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Let's decorate Eric's hospital room! if u want to post an address for cards, banners, etc. for Eric, feel free:
Hedrich Creative Group,
306 Montgomery Ln,
Glenview, IL 60025

i set up a toll-free # 4 ppl 2 call & leave a short mssge I'll try 2 compile & get 2 Eric. its 888-880-4980.

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2. Pray. Prayer is big.

3 . Advocate. Sign the petition at HCAN. There's been a flub in the system and unfortunately Eric, like many others, have fallen through the cracks. Our leaders need to be made aware that we need change and they need to do the right thing.

4. Become an Organ Donor Too many people die each year waiting for an organ transplant. Consider becoming an organ donor by visiting Donate Life America.

5. Donate $1. or more to the LifeGiver Project, the proceeds of which benefit Eric De La Cruz and/or other heart transplant patients in his situation (see below for more information).

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| Daly Kos Denying a Public Option Denies Life for #Eric De La Cruz and Others | Brother of journalist Veronica De La Cruz awaits heart transplant | Tweeple Magazine Trent Reznor uses Ticket Sales for Donations to Save Eric De La Cruz | KTNV ABC 13 Action News Eric De La Cruz still battles for his life | Blabbermouth JANE'S ADDICTION Offers Prize For Heart Transplant Fundraisers | Shock Hound Jane's Addiction Take NIN's Fundraising Effort To Heart | CMJ Jane's Addiction, NIN, Tony Hawk's Big Hearts Save A Dying One | NME Jane's Addiction to play private backstage shows on tour | Entertainment Weekly Jane's Addiction join Trent Reznor's fund-raising for fan's heart transplant | Billboard Jane's Addiction Joins Trent Reznor's Transplant Charity Push | Healthbolt Using Twitter to Help Get a Heart | The Spectator Trent Reznor tweets to save a life | PCWorld Twitter Friends Raise Cash for Heart Transplant | Wonder Wall Trent Reznor raises $860k for man in need of a heart transplant | Chart Attack Trent Reznor Helps Fund Heart Transplant | Bnet The 12 Ways Twitter Will Transform the Media Business | Huffington Post Trent Reznor Helps Save Life On Twitter | Switched Rock Bands Use Twitter to Raise $850K for Fan's Heart Transplant | Contente NIN em campanha para transplante | Spinner Trent Reznor Raises Over $850,000 for Man's Heart Transplant | Mashable Trent Reznor And Twitter Help Raise over $850,000 for Fan in Need | Spike Trent Reznor Trying to Save Lives Through Twitter | Efe Eme Trent Reznor recauda dinero para un trasplante | Side Line Nine Inch Nails fan fundraise huge success | TVNewser From Trent Reznor to Tony Hawk: Help Pouring in for Eric De La Cruz | Velvet Trent Reznor megment egy szívbeteg fiút | Paste Magazine NIN's Trent Reznor Raises More Than $645k for Fan in Need | Music Link I fan dei Nine Inch Nails finanziano un trapianto di cuore | RollingStone (DE) Nine Inch Nails: Trent Reznor sammelt Geld für einen Herzkranken | Side Line Meet Nine Inch Nails backstage and help out Eric De La Cruz with a heart transplant | Celebrity Cafe Trent Reznor Raises $542K for NIN Fan in Need | Digital Spy NIN fans raise thousands for heart transplant | Thrash Hits Trent Reznor: Still Awesome | ig musica NIN arrecado dinheiro para transplante de coraçăo | The Trip Wire UPDATE: Trent Reznor Has Helped Raise Over $446k For Hopeful Heart Transplant Recipient In One Day | 20 minutos Nine Inch Nails consigue 260.000 dólares para trasplantar el corazón de un joven | bNet Flash: Twitter, Nine Inch Nails Raise $446,020 for Eric | NME Nine Inch Nails fans raise thousands for heart transplant | Hug Trent Reznor, Save a Life; NIN Raises Money For Nevada Man's Heart Transplant | ContactMusic NINE INCH NAILS - REZNOR RAISES THOUSANDS FOR HEART TRANSPLANT MAN WITH NINE INCH NAILS INCENTIVES | RollingStone News Ticker: T.I., Nine Inch Nails | KTNV ABC 13 Action News Judge approves man for Medicare in hopes of getting him a heart transplant | bNet Media Nine Inch Nails, Twitter, and Eric De La Cruz | The Trip Wire You Can Hang Out With Nine Inch Nails And Jane's Addiction For A Small Donation | Live Daily Nine Inch Nails help man in need of heart transplant | A man in need deserves bands indeed | TwentyFourBit Trent Reznor Asks for Donations to Save Dying Man | KTNV ABC 13 Action News Judge to decide if man dying of heart failure gets Medicare | Twitter helping CNN anchor Veronica De La Cruz get heart | KTNV ABC 13 Action News Young man needs a new heart, but insurance won't cover costs | Las Vegas Now 8 Eyewitness News Woman Takes Brother's Health Care Fight to Twitter | PRWeb Twitter Boosts CNN Reporter's Fight to Save Her Brother's Life | bNet Media Twitter Joins CNN Reporter's Fight to Save Her Brother's Life |

