A picture can say a thousand words, but this one says so much more. The image was posted by Veronica de la Cruz. It is a thank you note to Trent Reznor from Veronica’s incredibly sick brother, Eric.
What do you do when the government bureaucracy interferes with saving the life of your brother and the doctors say, “You are two years too late?” What do you do when the healthcare system isn’t willing to lend a hand? You use the channels available to you and turn to the community to see if anyone is willing to listen and help. That is precisely what Veronica did. In response, the community, including Trent Reznor and the members of Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction, has been swept by this moving, tearjerker of a story.
A love for sibling is a special one. As I have come to know more about the struggles of Eric de la Cruz, I have been incredibly touched by this story. But I am not going to try to retell it here. I wouldn’t give it the justice it deserves. After learning about Eric, his illness, and the struggle to survive, this image might make you shed a tear or two.
If you are interested in learning more about #Eric (the hashtag used on Twitter), then I implore you to click on the following links: Lifegiverproject.org, WeLoveEric.com, and Tweet4eric.com.