An Eagle Kissed!!! Beautiful.


H/T to my friend, Jim, Bless you Brother!

Very touching story, and they are both REAL fighters!! I’ve read a couple of stories about this guy and his birds, but this is new to me.
Not many people get a picture of this proud bird 
snuggled up next to them!


Freedom and Jeff
Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer. 
She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings.
Her left wing doesn’t open all the way even after surgery,
it was broken in 4 places.
She’s my baby.
When Freedom came in she could not stand 
and both wings were broken. She was
 
emaciated and covered in lice. We made the
 
decision to give her a chance at life, so I took
 
her to the vet’s office.
  From then 
on, I was always around her. We had her in a
 
huge dog carrier with the top off,
  and it 
was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to
 
lay in.
  I used to sit and talk to her, 
urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay
 
there looking at me with those big brown eyes.
 
We also had to tube feed her for weeks.

This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still 
couldn’t stand. It got to the point where the
 
decision was made to euthanize her
 if she couldn’t stand in a week. You know you don’t 
want to cross that line between torture and
 
rehab, and it looked like death was
 
winning.
  She was going to be put 
down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in
 
on that Thursday afternoon. I didn’t want to go
 
to the center that Thursday, because I couldn’t
 
bear the thought of her being euthanized;
 
but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone
 
was grinning from ear to ear. I went
 
immediately back to her cage; and there she was,
 
standing on her own, a big beautiful
 
eagle.
  She was ready to live.  I was 
just about in tears by then.
  That 
was a very good day.
 

We knew she could never fly,  so the director asked me to glove train her.
I got her used to the glove,
and then to jesses, and we started
doing education programs for schools
in western Washington .  
 We wound up in the newspapers, 
radio (believe it or not) and some
 
TV.
 Miracle Pets even did a show 
about us.

In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with 
non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I had stage 3,
 
which is not good (one major organ plus
 
everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of
 
chemo.
  Lost the hair – the whole 
bit.
  I missed a lot of work. When I 
felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey
 
and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would
 
also come to me in my dreams and help me fight
 
the cancer. This happened time and time again.

Fast forward to November 2000

the day after Thanksgiving,
I went in for my last checkup.
 
I was told that if the cancer was not
 
all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last
 
option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they
 did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for 
the results.
  I went in Monday, and I was 
told that all the cancer was gone.


 
So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and 
take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty
and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her
 
up, and we went out front to the top of the
 
hill.
  I hadn’t said a word to 
Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me
 
and wrapped both
her wings around me to where I
 
could feel them pressing in on my back
 
(I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she
 
touched my nose with her beak and stared into my
 
eyes, and we just stood there like that
 
for I don’t know how long .
  That was a 
magic moment.
  We have been soul mates ever 
since she came in.
  This is a very special bird.

On a side note:  I have had people who 
were sick come up to us when we are out, and
 
Freedom has some kind of hold on
 
them.
  I once had a guy who was 
terminal come up to us and
I let him hold her.
His knees just about buckled and he
 
swore he could feel her power course through his
 
body. I have so many stories like that..

I never forget the honor I have of being so close 
to such a magnificent spirit as
 
Freedom.

Hope you enjoyed this!

But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.
 
Isaiah 40:31
Cancer is a strange cell.
You can go along for years in remission
and then one day it pops its head up again.
If you ever have it you will never be free of it.
Pray for the day there will be a permanent cure.
A SMALL REQUEST…
93% won’t forward, but I’m Sure You Will. A small request…..Just one line Dear God, I pray that You will guide someone to find a cure for cancer in 2012 .In Jesus Name, Amen
All you are asked to do is keep this circulating. Even if it’s only to one more person.In memory of anyone you know who has been struck down by cancer or is still living with it
Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps,
If you are not willing to move your feet
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1 Response to An Eagle Kissed!!! Beautiful.

  1. Jeff you are an exceptional human being. I wish we could all be so great. Thanks

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