To the Child Who Gets My Little Brother’s Heart


On March 2, 2016, Jason Longhurst’s 11-year-old brother Eric was hit by a truck while crossing the street. The trauma knocked him unconscious, the damage to his brain quickly stopped his breathing, and it was soon clear that Eric wouldn’t survive. Eric’s family decided to do that which Eric would have wanted — donate a part of himself to help others. And what part of him would be Eric’s greatest gift to the world but his generous and full heart? In this touching piece Longhurst writes about the lessons learned from his little brother’s incredible capacity to love all of life.

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