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Contribution Information
Veronica De La Cruz has started the Life Giver Project in conjunction with Storeydreams Foundation, Inc. She hopes and prays that your donation will help breathe life into Eric as well as others. Storeydreams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity in Beverly Hills, CA (Phone 562-590-7900) listed under IRS Publication 78. Tax-id number is 95-4295220.

June 18, 2009

Mary Kay Evans LCSW tweets on from web

@VeronicaDLCruz The Sisters of St Joseph have asked 4 special Mass 4 #ERIC in Orange County, Sister Thersa just confimed,

Nickizzle tweets on from web
Just updated my license online 2 donate my organs and tissues when I die. Thank you 2 @VeronicaDLCruz for posting a reminder and link! #eric

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry
Can we have a prayer circle again at 6p? Wherever u r at that time, take a moment and send positive energy 2#Eric. Wish him a full recovery

Jason Purcell tweets on from web
@VeronicaDLCruz Arranged mass 4 #Eric @ St.Luke's in Ocean City, MD where I live & can attend. Saturday @ 5:15p.m.

Liliana tweets on from web
if U want 2 request #Catholic mass 4 #Eric's intention U can do it ONLINE, one place (of many) is @VeronicaDLCruz

Maryke tweets on from Tweetie
@veronicadlcruz Thank you so much for the update! #Eric and you and your mom are in my prayers. 2 Cor 1:3-7.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation. He consoles us in all our tribulation, so that we too may be able to console those who are in any kind of distress, through the exhortation by which we also are being exhorted by God. For just as the Passion of Christ abounds in us, so also, through Christ, does our consolation abound. So, if we are in tribulation, it is for your exhortation and salvation, or if we are in consolation, it is for your consolation, or if we are exhorted, it is for your exhortation and salvation, which results in the patience endurance of the same passion which we also endure. So may our hope for you be made firm, knowing that, just as you are participants in the suffering, so also shall you be participants in the consolation.
ooc: beautiful

Michelle Tornay tweets on from TweetDeck

@VeronicaDLCruz My kids and I will be praying along with everyone and sending positive thoughts for #Eric.

ME (with a B) tweets on from UberTwitter
@VeronicaDLCruz I'm following you for news abt #Eric, & added the Eric banner in support. My prayers for strength are w/you & your family.

June 17, 2009

Sudha Jamthe tweets on from TweetDeck

@gurupanguji ping me if U have anything 2 share abt grassroots twttr efforts, I wnt 2 share tweets at #140conf tom #BottomUpInnovation
@sujamthe (grassroots efforts on twitter) About May 13, 2009 @Veronicadlcruz came to Twitter to share her experience re: her brother, Eric. (cont'd..) @sujamthe @Ericdlcruz is a 27 yr old man who was living in Nevada, in dire need of a heart transplant. However, he was caught in 'red tape'. (cont'd..) @sujamthe He had been waiting & refused for Medicare for several yrs & was not due to be heard by a judge for 1 more yr.He would have died. (cont'd..) @sujamthe To transfer to another state,a patient must have Medicare.A small group of us on Twitter,worked with Veronica to publicize 4 Eric. (cont'd..) @sujamthe Via Twitter, the word spread more broadly, to TV news & blogs.A judge approved Eric's medicare on 5/21/09 & Eric flew 2 a CA Hosp. (cont'd..) @sujamthe Also during that time,Trent Reznor of the band @NineInchNails, joined the cause & with his fans donations,raised $900,000 for Eric (cont'd..) @sujamthe Next #Eric needed emergency surgery & is slowly recovering,to hopefully become well enough to be added 2 the heart transplant list (cont'd..) @sujamthe Due to the long delay in obtaining Medicare, #Eric 's health is now extremely poor, & his sister & mother & many, pray day by day (cont'd..) @sujamthe Without the synergy of positive energy created through many concerned ppl on Twitter,it's unlikely that #Eric would be alive today (cont'd..) @sujamthe In this case, a loving caring family, Twitter, and timing, meant everything. #eric (cont'd..) @sujamthe Further info re: #Eric & Healthcare Reform can be found at & & by following @veronicadlcruz
ooc: a story worth telling over, and over again

