Please Pray For Marco Also… Must Read!
hi all… i just had to take a moment to share some thoughts and really just express how blown away i am about what has happened here… i started this out as a way to help someone I cared about.. but it has turned into so so much more. i get so many emails that express so many kind words… people that tell me they look forward to checking the site every day.. that it helps them in some way.. just so much LOVE!!! it is just.. well amazing. i am in awe!
so – i meet this sweet girl Patricia… she has been praying for Chi.. and well.. the best way to tell you.. is to show you… so i am going to re-post her comments… it is special…
this was her first comment:
I have been a huge Deftones fan for years, and have heard countless stories of Chi & the guys over the years from friends of mine who know the band. I have been following the updates on this wonderful site for some time with a heavy but hopeful heart, mostly thinking “I cannot imagine what those close to him must be going thru.” Then, on Friday, April 10, my own little brother was in a car accident that has left him in a coma,in & out of ICU, with traumatic brain injuries (among many other serious injuries) as well, and he is still fighting for his life tonight as i write this to you. About a week before his accident, we had been listening to/blasting the Deftones together, rockin’ out in that same car and talking about Chi- how we both hoped he’ll come out of it soon so we can go see them again together, and the Tones can keep making the amazing music that has been such a HUGE part of our lives & gotten us thru so much. I just want to say that my prayers and LOVE are with you all, Deftones & Cheng family, and all who know & love Chi. My brother and I prayed for Chi together that night, and now I pray for Chi & my precious brother. May they both find their way through this darkness & back into the light where they belong.
p.s.: Gina, this website is AMAZING! Thank you so much for creating it & going out of your way for everyone. You truly must be an angel on earth.
hi patricia.. i am so very sorry. please let us know your brothers name so we can also keep him in our prayers…
thank you so much for your prayers and support.
stay strong sweetheart…
one love for chi,
And.. her reply:
Hi Gina-my brother’s name is Marco.I thank you from the heart for asking, and offering to include him in your prayers. It seems we need it now more than ever, as the news we got this morning was not good, and he had to be put back on life support. At the hospital my cousins & I have been praying for Chi each time we pray for my brother. It’s just become a natural part of the prayer now, as we are all such fans of the band, and a musical family in general. One of my cousins suggested we bring some Deftones to the hospital to play for him, and I believe we will be doing that later this evening, hoping that at the very least, hearing one of his favorite bands will soothe him in some way. I know it soothes me! Last night, my cousins and I (there were 9 of us!) hung out in the hospital parking lot’s top level with the Deftones blasting from the car, and we all just kind of got into this zone, laying on the ground or car hoods so we could star gaze, all singing and swaying. It was awesome, because we were all so upset, and afterwards we felt so much better!!! Not to mention we were doing what my brother would have been doing for one of us. Ok, I’m ranting here, so…time to get ready to go back to the hospital anyway. Thanks again, Gina & others who commented on my first post. MUCH LOVE TO DEFTONES, CHENG FAMILY & DEFTONES FANS!!!!
And she emails me back… I had offered to help send her something that may help in waking him….
Wow. What a gesture, Gina. My brother & I would cherish such a gift in this time of need. WHO ARE YOU WOMAN??? You are such a godsend to so many, it seems.The very fact that you have just taken the time to reply to my posts has meant SO MUCH to me. I told my cousins last night that I posted on the site and that you replied and they were blown away and said “Wow-there ARE still some good people out there in this world.”Thank you so much for your prayers for my brother. He is a great, young, handsome musician full of compassion and spirit like Chi, and is loved by many as well. It is all we can do to hope that these two bright lights in our world come back to us soon, and in the meantime, while hoping & praying, do the best we can to keep their spirits alive within us by being the best human beings we can be in their honor. For them and because of them. You, my new friend whom I have never met are the epitome of that.Thanks again, Gina. There are many lights in this world, and you surely must be one of them.
Please everyone… let’s all take the time to also include Marco in our prayers… it would mean alot!!!
One Love For Chi,