Sometimes you just have to feel good.

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by alblancher, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I cooked a bunch of butts for a friend's retirement luncheon.  

    I found out that my wife's boss brought some of that pulled pork to the hospital for a young friend fighting Leukemia. The young man hadn't eaten in a while and the nurse frowned but turned her head when the BBQ entered the room  

    Liz's boss called this afternoon and said the boy ate three large sandwiches and that there is now a picture of him with a great big smile and mouth full of pulled pork hanging over his bed.

    Sometimes you just gotta feel good.
  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great story Al!

    Thoughts and prayers go out to him.

    And if he's able to make a recovery you can always take credit that the BBQ was the just what the doctor ordered.  The hospital will have you catering to all their patients.
  3. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Great story yes it does make you feel good.[​IMG]
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Good story and I'm sure it made you and the young man both feel good
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    If that's what got him to eat a good meal maybe the medical field should take note. Your a good man. Amen. 
  6. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I really wish I could take credit, 

    Sometimes nice things just happen.
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great story Al - I love it when something little turns into a big success.  Bless you my friend
  8. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Al, thats awesome man. In a case like this words are not needed to let ya know how good your cookin was. 
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man, it doesn't matter how good that Q was.  Just the blessing it brought is enough.  Great job!

    Good luck and good smoking!
  10. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A very touching story.

    My SO has been in the hematology field for many years and she has had some truly, truly sad stories that tug on my heartstrings.

    My daughter's friend was diagnosed with Lukemia last month after receiving chemo for another disease, shes 17 years old, I am not a very religious person but pray for these people andd their loved ones every time I think of them.

    Thanks for sharing.
  11. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Great story. My wife's cousin had cancer twice and now has leukemia but she is getting better after a bone marrow transplant. I wish I could send her some food (in Texas) but I am sure she has plenty around her. Thanks for sharing!
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Story Al !


  13. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al! They need to put a caption on that picture that reads "Behold the power of BBQ!" [​IMG]
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nothing like a feel good story to get you going. Thanks Al!

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