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck

Hi Friends....absolutely exhausted, but thought I would take a minute to write. #Eric has been very sick as of late, I think I explained (cont'd..) that to you in my last update. There are some sensitive things I can't really discuss, but I want you to know that what's positive out of (cont'd..) all this is #Eric is deeply sedated and is resting. He is still battling pneumonia and the doctors are worried because he has become (cont'd..) resistant to one of the antibiotics they've been using. So he is in major protective isolation, gowns, masks, gloves, lots of hand sanitizer (cont'd..) u name it. He currently has two nurses assigned to him right now. The doctors are working hard to see that he pulls through and I believe (cont'd..) he will. He has a fantastic nurse named Eamon, who I know #Eric loves and I do too. Eamon keeps saying -- we will fight this and win -- (cont'd..) we have no other choice! And I believe he is right. I put my trust in all the doctors and nurses right now. I think they r doing a gr8 job. (cont'd..) But most importantly I put my trust in God. I had a really good, long conversation with my friend Tim Storey tonight. (cont'd..) He quoted a verse from the bible. Luke 12:6. " What is the price of five sparrows? A couple of pennies? (TBC) (cont'd..) Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; (cont'd..) you are more valuable to him than a whole flock of sparrows". (Luke 12:6) Tim wanted to remind me that God is listening. That he cares . (cont'd..) And he cares about all of us. And doesn't forget about any of us. Which is why you have to have faith. Even when it feels like he may not (cont'd..) be listening or he doesn't hear you. Sister Teresa, the hospital chaplain comes by #Eric's room everyday to pray. We hold hands and we all (cont'd..) pray around #Eric's bed. Her message is always very clear. She always tells #Eric not to give up. We all repeat it. As loud as we can. (cont'd..) Even tho he is sedated, I know he can hear me. So I tell him to stay strong, and brave and keep fighting. He can make it thru this. (cont'd..) I am working my absolute hardest at being strong. Strong for #Eric, strong for myself, Mom. I come into his room everyday and I immediately (cont'd..) start crying, because I hate to see #Eric like this. I don't even recognize him as a person anymore. And I really miss him. I miss talking (cont'd..) to him. I miss laughing and joking. I miss him. But I am hoping this all will pass and he won't ever remember how sick he was (cont'd..) and someday I will be there at his wedding and then playing with his kids and watching him lead a happy, healthy and normal (cont'd..) life. I am looking forward to that day. In the meantime, I've been scolded by more than one person for not taking care of myself. (cont'd..) Tonight Tim reminded me of what they tell you on a plane -- to put your oxygen mask on first before you put it on your child. I've been (cont'd..) battling the flu and am still trying to recover. I have a horrible cough, so tonight I am going to rest and stay in bed and take care of (cont'd..) me. Maybe it sounds weird but Tim was saying - Veronica, you have a lot of people praying for #Eric, perhaps you should ask them to pray (cont'd..) me. Maybe it sounds weird but Tim was saying - Veronica, you have a lot of people praying for #Eric, perhaps you should ask them to pray (cont'd..) for you too. Pray for strength so you can stay strong for #Eric and your Mom. So with that, I am going to try to get some rest, (cont'd..) watch Family Guy, pray to God and think positive and happy thoughts for #Eric. I want to thank you for your love and support (cont'd..) and am always inspired by your prayers and positive energy. Your tweets keep me going. More soon. G'night. xoxo

