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A picture began circulating in November. It should be “The Picture of the Year,” or perhaps, “Picture of the Decade.” It won’t be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the U.S. paper which published it, you probably would never have seen it.

The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. Little Samuel’s mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner’s remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.

During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.

The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, “Hand of Hope.” The text explaining the picture begins, “The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother’s uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.”

Little Samuel’s mother said they “wept for days” when they saw the picture. She said, “The photo reminds us pregnancy isn’t about disability or an illness, it’s about a little person” Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful. Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome…incredible….and hey, pass it on! The world needs to see this one!
By: Sean Keeling




Child art prodigy

Very impressive.

If I could feel what this video evokes for the rest of my life, I would be a very happy man.

Was forwarded this link from a co-worker.  Ya know!  lol

Just a some links I felt showed the loyalty dogs have always been known for. Not just with humans but with their own. Humans should learn a thing or two from these animals. The irony, is that compared to them, many humans ARE the animals. And there is no such thing as a bad dog, only bad owners. As Cesar Milan (The Dog Whisperer) says, “it’s not the dog, it’s the human”.


Yes, its illegal. Yes, you shouldn’t do it. But how can art be bad. And really, good graffiti IS art. It makes an otherwise dreary wall look that much better to look at. Its an urban outdoor art gallery.

This is my first post on my first blog. I trial post if you will. More pics to come.