Saturday, 18 August 2012 20:50 | Woodbridge, VA
Good Evening Eric and Family,
I have just seen the "final" video that was posted. Eric, you have so bravely fought a battle that many humans will never have to fight...while many of my fellow military brothers and sisters have fought in battles to protect the freedom of Americans and other countries, this is one battle that none of us would be able to fight as bravely as you have. And I salute you for this, also I salute you for fighting this battle in the public's eye for all to learn from, that cannot be easy either. However, you allowing every eye in the world to see into your life and your battle, may have been your soul purpose in this world...I know that you have impacted my life and from the other Guestbook signatures, you have impacted millions of others. I would like to thank you for that, this is a gift that only select individuals in this world can present if they so choose. And I promise you that I will send/share your story to every individual that I know now, in the future, or meet in passing, so that your "soul purpose" does not end.
Please do not be scared of dying...how can I say that, sitting here clearly alive, I know. But, from what I would like to believe that it is not scary and that we go to a place where it is peaceful, loving, and beautiful. I would also like to believe that you can then be able to watch over all of the people that you love at one time and protect them.
Finally, please do not say "Goodbye," tell the people that you love that you will see them later...I would like to believe that this is possible as well.
I am praying for you, your wife, your family, and friends....
Saturday, 18 August 2012 19:11 | Temecula
Eric and Cari,
I know that right now must be very difficult for both of you and your family. How wonderful that you have touched so many with your joys, struggles and challenges.
I only write to say this, Eric, your time here on earth is short. I pray that the many messages from other followers of Christ have caused you to place your trust in Him.
I will be praying for you and your family.
May God continue to Bless You!
Saturday, 18 August 2012 16:22 | Houston
Eric, please read this....
Eric, I just came across your goodbye video and I was very saddened.
Eric, you need to get right with God!
See, God offers us eternal life through Jesus Christ His Son.
If we turn from our sin and believe/trust in Jesus, He will cleanse us from all unrightousness and wash away all the sin we have ever commited against Him.
We all lived a life apart from God at one point , didn't care what God wanted from us and lived for ourselves alone... we all have lied, stolen, blasphemed God, disobeyed our parents, hated somebody , etc. you name it. But God send His only begotten Son, Jesus, to earth to save us. He did it in His own life's blood. On the cross He paid the fine for our sins.... he was punished in our stead. Our guilt was laid upon Him. He died- but on the third day he arose and defeated death! In exchange he gives us His righteousness, if we believe in Him. On the cross he did it all...there is nothing one can do to get to heaven, not by good deeds, or by confessions, etc. We can only be made right with God, through Jesus' sacrifice. He paid the price. What you got to do is , to trust in Him and His faithfulness. He did it at the cross, He died there for guilty sinners. For me and you. This should drive you to your knees. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) You need to repent, Eric (turn away from your sins and self toward God ) and trust in Jesus Christ alone for your Salvation. he will not push you away. He says " come unto me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest": . Give God, Jesus the Glory. Don't wait. You don't want to perish without the Saviour, Eric. Because there is eternal damnation in hell..... this is scary I know. But the situation here is urgent and you need to know the truth. Get on your knees today , Eric, and know where you will spend eternity. Let Jesus take all your fears away and trust in Him. Don't wait..... throw away your pride .....
I am praying for you, dear Eric.
Saturday, 18 August 2012 15:39 | Bowling Green Ky
Prayers for Eric
I just came across your video on You Tube for the 1st time. WOW, what an amazing young man you are. You are certainly a role model for so many. You have taught so many to cherish every moment that we have on this earth. I will pray for peace for you and your family. Sending hugs from KY
Saturday, 18 August 2012 12:27
Please Read Eric...
Eric and Cari,
How this must be such a sureal time for both of you. Ive just learned about you and watched Erics confession final. It broke my heart to see your pain and fear. I want to thank you for being so brave-for putting yourself out for us all to see. You've inspired me to be better, to enjoy life, every minute of it.
I cant imagine your position and how unfair, but there is a reason Eric. Not many could take what you been given and handle it so well. You have created a legacy and a bar for so many of us to even try to live up to. Do not fear young man, ask Jesus to take you home. There awaits something there for you that you can not imagine! The grace of God is so simple, ask for Jesus to become your Saviour and it is done! I held my grandmother in my arms as she passed away and although she too had been fearful, when the time came she looked up and smiled. There was no fight, no fear, she was painfree and happy as she crossed to the other side.
I am sorry if this seems simple. I feel responsible to tell you that your Maker awaits for you and Heaven will rejoice when you arrive! It is your beautiful wife and family that this will affect much more than you when the time comes.
I will pray for your courage and that the pain be managable until you are able to start enjoying your "real" life, the rest of your life, which will be fantastic and eternal!
God Bless you young man and I will pray for you and your family!
Saturday, 18 August 2012 08:47
You are such as inspiration! I want you to know that you've impacted my life. I will strive to live a life of selflessness and love. Thank you for touching my heart and making me want more out of life. I will continue to pray for you and your family. God bless you!
Friday, 17 August 2012 22:40 | NJ
I have just learned about your life story and find you to be a huge inspiration in the way life is meant to be lived by all...in the present moment!
Even though your physical body has been invaded by "bad guys," you have not allowed them to penetrate your spirit!!! I am so very touched by your optimism, your strength, and perseverance! Thank you for sharing your life with us!
May God bless you and may Jesus provide healing from your physical wounds as he guides you on your continued spiritual journey!
Love, Light, and Peace!
Friday, 17 August 2012 15:33 | Union Grove, WI
Prayers for Eric
I have prayed for you since I first heard about your illness a couple of years ago. I am also the mom that sent you some Bible tracts about Jesus. I have always wondered if you came to place your trust and faith in Christ Jesus. He is the only one who can forgive us our sins and give us eternal life. Maybe you have already received that free gift from God, but if not, I pray with all of my heart, that you will. I hope you or someone reading this can answer my question for me.
I am so very sorry both for you and your family that you are not doing well. Praise the Lord that He offers us much more than just this life.
With love in Christ Jesus,
Friday, 17 August 2012 14:47 | Charlotte, NC
Eric, like so many others I first "met" you through your YouTube video. There's nothing I can add as I share all the heartfelt comments being posted.
I am sorry to learn you have posted your last video, and I would hope you know we are her to support your journey whether you post or not.
Thank you for touching my life, our lives. You have shown us strength, dignity, compassion, love, and how to fight the fight. Godspeed to you and your loved ones.
Friday, 17 August 2012 13:32
Just today I found your story/video entry. I'm in awe of your bravery. YOU are what a role model looks like.