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web

I am having a hard time sleeping. Someone asked me tonight if #Eric is a believer and it reminded me of the way #Eric prays...when he prays (cont'd..) he always asks God to put those less fortunate before him, even in the state he is in. To pay attn to others before him, bc that is the kind (cont'd..) of person #Eric is. I have continued to ask God for those things because I know #Eric would want it that way. I am praying for him and know (cont'd..) God is with him right now. #ERIC

June 16, 2009

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry

Need some hope&inspiration this am. If u've lived thru /witnessed a medical miracle, pls share. Esp wuld like 2 hear 4m transplnt recipients

Lauren Kolligs tweets on from Tweetie
Don't forget #ERIC today. smile thanks.

The NIN Hotline tweets on from TweetDeck
Details on second wave of #Eric auctions -

Danny tweets on from TweetDeck
Dear Lord, my prayer to you, Look after your son Eric De La Cruz. Grant him the strength and will to overcome this obstacle. #Eric (cont'd..) Let him live to see the change he has brought to this world. Let him witness the love he has generated. #Eric (cont'd..) Allow him to join his sister by her side as an advocate and not a martyr. Let Eric be a LIVING instrument of change this nation needs. #Eric (cont'd..) Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers. Amen. #Eric

siahoney tweets on from txt
God, please watch over #eric and heal him and St. Anthony, please find #eric a heart. We all love him&hoping 4 a miracle. #EricTwitterArmy

Aileen tweets on from TwitPic - Thanks to Michelle Equality Chon for making these #Eric Tibetan prayer flags (via Facebook)

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck
Have been extremely busy today at the hospital and they've called in a bunch of different specialists. I have been reluctant to post (cont'd..) until we know things for sure....I will send an update later tonight after we've had a chance to speak with all the doctors #Eric

Bob Orech tweets on from web
@VeronicaDLCruz Stay strong and #Eric is my family's thoughts and prayers.

Prayer by @organdonor4life:
I come to you tonight with a broken heart..My heart aches for Eric, Paul and their families. I ask you tonight to please place your healing hands on these precious Angels. Please heal them from the top of their head to the soles of their feet..I also ask that you be with the families..Please God let them know that they are never alone..Please grace them with your presence.. Divine Physician and Healer of the sick, we turn to you in this time of illness. O dearest comforter of the troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in your hands. We place our sick under your care and humbly ask that you restore your servant to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge your will and know that whatever you do, you do for the love of us. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer by @toni1689:
Lord as i come to you one more time, with nothing in my hands i bring, but simple to your old rugged cross i cling.You are our healer our rock in a weary land our comfort, a shelter in the time of storm!! And so lord, I'm asking for you to be the great physician dear God for #tara #eric and #paul you are the great healer and the great I am that I am. You brought daniel out of the lions den and led your people out of bondage.You said trust you their father god, and so we are. Work a miracle in their lives,dispatch your angels all around them dear god to bring them comfort during this time. You see and know that #eric and #tara need you @ this time dear lord, and so im asking that you reveal yourself unto them and let them know that you hear their cries along with their families. Lord we believe their will be a miracle and your name will be glorified and magnified. Amen
Borrowed poem posted by @angels510:
There are times in life
When you feel as if the earth
Has opened up
And swallowed you whole . . .
And you seriously doubt
If you'll ever stop hurting.
And it's then that you need
To realize you can't
"Make everything all right."
All you can do is survive,
One hour at a time,
Then one day at a time.
But you are not alone. There are many who care about you
And are ready to lend you their strength
When yours is all gone.

So hang on, because the sun
Will rise again . . .
And though you'll
Never forget,
You will survive this
And go on.

