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September 2, 2011

Greggy's 20th Birthday - his 2nd in Heaven

Forever 18

Please say a Prayer for our family,
Light a Candle, Release a Balloon, Mention his Name
or Share a Memory you have of Greggy.
...

Thank you from the bottom of my broken heart♥.
Christina, Greggy’s Mom, Forever.

♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ Gregory E. Whale, Jr. ♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥
aka: Greg, Greggy, My Baby, Metal-Head,
Sunshine, a Musketeer, our 3rd Son, etc...

Today
On 9-2-1991,
Twenty years ago,
I was given a gift from God,
A Special Handful...
A Funny kid...
Always making others happy...

On 4-26-2010,
1 year, 4 months, & 5 days ago,
We Lost Greggy in a Car Accident
& Greggy met God – Face to Face...
A piece of our hearts will always be missing...

At 12:01 AM - today– it was:
1 year, 4 months, 5 days, 8 hours, & 30 minutes...
...since Greggy was alive on this Earth...
or 1.3 year – without Hearing him...
or 16.1 months – without Seeing him...
or 70.4 weeks – without Hugging him...
or 493.3 days – without Conversing with him...
or 11,840.5 hours – without his Laughter...
or 710,430.0 minutes – without his Thoughtfulness...
or 42,625,800 seconds – With Only Memories...
& the amount of time without him continues...

.....Greggy died 13 times before he was 7 hours old & placed on ECMO (Heart & Lung Machine) for 3 days. However, because of brain hemorrhages, he had to be removed from ECMO - to die... We prayed & asked God for 6 months, long enough for him to know his family... He lived...
.....After skull surgeries, ADHD, ODD, Bipolar, Dysgraphia, & a threat from the state that he was going to be institutionalized - we homeschooled him & he graduated high school at 16, went on to college full-time, worked full-time, bought his own car, lived on his own, paid his own bills, & had tons of friends who loved him...
.....On April 26th, 2010, on his way from college to work, Greggy was in a horrific & fatal car accident... He leaves behind his parents & 2 older brothers... We were blessed with:
18 years, 7 months, & 24 days
or 18.6 years
or 223.7 months
or 973 weeks
or 6,811 days
or 163,465 hours
or 9,807,939 minutes
or 588,476,340 seconds

We were Very Blessed to have him for the time we did...
♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ We will ALWAYS Love Him & Miss Him... ♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥

Gregory Edward Whale, Jr.



His Obituary

Our son, Gregory Edward Whale, Jr, was born on September 2, 1991 and for some reason, a reason that we don’t know or understand right now, he was taken from us on Monday, April 26, 2010 in a tragic car accident.

If we had known that Monday would have been the last day here on earth for our son, we would of taken time to share more of him with others, so that you would know what a gift from God we were given and understand the loss that we are feeling right now.

Gregory is gone, but will always be a part of us. He is gone, but not forgotten. We know that some day we will see him again. But, now alone without him, his brothers and the rest of us, must go on. May all of us that knew him take a small piece of something that he shared with us. Whether it was the way to face life… or how he would walk into a room and say one word and make us all stop and think of what he just said… yes, even if the word was “Pineapple”

Life handed him so many challenges from day one, but he met everyone one of them head on, doing it his way no matter what. He lived more in his short 18 years here on earth, than most people lived in a lifetime.

He left behind his parents, Gregory & Christina Whale, our other two sons, Joseph Whale of Florida and David Whale of Palmyra. Grandparents Deacon & Mrs. William Whale of Florida and Ruth Back of Harrisburg; 4 aunts, 2 uncles, 10 cousins and loads and loads of other relatives who will miss him beyond words.

He was homeschooled and graduated at the age of 16 and went on to attend Daytona State College in Florida and then Harrisburg Area Community College where he was studying to be a nurse, so that he could help others. In between going to school and studying he also found time to work at Arby’s Restaurant and spend time with friends.

Saying goodbye is something we just can’t do right now, so we are going to have a memorial service to celebrate his life at 10 a.m., on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Jesse H. Geigle Funeral home at 2100 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg.

In lieu of flowers, we would be honored if you would make Memorial Contributions to John Hopkins University, ECMO Department, Baltimore, MD., where Greggy first started showing us how much determination and strength he had.

8 comments:

  1. MAY HE REST IN PEACE AMIN

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  2. With a heavy heart I send my prayers to your family and to Gregory... you're right...functioning after a loss like this takes place on an entirely different plane of existence... but Heaven help us we DO function... somehow... someway, almost miraculously at the end of each day pausing to wonder how we did so... God Bless your Family....

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  3. Thank you so much Myra... Life is not what i thought it would be at this point, it's also not the same since Greggy met God... Joey is getting married on 10-23-2011 & I just wish I could help them more... {{{Hugs}}}

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  4. You are loved and being prayed for by a person lurking the blogs, reading your stories and growing in compassion. You have experienced more of life than most. Unfortunately, on this side of heaven, life includes pain. You have my sympathies and love.

    Craig

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  5. Christina, thank you for sharing this website with us - all of it. I am so glad you were blessed to know Greggy and sad that I did not get a chance to meet him. Would you mind sharing with me/us what Joey needs and wants for his upcoming wedding? If you feel ok with it, please email me at mahmster@gmail.com an address where gifts and things can be sent and I will do my best to see what I (and my friends) can do to help you and Joey in Greggy's memory. If not, I understand - my prayers and well-wishes are with you all, regardless.

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  6. <3 <3 Thank You Craig & mahmster <3 <3

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  7. We lost our oldest daughter in a sledding accident January 29, 1995. It doesn't get easier, just different. My son is getting married Oct 8, 2011. And my husband and I celebrate the joy of the occasion, even tho we wish his sister could be present. We know she is "here". Someone once asked me how do you survive. I told them it is kind of like losing an arm or leg. You always remember what it was like having it, you adjust your way of life to live without it. Sometimes you have "fantom pains" just like someone who has lost a limb. Like it is still with us, like you will reach out with that hand, but then realize it is gone. I sympathize with you, but I say do not wallow in pitty that you no longer have your son with you. Rejoice that you were given the privlege of having him at all. Imagine how empty your life would be if you never had the joy he gave you for 18 years.

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  8. I Agree... Our entire Family feels honored to have known Greggy for the 18 years, 7 months, & 24 days... We will always be blessed to have known him for as long as we were...

    I am so sorry for your loss & may the Good Lord Bless you & your family with comfort & Love...

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