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The power of the eyes.

The power of eyes are amazing.

Over Christmas I had a chance to visit an uncle who suffers from ALS.  He’s eighty years old and can’t speak or move any part of his body…except his eyes.  I watched as my cousin aligned a high tech i-pad looking thing in front of him, complete with a camera that focused on his pupils.  Using just the gaze from his eyes at a keypad on the screen he was able to spell basic words that produced communication allowing him to ask for his glasses and say thanks for coming.  I was exceptionally impressed.  Not only with the technology, but the ability of the human spirit to keep pushing through.  He only had his eyes and that was all that was needed to connect.

Look at these eyes.  This is Chris’ friend Devon that had a tattoo put on his arm to remember Chris forever.  Those are powerful eyes that say a lot.  Respect for a friend and determination to move forward in a positive way.

I will always remember Chris’ eyes.  They were beautiful, strong, powerful, a little mischievous sometimes but always full of love.

We luv ya kid.

As we come to 10 months without you here in your physical body, there is NOT A DAY OR HOUR we don’t think about you.

We know you are with us in spirit.

Chris with lax friends, Jan 2010 at SFU/BMS awards dinner

By Randy Friesen

Randy Friesen is a business strategist, manager and educator based in Vancouver, BC and Detroit, Michigan. He is also a husband and father. He loves the creative process and is active in creating art and music.

One reply on “The power of the eyes.”

We know you are with us in sprite. That is beautiful. I was thinking the other day, if God says they are all looking down on us, cheering us on! You would think that God would also give them ear to hear our prayer! Love you Chris only you and people like you make an impact on the world!

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