Thursday, October 7, 2010

In Memory of Thomas (Mr Strong) Musser

Thomas and his family are some of the people that I have had the honor of knowing and praying for via the Caring Bridge Website ( Thomas earned his angel wings on Oct 6, 2010 after a long battle with Leukemia while being treated at St Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tn.

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RIP have touched my heart and I will never forget you or your family!
From the latest entry on Thomas' Caring Bridge website...

Thomas Edwad Musser (Mr. Strong) passed into heaven Wednesday October 6, 2010 at 2:38pm at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. He was held by his parents and surrounded by the loving staff at the hospital.
Thomas was born August 8, 2001 and at the age of 3 ½ was diagnosed with leukemia. He fought hard and never complained. He enjoyed life to the fullest and was a testament to us all about hope, love and joy. He loved his family and friends. He loved school when he could attend. He loved baseball. He always said without a doubt in the world he was going to play for the Pittsburg Pirates when he grew up. He loved swimming and playing with his dogs. He loved playing with his brothers, they were his life-line.
His spirit and courage touched the lives of everyone he knew. His smile and wonderful hugs warmed the hearts of all of all he touched. His absence leaves a vast hole in our hearts.
To summarize his life with words would be impossible. The closest words that come to mind are Trust. He trusted his God, his family and the doctors. And Love, a pure love for family, friends and life that sickness could not break, pain could not shake and death cannot take away. In the midst of our sorrow we take comfort in the words of king David at the death of his son, that we will go to him one day.
Thomas is survived by his parents, Ed and Lisa Musser and brothers Matthew and Andrew. His grandparents Rector and Linda Currin of Sugar Grove, VA. Mike and Carol Musser of Rural Retreat. His Aunt Robin Musser of Abingdon, VA. Uncle Mick Musser and Aunt Melissa, cousins Garret, Abby and Ben of Rural Retreat. Uncle John Currin and Aunt Nancy, cousins Brian and Katie of Blacksburg, VA.
Over the years of his treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we grew close to many people we consider our family. The staff at the hospital cared for him as if he were their own. Thomas and our family have a special love for them all including Ching-Hon Pui, MD his primary leukemia doctor and Wing H. Leung, MD his bone marrow transplant doctor. In addition we grew to adore and love many of the nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, nurses and staff. There are to many to list. We are thankful for the many additional years they gave us with Thomas.

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