Tania Risko tweets on from TwitterFon
Called my congress woman about the HELP bill and filled her in on #Eric let's hope it helps

tiptona tweets on from TweetDeck
goodnight moon. endless prayers and love for #Eric

June 15, 2009

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck

Been in the hospital most of the day and I have to tell you, it takes everything I have inside not to cry. #Eric is still on a respirator (cont'd..) and not speaking. His eyes are swollen and puffy and pretty much glued shut. He has red dots (pimples?) on his eyes and forehead. The nurses (cont'd..) say its because his platelet count is low. They are currently giving him platelets on top of transfusing him. Anyway you slice it, #Eric is (cont'd..) very sick. Even the nurses are starting to say that. I stood behind one of the doctors yesterday and counted the number of times she said (cont'd..) it while rounding. She was briefing the other doctors and she said -- here we have a patient named "Eric De La Cruz....." (cont'd..) "......and he is very, very, very sick" Three times. She said it three times. #Eric is still bleeding internally so they sent him for more (cont'd..) CT scans today. We are waiting for the doctors to discuss the results with us again, bc guess where they are? If you guessed the O/R again, (cont'd..) u r right. When the doctors and nurses see us in the hall, they mostly tell us to go home and get some sleep. (Maybe bc they don't (cont'd..) have anything else to say at this point?) Mom does look beaten down, and I try to write, because sometimes it's the only thing I know (cont'd..) how to do and it's cathartic. (cont'd..) Here is a picture of me in the waiting room today, writing on my laptop, waiting for #Eric's test results:
(cont'd..) Someone also put his stuffed animals back up on his VAD the right way. (cont'd..) Maybe it's just me, but it seems like his stuffed animals even look scared #ERIC
(cont'd..) I love #Eric so much. I watch his face and even tho he isn't awake, he looks beautiful and peaceful. I am praying that God is keeping him (cont'd..) comfortable thru all of this, esp right now when everyone keeps telling me how sick he is. I am praying he gets over this pneumonia, and (cont'd..) they are able to stop the bleeding. It's been maybe more than a week now and I still can't believe they can't figure it out. (cont'd..) Sitting, waiting for the next round of test results. Keep #Eric in your prayers. Thanks xo

Jason Purcell tweets on from web
Those in Boston area, mass for #Eric @ St. Mary's Chapel on campus of BC @ 8 AM tomorrow
@esquire666 TY for organizing mass 4 #Eric in Boston. I would like 2organize mass in other areas2. Would like as many 2 pray 4 Eric as poss

Randy Talley tweets on from twhirl

Jennifer Brenner tweets on from TweetDeck
PRAY4#ERIC PleaseRT @siahoney: new @VeronicaDLCruz update on #eric @ keep up your prayers for #eric's speedy recovery

Nick Nash tweets on from web
He is officially on my prayer list, V. RT @VeronicaDLCruz keep #ERIC in ur thoughts/prayers --

Tania Risko tweets on from web
Please lets pray for #Eric and his family they need our strength and support

2zen2 tweets on from web
Saying prayers for Eric! RT @VeronicaDLCruz - Sitting, waiting for the next round of test results. Keep #Eric in your prayers. Thanks xo

Amber Schaecher tweets on from TwitPic - #Eric is on my prayer board, @VeronicaDLCruz. He is in all of our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

siahoney tweets on from TweetDeck
TY 4 all UR RT's! I've been busy 2night but my prayers R w/ #ERIC #TARA #PAUL & TWITTER ARMY<-Love and Strength XOXO

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck
It's beautiful. TY! RT @TheExpert: For @veronicadlcruz and for #eric This is one of my favorite poems. (Please RT)
I Carry Your Heart with Me
I carry your herat with me (I carry it in
my heart) I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear
no fate (for you are my fate, mysweet) I want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

E.E. Cummings

June 14, 2009

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from web

We are getting ready to leave for the hospital again this AM. I am worn out, still sick and not functioning well. Passed out pretty much all (cont'd..) day in the waiting room, hoping the doctors would have some answers for us.Even after #Eric's scope in the morning, they still weren't quite (cont'd..) sure what was going on, which is why they took #Eric for a few more tests. Besides his stomach/esophagus, they also wanted to look at his (cont'd..) lungs and heart so he had a bronchioscopy w/poss biopsy done, as well as a round of CT scans. It was a production getting him moved to the (cont'd..) floor that does CT scans because he is hooked up to about 5 machines right now, so they had to transport him and all the equipment, which (cont'd..) took a team of people to do. And since he isn't breathing on his own right now, my Mom was worried that they wouldn't be able to move him (cont'd..) along with the respirator. The VAD is a pretty large machine as well. So needless to say, they had their hands full, trying to move #Eric & (cont'd..) all the equipment. By the time they brought #Eric back, someone had come in with an aneurysm and all the doctors disappeared into the O/R (cont'd..) for pretty much the rest of the night. I noticed someone had put #Eric's stuffed animals back on his VAD a different way too. (cont'd..) I will probably have to fix them later. Please pray4 the best. Anxious2hear test results. Another update soon. xo

