Ok folks this is a real heart-breaker but such a wonderful story that I read about yesterday on Facebook and I just have to share it with all of cyberspace. So get ready to cry a river and have your tissue box handy than read on.
June 20, 2013
Cody Green was a 12-year boy in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months of age. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps. as he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his immune system and he developed a fungus infection that attacked his brain.
As he struggled to fend off that infection in the hospital, the Marines wanted to show how much they respected his will to live, his strength, honor and courage. The Marines presented Cody with Marine navigator wings and named him an honorary member of the <a class=”zem_slink” title=”United States Marine Corps” href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Marine_Corps” target=”_blank” rel=”wikipedia”>United States Marine Corps. But for one Marine, that wasn’t enough. So that night, before Cody Green passed away, he took it upon himself to stand guard at Cody’s hospital door all night long, 8 hours straight.