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Hey, everyone. Me again. 

I wasn't planning on making a journal about this, but I've already told a few people, and I owe it to my friend to tell you all what's going on. 

A good friend of mine, Justin, has been in the hospital for months now, and now the doctors are telling us that he is not expected to pull through. 

When he first got sick, they said it was the flu, and that he would come out of it in a couple days. 

They were mistaken. 

Two weeks later, when he was still not any better, his parents took him back to the doctor. This time, the doctor said that it looked worse than they had thought, and suggested that Justin was taken to a specialist. The specialist gave them the news: this was much worse than the flu, he needed to go to a hospital as soon as possible. 

They took him. About four surgeries later, he was still no better. They weren't even sure what was wrong. As they continued to try to find the problem, surgery after surgery, Justin got sicker and sicker. 

His brother has hardly left his bedside. As you can probably imagine, the whole family is just distraught right now. 

A week ago, the doctors finally said to his parents: Your son has a month to live. 

If that was not bad enough, Justin's father was hospitalized only today. He has asthma, and apparently, stress and panic made it spike. His heart started beating irregularly, and he collapsed. Everyone thought he was having a heart attack. But they managed to get him help in time. He is expected to be fine after a few weeks. 

But Justin? They've given up hope. 

Justin has been so positive through this whole ordeal. He likes to joke about how the IV is "freaking annoying," and the oxygen thing he has to wear makes his ears itch. I haven't heard one bitter, regretful, or even fearful word from him since this started. In my opinion, he is one if the strongest people out there. And he is definitely the strongest person I know. 

I also want to mention how talented he is. He can basically draw realistically without a reference picture. 

What I want to do is post some of his artwork here. He has always wanted a DeviantArt account. Jurolex would be his username, he said. But now, with so little time, he is afraid he won't be able to do that. His dream is to have his art become famous, or at least seen. So, to help his dream come true, I will post his wonderful artwork on my account. I will always put "by Justin" in the title so you know which are his. 

We're all hoping for a miracle. I don't think this is the right time or way for him to leave. 

Keep Justin and his family in your thoughts. 

Jeth


Art by Justin:

Fly Without Wings (by Justin) by Jay-V-Shadow

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:iconinvertedslime:
InvertedSlime Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
W-what's wrong? Why is he so sick?
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the problem... they don't know. 
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InvertedSlime Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no! How terrible!
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. Plus, he's allergic to the painkillers, so he's in a lot of pain. 
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InvertedSlime Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Allergic to... Oookay. Have they narrowed it down to like a condition or a virus, or something like that?
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly don't know all of the details. Justin has an account, if you want to talk to him about it. But he's not online much. :iconjurolex:
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InvertedSlime Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, he's in the hospital...
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. Sometimes, his brother brings a laptop and helps him with journals and comments and stuff. I help to. I bring my kindle. 
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EvilEspressoDrinks Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Writer
I'm praying for him. 
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Bryllie707 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
D'x
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seaweedbrain10124 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Im praying to every god and goddess for Justin
Tell him that we all love him and that we're there for him
I will spread the word, to join Team Justin
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. I'll be sure to tell him. 
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seaweedbrain10124 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob
WE LOVE YOU JUSTIN!!!
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christinebolt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
er meh gursh i'm so srry ;n; i will spread the message and his art, he is very talented ^u^ i hope he can pull through, i wish him the best of luck. i'm glad he is being positive about the whole thing.  i'm happy there are so many supporters for him ^u^
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much... this has all been such a wonderful surprise for him...
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erich84502 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
We are pulling for him
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:iconjay-v-shadow:
Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you...
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erich84502 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Youre welcome
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xSparkledust123x Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
That's awful... he's so brave, being able to smile through all that, and I hope his dream comes true c:
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your support... I hope so too. 
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xSparkledust123x Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
You're welcome, he needs all the support he can get c:
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Tapion-chan333 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
man... ordeals like this really show character. it takes a lot to know you could die very soon, and still keep a positive attitude towards life. i can't say that i know what it's like to experience something even remotely similar to this. i've been blessed with a good life, and justin has been blessed with joy and optimism, two very hard qualities to let show truly and purely, especially in times of hardship and fear. i really hope things can turn around somehow. even if they don't, i think it's up to us (or most of us) to let his wonderful work be known and let his dreams come true. as artists, we should know what it's like to dream and be hopeful of the beautiful things in life. I'll be sure to share this with others to get the word out, and feature his work on my page. :)
i once wrote some words of encouragement for a friend, and i feel like it would apply (and maybe even help) here as well:
It Will Pass...To those of you who feel like life is just too much to bear, or feel as if nothing will get better, know that there is always a way out. Life will never challenge us with something we can't handle. Eventually, yes you will feel better soon!
 There are many different phases of the moon, but each gradually passes, no matter how dark.
Hug 

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again, i wish the best to justin and his family! :hug:
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Thank you so much for your support. I'm speechless. Justin is fighting hard, and if anyone can turn this around, it's him. 
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Tapion-chan333 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
of course! in this world, we all need as much support as we can get from loving friends, family, and even strangers (which can sometimes mean the most).
i really do hope he's able to. you've probably done this already, but just make sure he knows how many people are here to support and back him up. knowing people are trying to fight alongside you can make all the difference. ^^
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irishgirl217 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh my goodness, that's awful! I will pray for him. 
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dcbosslikestrains123 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. I hope Justin will be ok
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irishgirl217 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist
NOT JUSTIN FROM OUR SCHOOL BTW
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dcbosslikestrains123 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Btw?
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irishgirl217 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist
By the Way
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dcbosslikestrains123 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhhh
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irishgirl217 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Meeting at Santiago! Don't forget about it! It is for extra curricular.
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dcbosslikestrains123 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, im going there for water polo, and then going to Water Polo at norco with Troutman
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your support. :)
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irishgirl217 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist
You're welcome 
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pankeki-san Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god!!! I am going to pray for him! I wonder, are they still atleast trying.to figure it out? Or are they going to try to fix him? MEGA PRAY FOR JUSTIN EVERYBODY!!!!!!! Keep us updated on how he's doing, Kay? I believe in God, so I'm going to pray for him every chance.I can! I am a a very easy whiner, and I could whine right now...... 
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your support! I'll keep you updated. 
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pankeki-san Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
Thanks !!! my heart goes out to all of you who know him!
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TheCartoonHype Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Tell me when you post his art- ill feature it and do everything i can to make his art known.
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I actually just posted a drawing of his. 
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TheCartoonHype Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ok, ill feature it right now. I know i dont know him, but he sounds like the coolest person in the world, and i really wish we could be friends. I will make sure his dream comes true if its the last thing i do, because he really is amazing, and he really deserves it. My best of wishes to him...
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Pumpkaberry Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll help feature Justin's artwork. I hope he recovers. ;v; :heart:
Let's make his dream come true! 8'D
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for your support... 
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Pumpkaberry Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ;w;
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ZequielinX Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Betta put it up or Imma pop a trunk on a fool!
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have it yet. I will tomorrow. Sorry for the delay, but that's not exactly what his family is worried about right now...
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ZequielinX Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, you are so sweet to do that yo. I will wait as long as it takes aight.
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. 

The first drawing is posted. 
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SilverRiverArt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Get that art work posted so we can get to work!
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Jay-V-Shadow Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry I haven't posted it yet. The ones he wants posted are with his brother, who I won't see until tomorrow. 
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SilverRiverArt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem at all!  Will try to keep an eye out for them
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