Brenden Foster: 'I had a great time'

Brenden Foster: ‘I had a great time’

By Elisa Jaffe
Nov 21, 2008 at 5:02 PM PST

The day I met Brenden Foster, I met an old soul in an 11 year old’s body.

“I should be gone in a week or so,” he said calmly.

When I asked him what he thought were the best things in life, Brenden said, “Just having one.”

I didn’t understand how this child, who was a year younger than my own son, could be so courageous facing death.

“It happens. It’s natural,” Brenden told me.

Three years ago, doctors diagnosed Brenden with leukemia. The boy who once rushed through homework so he could play outside found himself confined to a bed. But there was no confining his spirit.

“I had a great time. And until my time comes, I’m going to keep having a great time,” he said.

Brenden’s selfless dying wish was to help the homeless.

“They’re probably starving, so give’em a chance,” he said, “food and water.”

Saints Still Walk Among Us! Wow!

I saw a tv news interview with this boy before he died; he was so open and pragmatic about his sickness and death. What a gift he was and what a gift he gave! His funeral took place on the Feast of St. Nicholas…pretty appropriate.

This is inspiring!

And the Angels took him into Paradise.:angel1:

And a child leads us yet again. :heart:

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