Team T~Bird - A Black Kids Struggle W...

Team T~Bird - A Black Kids Struggle With Brain Cancer

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crazy

United States

#3 Jan 24, 2013
It has nothing to do with him being black. I hate it when people play the race card. Im sure if people pushed the issue he would get just as much attention as Lane did, but his situation is different and no one has really pushed it. In my opinion I think tbirds story is more compelling than Lanes. When you see that boy play football you would have no idea he has brain tumors. To fight through the pain and sickness the way he has is truly inspirational. Regardless of who it is or what color skin, childhood cancer sucks and its rare to see one child garner so much attention the way Lane did. Instead of bashing everyone and playing the race card how about we try a little compassion and see where that gets us.
Come on

United States

#4 Jan 24, 2013
The race card is a really crappy cop out. Lane's family and friends really promoted and shared the story and it took off. It got bigger than even they ever dreamed of. T-Bird's story is just as important as any child with cancer. Race issue divide everyone when cancer doesn't discriminate. From what I seen, T-Bird's mother came off bitter and implied through their facebook page that Lane's family was rich and he had a silver spoon etc.. That may not have been her intent, but it turned a lot of people off. It did more to hurt their cause than to help it. And even though some T-Bird supporters were hateful to Lane's parents on facebook, they handled that with a lot of class and that type of compassion goes a long way. So stop hollering racism all the time
oh yeah

United States

#5 Jan 24, 2013
Come on wrote:
The race card is a really crappy cop out. Lane's family and friends really promoted and shared the story and it took off. It got bigger than even they ever dreamed of. T-Bird's story is just as important as any child with cancer. Race issue divide everyone when cancer doesn't discriminate. From what I seen, T-Bird's mother came off bitter and implied through their facebook page that Lane's family was rich and he had a silver spoon etc.. That may not have been her intent it turned a lot of people off. It did more to hurt their cause than to help it. And even though some T-Bird supporters were hateful to Lane's parents on facebook, they handled that with a lot of class and that type of compassion goes a long way. So stop hollering racism all the time
I remember that. She came across that way to me too. She should have been happy that her son could still play sports and be active while Lane was wasting away in bed.
Come on

United States

#6 Jan 25, 2013
A lot of people felt that way. I can't speak on her intent because I don't know T-Bird's mother but a lot of posts and things seemed negative and having a resentfulness tone to the attention Lane was getting. That really rubs people the wrong way. I'm sure emotions can get the better of anybody in a situation like they are going through, but you have to maintain decency if you want people respond positively. Just my opinion. And I pray for all these children and I don't pray any harder for the white kids either.
oh yeah

United States

#7 Jan 25, 2013
Come on wrote:
A lot of people felt that way. I can't speak on her intent because I don't know T-Bird's mother but a lot of posts and things seemed negative and having a resentfulness tone to the attention Lane was getting. That really rubs people the wrong way. I'm sure emotions can get the better of anybody in a situation like they are going through, but you have to maintain decency if you want people respond positively. Just my opinion. And I pray for all these children and I don't pray any harder for the white kids either.
Yep, I agree 100%
confused

Tucker, GA

#8 Jan 25, 2013
If his mom is white, how does that make him black?

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#10 Jan 25, 2013
I just want to point out that a lot of us are emotionally weary from following Lane's story.. Yes, T-Bird's story is just as sad, but it gained popularity after Lane's page had taken off. It came across to me as someone wanting to jump on the gravy train. And then she got bitter because people didn't respond the same way. It's not about white or black, rich or poor, who's healthier or sicker.. Both cases suck, but I, for one, can't handle following another sad decline of a child. Sorry if you don't agree..
Amandas lover

Tucker, GA

#11 Jan 26, 2013
Amandas Man wrote:
I just want to point out that a lot of us are emotionally weary from following Lane's story.. Yes, T-Bird's story is just as sad, but it gained popularity after Lane's page had taken off. It came across to me as someone wanting to jump on the gravy train. And then she got bitter because people didn't respond the same way. It's not about white or black, rich or poor, who's healthier or sicker.. Both cases suck, but I, for one, can't handle following another sad decline of a child. Sorry if you don't agree..
Gravy Train? Really? Lanes mom is still milking his death for every penny. And for what, to raise "awareness". I'm pretty sure every person in America is aware of cancer. No..you didn't want to hop on the gravy train because your ass was firmly planted on the band wagon.
Ashamed of Owensboro

United States

#12 Jan 29, 2013
All of you should be ashamed of yourselves. I have followed T-Bird's story since before Lane's ever surfaced. I don't know if race is a factor in the fact that T-Bird's family has received little help from the community, but what I do know is help should have been presented to him, regardless of color, grammer, facebook posts or anything else. That mother said NOTHING wrong..... and "Gravy Train", seriously? T-Bird's family was out selling t-shirts for $10, a few a day while the other family was out selling hundreds for $20. The profits were unimaginable just from the shirts, the doctor bills were the same! They don't give a discount for being black! How could any of you say the things you're saying? God forbid someone you love gets cancer and is shunned by our screwed up community.
Ashamed of Owensboro

