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Family of 12 year old Huntsville boy says their goodbyes - flu complications
I can not fricking imagine.

Keep this family in your prayers. Reading this makes me sad in ways I couldn't imagine before becoming a parent.


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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The family of a 12-year-old Huntsville boy said their final goodbyes late Monday night after he had been on life support after suffering complications from the flu. Aaron Masterson, a student at Huntsville Junior High, passed away on Monday night. The Rev. John Mullaney of Monte Sano Methodist Church met with Aaron and his family on Sunday. On Tuesday, Mullaney said, “His family said their final goodbyes around midnight. He was wheeled into the organ donation center and is finally at peace.”
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Damn man....


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colorchangintiger
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re: Family of 12 year old Huntsville boy says their goodbyes - flu complications
That sucks. Had a guy in my office die from the Flu a few years back. Perfectly healthy on Wednesday and then dead a week later.


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re: Family of 12 year old Huntsville boy says their goodbyes - flu complications
That’s rough. I read that 20% of the kids that died got the flu shot. What else can you do? That would ruin me.


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That would ruin me.

Yep. I would never be the same. I'd want to die as well.


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He was wheeled into the organ donation center and is finally at peace.”

Do they harvest organs of people who die of infectious diseases?


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re: Family of 12 year old Huntsville boy says their goodbyes - flu complications
This kid also has cystic fibrosis, which I suspect played a large roll in this. I have lots of friends who know this family well. Very sad.


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My grandparents had a child die at this age from hydrocephalus 50 years ago. Remember looking at family pictures with them probably 10 years ago (40 years after he passed). When he stopped showing up in pictures, they had no interest in continuing. Knowing my grandmother would see him again when she died 8 years ago brought me peace.


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momentoftruth87
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re: Family of 12 year old Huntsville boy says their goodbyes - flu complications
Very sad. I couldn't imagine losing one of my children.

All that boy wanted to do was run around and laugh I bet.

I couldnt imagine as a parent either telling your son/daughter goodbye.


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This kid also has cystic fibrosis
Yeh, that played a huge part


Talk about an awful sickness as well. You have what looks like a perfectly healthy kid, and you know in the back of your head they will likely die before they ever reach 35


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TDsngumbo
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I couldnt imagine as a parent either telling your son/daughter goodbye

I don't know what would be harder -- having to say goodbye knowing it's your last time talking to them or not being able to comfort their fear knowing it's the last time they're talking to you.

My God. frick this thread, I know I made it but frick this thread. I'm going back to work.


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re: Family of 12 year old Huntsville boy says their goodbyes - flu complications
Damn, that is just terrible.


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Aaron was born with cystic fibrosis


Main culprit in this incident.

A lot of kids who do unfortunately pass away from the flu usually have some sort of pre existing condition.

Couldn't even imagine. Prayers for this kid and the family.


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Awful! This flu season is horrendous.


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Dont post this shit


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tiggerthetooth
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Perfectly healthy on Wednesday and then dead a week later.


Im guessing he wasn't entirely "perfectly healthy". That's my 2 cents. Had be some underlying condition that made the disease worse.


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There have been 53 pediatric deaths resulting from flu and associated complications so far this season per the CDC.


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tiggerthetooth
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A lot of kids who do unfortunately pass away from the flu usually have some sort of pre existing condition.




This is what I think too. But you have people coming in here that act like there are healthy people just dropping dead from the flu. It absolutely scares people but it's not really true and i wish people would give the public all the facts.


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re: Family of 12 year old Huntsville boy says their goodbyes - flu complications
A child should never predecease his parents, I cant even imagine it.


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My Paternal Grandmother lost two children. She talked about it very little (German Stock). My Father was the first child to survive passed 5 years old. He was the golden child to her. He deserved it, he was a great man.


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