the gift of life he is giving to others. May God keep you close and give you comfort during this difficult time.

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  107. I wish I could just visit you right now and give you a tight hug. I'm so very sorry. A few days back my baby nephew was in ICU he is only 7 months old,had the worst case of pneumonia and had some congential probelms in his lungs...Doctors were not pretty hopeful and those 72 hours was so difficult for all of us.He survived Thankfully.So when I came across to this blog (through writeontime's post on ADF) saw thsi lil angel's pic ..he reminded me of my nephew..I cried and prayed a lot for him...I'm so srry so sorry.. My prayers and love are with you.May god give you the patience and courage.Have faith dear..

    Love,
    raks

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  108. I just stumbled across your blogs on facebook. I found myself weeping uncontrollably one minute and then smiling the next(hearing precious stories about Jace), while reading this tragic story. I can't imagine the roller coaster of emotions you must be feeling. I admire you for your strength and faithfulness. You have touched numerous lives by sharing Jace's story. May God wrap his arms around you and bring you peace during this difficult time.

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  109. I am so very sorry for your loss, he seemed to be the perfect little guy , he loved Jesus and now he is with him, no more pain and suffering. And i bet he will be the first one you see someday when you get there, but now i feel you have laws to make and help others in the name of Jace. I am so saddened for your loss my dear, but God will help you and your family through this

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  110. Although I still don't know you very well personally, I feel like I have gotten to know you allot through this blog and facebook. My kids and I sat down yesterday afternoon and just cried and prayed for all of. Mersades told me some storyies about her playing with sweet little Jace in our nursery at St. James. I think it was the first moment she really grasped what was going on and the fact that when she goes into that nursery to watch and play with the little ones, you never know if you will ever see them again. We have prayed so hard for you and your family and will continue to pray for Justice, for healing hearts, understanding, strength, and everything else that goes along with it. My heart is still breaking for all of you. I have 3 beautiful children of my own and can't even begin to imagine life without any of them. God Bless you all. Philisha

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  111. I can't imagine the pain that you are feeling right now, however, God promises in His word that He will make all things work for your good. Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,who have been called according to his purpose." I'm in agreement with His word that out of this life that was taken, that a greater thing will happen. Also, this is just something I say to anyone who loses someone, God does not take anyone from this life. God doesn't kill people. 1 Corinthians 15:26 "The last enemy to be destroyed is death." Even there it says that death IS an enemy... but after Christ died on the cross, the sting of death was taken away. 1 Corinthians 15:55 "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" Death may have won in the natural, but death did not win in the spiritual side. Jesus conquered death for Jace. Jace is rejoicing with Christ and all the angels right now. Amen <3

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  112. Jace's death finally made the news.

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  113. The moment was custom made to order I was riding with my daughter on our way back from Monroe
    Like children do, she started playing twenty questions But I never could have guessed one would touch me to my soul

    She said daddy
    when we get to heaven Can i taste the Milky Way?
    Are we going there to visit or are we going there to stay
    Am i Gonna see my grandpa ?
    Can I have a pair of wings?
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    to help pour out the rain?

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    am i gonna see my grandpa?
    can i have a pair of wings
    and do you think that God could use another angel to help pour out the rain

    Well i thought about it later on and a smile came to my face and when i tucked her in to bed I got down on my knees and prayed

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    and i can't wait to see my family and meet jesus face to face
    and do you think Lord you could use just one more angel to help pour out the rain

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  114. Ms. Oliver is a client of ours and we recieved a company wide email yesterday about jace being taken off life support and to pray for all of her family! I want you to know there are an enormous amount of people who are praying for you daily! I don't know Ms. Oliver personally but I have a 2 y/o little girl named Grace (bc she saved my life, my saving grace!) and I don't think I could live if she wasn't alive! you are so strong and I pray for inner peace and an enormous amount of strength! i honestly don't know how you keep your sanity and not go after the murderer!
    "Lord, I pray for this family, that you may put your holy spirit into their souls and may they be at peace. there is no way for us to understand this event and I don't ask for understanding but for faith! faith in you that this is just a small part of the big picture you have laid out for them, Lord. Please let them feel your love, Jace was a miracle and he still lives in others as did your son Jesus Christ! I pray Jace's story brings people to Christ! God you made him to save lives and he is fulfilling that! Please help the family to rejoice that he is in Heaven with you and he will never be hurt again! God, you brought him home so he would not have to live in a world of sin and hate. Thank you for his life here on earth and many thanks to his family who followed your word and taught him about you! all I can say is Your love is amazing! AMEN"

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  115. But you stay here right beside me
    Watch as the storm goes through
    And I need you

    God gave me you for the ups and downs
    God gave me you for the days of doubt
    For when I think I’ve lost my way
    There are no words here left to say,
    it’s true God gave me you


    I love this song by Dave Barnes but only this little bit seemed appropriate

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