maandag 10 mei 2010

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590 opmerkingen:

  1. You are in the prayers of many.

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  2. Condulatie,en veel sterkte aan Ruben...(Turkije)

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  3. Praying for you and for Rueben.

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  4. ontzettend veel sterkte toegewenst voor alle familie leden en natuurlijk Ruben.

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  5. NO matter what happens ,know this , that God loves you and that he has a special plan and purpose for your life. BY his grace you have been saved, against all odds, so know now that he has a great plan for your life.

    When you are feeling sad and the days are dark cry out to him and know that he will never leave or forsake you and that only he can bring you the true strength, comfort and peace that you seek.

    My love , prayers & thoughts are with you brave little man.

    May God Bless you, keep you and strengthen you.

    Your loving friend in Christ
    Shayne
    South Africa

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  6. Maria - California, U.S.13 mei 2010 23:29

    God Bless your family in heaven and the son left behind. May his path in the future bring him every happiness and joy as you all live within his heart...xoxo

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  7. Prayers for Ruben from all our families in California and New York. Surely God has a very very big purpose for you, hold on to that, get better. xoxoxoxo

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  8. Many prayers sent up for Ruben and his family. You're in the thoughts of so many around the world, and you are a blessing. xoxoxo (Seattle,USA)

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  9. God has a plan, be strong.
    (India)

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  10. God has great plans for you, young man. May your heart be healed of this tragedy so you can do his will. Prayers for you and your family in heaven.

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  11. ronald van der loop14 mei 2010 00:41

    Heel veel sterkte knullie

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  12. My prayers and love go out to you and your brother Patrick. Gods' love and care for you knows no bounds. He holds you in his strong arms. Know that he will be there for both you and Patrick always. May Gods' blessings be with you, your brother and your family always, Liz

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  13. Ruben, I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your parents and brother. May God protect you and bless you and surround you with the right people.
    Life is mysterious and strange, but I do believe that there is a reason for everything - even things that are extremely shocking, and painful, and make no sense...
    Trust that there is a reason that you have survived. It is not an accident.
    I will be praying for you...
    (Denise, from California)

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  14. prayers for you sweetie
    love,
    Tammy
    Colorado Springs,Colorado USA

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  15. R van der Loop14 mei 2010 00:50

    Heel veel sterkte knullie.

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  16. Lieve Ruben, ik vind het zo erg voor je dat je je papa, mama en broertje moet missen,
    ze leven in jouw door en ik weet zeker dat zij willen dat jij gelukkig bent. Stap voor stap kleine Ruben, ik wens je veel steun en liefde in je leven,heel veel kracht voor jouw familie,
    Manon

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  17. Hello little guy!

    I know the road ahead for you is gonna be a long and hard one, especially at first, but please believe me when I say that happy times will come for you. Take care of yourself!!!
    Youre a very special boy! Hugs from Japan!
    Scott

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  18. Big hugs full of strength and love and hope for you Rueben.
    Indy

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  19. Lieve lieve lieve Ruben, wat ben jij een bikkel zeg...! Dat kunnen er niet veel zeggen! Hoop dat je heeel gauw beter wordt en dat deze ervaring je alleen maar sterker zal maken in het bereiken van je doelen. Wij allen zijn er voor je, want weet je, eigenlijk zijn we allen broeders en zusters van elkaar in mensheid en bovenal is er onze heer die zich ontfermt over jou. Dus niet denken dat je alleen bent, hoe inmens groot dit verlies ook is...Je bent niet alleen.!

    Wees niet bedroeft, je bent een godsgeschenk..!

    Lahi Hidiek ....(Moge Allah jou leiden..!)

    Ma'asalaam
    Je zuster

    Liefs,
    Je zuster in mesnheid

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  20. Heel veel sterkte toegewenst aan Ruben en natuurlijk alle nabestaanden van de familie Assouw.

    Ik leef elke dag met jullie mee.

    Veel liefs
    Jeannette

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  21. Grow to be the man your family knew you could be. Bring honour to them with a life you can be proud of. Stay strong.

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  22. Met veel ongeloof heb ik deze blok gelezen..wat een afschuwelijk drama. Ik wens Ruben ontzettend veel sterkte en liefde toe dat hij liefdevol mag worden opgevangen door zijn fam. Fam heel veel sterkte met dit enorme verlies.

    Veel liefs uit het zuiden van het land.

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  23. Daan 18 09 199214 mei 2010 01:37

    Rust in vrede familie Van Assouw!

    Ik leef met Ruben mee!

    Dit is niet zoals het zou moeten gaan :'(
    Of misschien juist wel.. wie weet wat god allemaal van plan is!

    Ruben, als je dit ooit leest, ik hoop dat je nu je wat ouder bent meer rust hebt en aan je eigen leven weer kan beginnen! je ouders en je broer zijn bij je, overal wanneer dan ook! Hiervoor hebben zij niet gekozen,en jij ook niet,maar weet dat ze altijd bij je zijn en nog altijd met ze kan praten, in gedachte!
    Ik gun je alles wat je uit het leven kan halen!

