had to share. even if you have seen it.

@bunnybon7 (37447)
Holiday, Florida
October 18, 2012 5:29pm CST
This is such and inspirational story. especially from someone whos survived cancer like myself. 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. 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. I never forget the honor I have of being so close to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom. Hope you enjoyed this! But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO0O0SAgPuc NOT A REFERRAL
1 person likes this
5 responses
@celticeagle (119872)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Oct 12
WOW! Made me tear up. Sure I liked it. Eagles, buffalo, wolves, elephants, mountain lions, and Falcon are probably my favorite of all animals on Earth. Your story was really something. It was like human helping animal helping human. Thank you so much for sharing this with me.
@bunnybon7 (37447)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Oct 12
you are welcome dear. i really like sharing good things once in a while.
1 person likes this
@celticeagle (119872)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Oct 12
And that it was.
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
27 Oct 12
hi bunnybon I just watched the video and its sooooo impressive. I believe there are such special connections between animals and people, more often than you think...... Hope you enjoy a great weekend. Hugs to you
@bunnybon7 (37447)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Oct 12
hope you are enjoying yours also and hope you enjoy wATCHING THESE FROM TIME to time like i do
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
20 Oct 12
That was a touching story. I was teary-eyed reading it till the end. Somethings are really unexplainable. But I am happy that both of you have found each other and was given a second chance in life. I wish you well!
@bunnybon7 (37447)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Oct 12
[Jeff personally. but you are right, its a very touching good experience.em]confused[/em]this is a story about something i found on the interneto. dnt know
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
19 Oct 12
This story is so very heart touching. Though you posted the story in text (thanks a million for this) I was still trying to see this video at You tube. And after an hour i have finally watched it completely thrice (I dont like the slow speed we have for internet during this time of the day). Definitely true that many of the illnesses are more dangerous because they play on the mind. i am glad to read this as the story does give me hope may Jeff and Freedom live healthy for many more yeas together
@bunnybon7 (37447)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Oct 12
sorry it was so hard to find the video dear. glad you finally enjoyed it. i thought about just posting the video but then figured some would not understand why i didnt explain.
• United States
19 Oct 12
I am so glad you broke that up or I would not be able to read it. I can't beleive how wonderful the connection was with them. I never would have thought that in a million years. This is such a great story all shoul read. I am sending it to my friend bj. she also beat cancer and she would love to read this post. thanks for posting it. this is the first post I read tonight. take care.
@bunnybon7 (37447)
• Holiday, Florida
19 Oct 12
im sorry it was as long as it was but its the only way it could be explained. im glad you see the good of the whole experience. hugs, bon