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry

The doctors were here until 2a w yesterdays surgery, they've now been in with another one. The nurses want the doctor 2 go over the CT scans (cont'd..) With us so we are still here....waiting.We just ate lunch in the caf (which was stereotypical horrible hospital food),now we are back in the (cont'd..) waiting room, wedged into a corner because a girl who just got a pacemaker put in has her whole family here (and when I say whole family, (cont'd..) I mean whole family -- there are 15 people here and they talk loudly while me and Mom try to sleep, its kind of a nightmare). They've been (cont'd..) here for the past two days. I am waiting for the doctors to get out of surgery and am starting to get impatient. #Eric is still sedated and (cont'd..) as far as I can tell, is comfortable right now. #Eric

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TwitterBerry
RT @misstdoe @VeronicaDLCruz and how are You feeling? VDLC: exhausted w/ a cough. Wearing 2 masks and a pair of gloves 2 avoid contamination

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck

The doctors are finally out and have briefed us on #Eric's test results. They were worried about something they had spotted in #Eric's lung (cont'd..) It turns out #Eric has pneumonia in his right lung. They have already started treating it, but we are going to limit visitors for awhile (cont'd..) and won't go into his room either, just watch him from behind the window. There are a few other complications that I can't really discuss, (cont'd..) but on the good side -- Eric has had some kidney output today and a bowel movement, which he hasn't done for awhile. The doctors see both of (cont'd..) these as victories. In the meantime they are going to keep him sedated so they urged us to get out of the hospital for awhile. They reminded (cont'd..) us that this is a marathon, not a sprint and there is a lot of work that still needs to be done. I am feeling a little numb, so I think (cont'd..) we will leave the hospital for awhile.My mom wants2go2church so I think we'll go and find one in the area. Thx again4all ur love&support....

lisa henry tweets on from TwitterFon
@VeronicaDLCruz I think about u and your family a lot. Stay strong for #eric. Demand excellence from the staff. It's their job.

Jennifer Brenner tweets on from TweetDeck
@VeronicaDLCruz Just got back from NYC; 1st thing I did was read your update about #Eric. FEEL better smile I hope the tests give u answers.

Tania Risko tweets on from TwitterFon
God plz hold #Eric @VeronicaDLCruz and their mother in ur arms. Let's come together and pray for #Eric twitter army!!!

belairmagazine tweets on from web
RT @EliteTravelGal @VeronicaDLCruz Veronica I have been following ur tweets & my heart goes out to u & ur family. #Eric

Tania Risko tweets on from TwitPic - @jesseluna I made sure to show my support for #Eric and spread the word

Jackie W. Carr tweets on from web
@VeronicaDLCruz I keep u, #Eric &ur family in my prayers! I hv a lil' bro 2 & would do anything for him!Don't lose hope & get well soon! posts this story Brother of journalist Veronica De La Cruz awaits heart transplant

June 13, 2009

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck

The doctors have been in the O/R with an emergency surgery on another patient all night. #Eric's CT scans/test results are back, (cont'd..) but we need the doctors to get thru all the info so we can find out what is going on. #Eric is still intubated, but sedated so (cont'd..) even tho we are anxious to hear what is going on, it looks like we are going to have to call it a day. We'll have another update tomorrow xo

Annemarie Smith tweets on from web
My thoughts and prayers are with you @VeronicaDLCruz. All my tweeps, prayer is powerful in numbers, so let's come together. #Eric

Hayden Dane tweets on from web
#eric Thinking of you, Eric, and hoping you make a speedy recovery.

chris armstrong tweets on from Tweetie
@VeronicaDLCruz my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and #eric as always

Jason Purcell tweets on from web
Stopped by the local church on way home from Sk8 park opening and(even tho not religious) lit 2 candles...1 for my Mom (rip) and 1 for #Eric

June 12, 2009

divine_debris tweets on from web

@VeronicaDLCruz Whee, finally got the #Eric banner to work! We gave TR a big collection of Get Well cards for #Eric on Sunday!

