From the FanPosts. Thanks for sharing your story, ArrowheadUnDead. -Joel
I would first like to ask all of my fellow Chiefs fans to pray for my 10 year old son who is also a big Chiefs fan. Saturday night we had to rush him to The University of Iowa Hospital because they found a blood clot near his brain. He was taken to the ER in the first place because his eyes became crossed and he started seeing double for a reason we didn't know. He was rushed to U of I hospital where they performed a MRI and found a second clot towards the top of his head.
He is going through some very tough things but he is taking it like a soldier. I have not seen many tears fall from his eyes. I just ask that you pray for my little soldier.
I also wanted to tell you guys about a conversation I had a few minutes ago with one of our rookies -- My favorite Hawkeye and now my favorite Chief Tony Moeaki. This man with just a few comments made my son smile like I haven't seen in a long time.
I have Tony as a friend on Facebook and I made a comment to him about coming back to Iowa City to see his biggest fan who is sick at the U of I hospital with blood clots in his head. I told him my son is only 10 and going through hell right now. I didn't expect a response.
All of a sudden the IM tab lit up red and sure enough Tony responded.
He said he was sorry to hear that but he is in San Diego for an NFL function right now. He asked me to say Hi to my son and tell him to hang in there. He also said to tell him he will be thinking about him. I told him thanks a lot and I'm sure just those comments would make him smile and I appreciated the response. I also told him that I made a promise to my son Devon that I would bring him to Kansas City to see the Chiefs and Moeaki play and that was a promise I will keep.
Tony said no problem and to tell Devon he can't wait for him to come down.
This made my son smile from ear to ear. I haven't seen him smile like that for a long time. I told Tony we will be rooting for him to start. I hope some of you guys will too. This may not be a big deal to some of you but for just awhile my son is probably one of the happiest Chiefs fans out there. I for one think Tony Moeaki was a great pick up in the draft and I will be a longtime fan even if it is just because he made my little boy smile.
Thanks for reading this post.