United States

#13 Jan 29, 2013
oh yeah wrote:
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I remember that. She came across that way to me too. She should have been happy that her son could still play sports and be active while Lane was wasting away in bed.
Really? Would you be "happy" if your child was terminal with brain cancer, just as long as he could still play football? You're an idiot and you should be ashamed of yourself. BTW, I am not affiliated with T-Bird or his family AND I'm white as they come AND I'm so ashamed of my community right now. They should take this site down completely if the people of Owensboro don't have enough sense to think before they speak about a subject as sacred as a child's life.
oh yeah

United States

#14 Jan 29, 2013
Ashamed of Owensboro wrote:
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Really? Would you be "happy" if your child was terminal with brain cancer, just as long as he could still play football? You're an idiot and you should be ashamed of yourself. BTW, I am not affiliated with T-Bird or his family AND I'm white as they come AND I'm so ashamed of my community right now. They should take this site down completely if the people of Owensboro don't have enough sense to think before they speak about a subject as sacred as a child's life.
Lady, you are the idiot. Are you even aware of the facebook post we are referring to? I'm guessing not. His mother definitely showed bitterness that Lane was receiving more attention. And yes, she should have been very happy that her son was able to participate in sports and do other normal kid things while she was spewing envy at a dying, bedridden kid. Which would you prefer???? Does that even make sense to you? Moron.
geez

Franklin, TN

#15 Jan 29, 2013
Amandas lover wrote:
<quoted text>Gravy Train? Really? Lanes mom is still milking his death for every penny. And for what, to raise "awareness". I'm pretty sure every person in America is aware of cancer. No..you didn't want to hop on the gravy train because your ass was firmly planted on the band wagon.
Milking? Really? Have some respect.
Ashamed of Owensboro

United States

#16 Jan 29, 2013
oh yeah wrote:
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Lady, you are the idiot. Are you even aware of the facebook post we are referring to? I'm guessing not. His mother definitely showed bitterness that Lane was receiving more attention. And yes, she should have been very happy that her son was able to participate in sports and do other normal kid things while she was spewing envy at a dying, bedridden kid. Which would you prefer???? Does that even make sense to you? Moron.
I am completely aware of the post you are referring to as I have kept up with each post throughout his illness. All I can say is that there is no excuse to judge a mother in her shoes and there was nothing wrong with what she posted. It was so obviously not about money. That's what people don't get. It was, and still is, about reaching out to a child whether it be by FB "likes" or donations or maybe wearing a t-shirt with his name on it. It's about news channels picking up the story and companies putting up signs that say "We support you T-Bird"!!!! That's what we gave Lane and he wasn't even from Owensboro. It was so touching to see what this town did for his spirit. How we lifted him up in words and organized benefits and general support. Am I the only one who wants to know why a child the same age with the same illness who actually lives right here in Owensboro hasn't seen 1/10th of that kind of support? Instead we have people on "Topix" trashing his mother. Like I said, you should be ashamed. This whole town should.
Ashamed of Owensboro

United States

#17 Jan 29, 2013
oh yeah wrote:
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Lady, you are the idiot. Are you even aware of the facebook post we are referring to? I'm guessing not. His mother definitely showed bitterness that Lane was receiving more attention. And yes, she should have been very happy that her son was able to participate in sports and do other normal kid things while she was spewing envy at a dying, bedridden kid. Which would you prefer???? Does that even make sense to you? Moron.
BTW, her child is bedridden now and still no support from our community, only people like yourself spewing hate toward a terminally ill child's mother. Moron.
oh yeah

White Plains, KY

#18 Jan 29, 2013
Ashamed of Owensboro wrote:
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BTW, her child is bedridden now and still no support from our community, only people like yourself spewing hate toward a terminally ill child's mother. Moron.
I'm sure they appreciate your butthurt, whiny support. Lol
look

Tucker, GA

#19 Jan 29, 2013
Leave him and his mother alone y'all can't say anything about it until u walk a day in her shoes. She doesn't care about anything but staying at home with tbird instead of running around town getting money or travling she is doing what a mother is suppose to be doing and a damn good job. I know I would had lost my mind going though what she has to day in a day out
For the stupid ass who put this on here go fuck yourself. U have no idea what tbird and his mother go thru.
sootrue

Frankfort, KY

#21 Jan 30, 2013
look wrote:
Leave him and his mother alone y'all can't say anything about it until u walk a day in her shoes. She doesn't care about anything but staying at home with tbird instead of running around town getting money or travling she is doing what a mother is suppose to be doing and a damn good job. I know I would had lost my mind going though what she has to day in a day out
For the stupid ass who put this on here go fuck yourself. U have no idea what tbird and his mother go thru.
AMEN!!!

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