Danny tweets on from txt
Waiting 4 flight 2 meet @w0lver 4 #nin in Charlotte. Wearing #Eric tshirt! Been asked twice about it. Spreadin the word old school style!

Veronica De La Cruz tweets on from TweetDeck

Hi friends, back from the hospital and it was another long & hard day. #Eric is not doing so well right now. (cont'd..) He's been really struggling to breathe, so they intubated him again. He's back on a breathing respirator. (cont'd..) They also have not been able to stop the bleeding and they are very worried. So tomorrow morning they will scope him. Again. (cont'd..) It has been a long, hard day for both me and Mom. Mom has been sleeping in the hospital. I got to see #Eric again 4 the 1st time and stood (cont'd..) outside his window with a mask/gloves on (staff wasnt too excited about me coming 2 visit w flu) and watched him. After they intubated him (cont'd..) they kept him sedated so he could sleep. After awhile, one of his nurses tried to wake him for me so he could see that I was there (cont'd..) bc he had asked about me earlier. He barely opened his eyes&tried 2 raise his hand, but couldn't. The nurse raised their hand 4 him instead (cont'd..) I just stood outside his window and cried. The doctors&nurses tried2get me to go home and told me to sleep so I would recover from my cold. (cont'd..) Someone had rearranged some of the stuff in his room. They put the palm tree that I had hung on the bathroom door on the wall, and moved (cont'd..) his stuffed animals. I don't know who put them there, but someone had put his two animals (a hippo from his ex, and a bear from Trent) (cont'd..) on his VAD machine facing him so that he could see them. There was something about this that made me really sad. (cont'd..) My brother, again on a respirator, alone in his room with nothing else except these 2 stuffed animals. (cont'd..) I took a picture of it. I dont know why it made me so sad, but it did. My mom and I cried a lot today.

(cont'd..) We are staying about 45 minutes away from the hospital and we both cried all the way home. (cont'd..) At one point my Mom said -- Why couldn't it have been me instead of Eric? I didnt say anything. I just held her hand and listened. (cont'd..) I totally understand where she is coming from. I've felt the same way many times. I remember one day I was meeting a friend for brunch (cont'd..) and was running late. Luckily brunch was just down the street so I ran out of my apt and was there in 5 mins. By the time I got to brunch (cont'd..) was able to do something simple, like run down the street, and #Eric couldn't? I had felt that feeling many times before. I had felt it in (cont'd..) yoga class, out w friends etc....anytime I knew I was doing something that my brother did not have the ability to. & it always made me cry. (cont'd..) Anyhow -- its been a really rough day and I am crying right now as I write, so I am going to pray some more, think positive thoughts (cont'd..) and try to get in bed now so I can beat this cold. I am a bit of a mess so I am not sure if I am making much sense. #Eric's procedure (cont'd..) takes place pretty early tomorrow so we are up soon2get back 2the hospital. I know I always ask to keep #Eric in ur prayers, (cont'd..) but I hope you do. U guys r awesome & I always find comfort in being able 2 share this all with u. Pray 4 ERIC, esp 2moro am. Good night. xo

Cid tweets on from TwitterFon
@VeronicaDLCruz I am going to include #eric & ur family in my prayers.

guilty tweets on from web
@VeronicaDLCruz I know you wish to spare #ERIC pain, as he would do the same for you. Love runs deep. Plz know we love #ERIC too hugs

Leticia Onofre tweets on from Power Twitter
Dear Lord, I pray that you keep #Eric in your mercy & that you give @VeronicaDLCruz & her family in your loving comfort in this hard time.

David Hoang tweets on from TweetDeck
@VeronicaDLCruz #ERIC will get better...He will play music, hang out w/ friends, and watch Lakers win titles... We ALL believe it.

Denise Montgomery tweets on from web
first think i read when i log in is @VeronicaDLCruz about her bro #Eric & it's so tough 4 her. Pls let him make it. My probs r insignificant

siahoney tweets on from TweetDeck
Good Night Twitterverse ... still in tears over #eric, let's pray for him and also #tara and #paul for their fast recovery.

siahoney tweets on from web
Leave well wishes for #ERIC on his toll-free # 888-880-4980

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