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  24. When I was 5years old I experienced a loss so great never thought or imagined life beyond it. Now I am 35years old, married with three beautiful children. Treasure your trip with your family. Keep the good memories alive. Happiness is all around you always. You don't need to look deep to experience it. Be at peace with all and all will be at peace with you. Lots of love Brenda Vilakazi – Johannesburg, South Africa

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  25. Lieve Ruben,

    Zet 'm op, he!
    Na al het verdiret pak je straks het leven weer op en je gaat door.
    Je kunt het, jonge!
    Maak wat moois van je leven!
    Ik blijf voor je bidden en ben niet de enige in de wereld die het doet, dus.... laat dit een troost voor je zijn.
    Een hele dikke knuffel van mij en een hele dikke pakkerd!

    liefs,
    Anthonia

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  26. Fam. Vissers14 mei 2010 01:50

    Lieve Ruben
    Wij wensen jou ontzettend veel sterkte met dit enorme grote verlies.
    Dat je liefdevol mag worden opgevangen door vrienden en familie.
    Hopelijk mag dit weblog toch een mooie herinnering worden en blijven.
    Liefs van de familie Vissers uit Gemert

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  27. sterkte voor de familie
    en natuurlijk voor de kleine ruben
    jij hebt echt een engeltje boven je hoofd(A)

    liefs uit nh

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  28. lieve ruben,

    je leven zal nooit meer hetzelfde zijn,
    wat verschrikkelijk dat je dit hebt moeten meemaken. Ik wens je heel veel liefde, sterkte en kracht toe. En ook voor je overgebleven familie natuurlijk. Dat jullie allemaal steun bij elkaar vinden en het verdriet kunnen delen.
    Nogmaals veel sterkte

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  29. Ruben,dealing with the loss of your fam. is difficult, extremely painful and very, very sad...It may feel as if the loss of your fam. has taken away the person you are inside, has removed a piece of yourself,but know this sweetie!.."For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE."Jeremiah 29:11..
    so know now that he has a GREAT plan for your life.
    My love , prayers & thoughts are with you sweetie...

    (Rena, Vienna, Austria)

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  30. Ruben en familie, heel veel sterkte. Nu is het een ongelooflijke moeilijke tijd, een nachtmerrie die ook nog waarheid is, maar er komt weer een tijd dat je ook weer kunt genieten en terug kunt denken aan de prachtige tijden die je samen hebt gehad.
    veel liefs en enorm veel sterkte toegewenst. fam. Cuppen

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  31. Praying for you little one. The LOrd God who spared you life has a great plan for you. Live to honour your parents and may the joy of your days together be your strength always.
    Solace (Ghana)

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  32. Lieve Ruben,

    Wij wensen je heel veel sterkte toe. Het is verschrikkelijk dat je je papa, mama en Enzo bent verloren, maar je hebt prachtige herinneringen aan jullie laatste prachtige vakantie. Iedereen over de hele wereld zal voor je bidden en er altijd voor je zijn, wanneer dan ook.

    Anja en gezin (Gemert)

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  33. I hope that you get well soon Ruben, and that God blesses and takes care of you.
    Jawad (from Libya)

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  34. Lieve knul,

    Wat een onrecht is je aangedaan maar blijf sterk en omring je met veel liefde. Besef dat je nooit alleen bent met je verdriet en koester de herinnering aan de mooie reis die je met je papa, mama en broer gemaakt hebt.
    Mensen over de hele wereld leven met je mee laat dat een schrale troost voor je zijn. Heel veel sterkte Ruben.

    Liefs Martijn & Chantal (Vierlingsbeek NB)

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  35. God Bless... I am praying for you... Ashley from Philadelphia

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  36. Ruben - The loss of your parents and brother is beyond words. Live your life knowing that they loved you beyond measure and that eight you have learned that many understand - everyday is gift. Those that you love will be with you always. I have a son your age, so your photos touch my heart deeply. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

    Rachel

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  37. Hello Ruben,

    I emigrated to the USA with my parents when I was your age and we are raising a precious 13 year old son. My dad's sister lives in Tilburg. May God give you the strenghth to help you through this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Schreiner family
    Camden, South Carolina

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  38. Lieve Ruben en familie,

    Heel veel sterkte toegewenst in deze moeilijke tijd. Weet dat de hele wereld met jullie meeleeft en meerouwt. In gedachten zijn we bij jullie. Ik wens jullie het allerbeste toe en ik hoop dat jullie zullen terugdenken aan diegene die jullie verloren hebben met een warm hart en een glimlach om jullie mond.

    veel liefs Dorine

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  39. Our Prayers are with you from Maine, USA

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  40. God Bless you little man, you are in the hearts of many. Trust that God has a plan for you and always know in your heart that you are loved. Jennifer, Ontario Canada

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  41. Lieve, dappere Ruben,

    Ik wens jou ontzettend veel kracht toe van boven en heel veel warme liefde uit je omgeving.. Je zit constant in mijn gedachte!

    Je papa, mama & grote broer zijn bij je..
    Ze zullen altijd over je waken en je de kracht geven om door te gaan.

    Heel veel liefs voor jou!

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  42. Be strong young Ruben. This is a great loss, but time brings healing. Keep your special memories and know that your family are always with you. So many of us are praying for you.
    we send you love and strength.
    Juliette from South Africa

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  43. Lieve Ruben veel sterkte ook voor opa,s oma,s en verdere Familie.
    Een dikke knuf

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  44. Lieve Ruben,
    Heel veel sterkte!!

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  45. lieve lieve ruben

    heel veel sterkte lieverd,god heeft vast grote plannen met jou,wij wensen ook familie en vrienden veel sterkte en zorg goed voor deze kleine jongen x karin

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  46. My heart goes out to you! Get well soon!
    Davina USA

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  47. Mis oraciones y las de mi failia estan con todos ustedes!!!

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  48. Lieve Ruben,

    Heel veel sterkte. Papa, mama en je broetje kijken van boven op je neer. Mijn gedachten gaan uit naar de familie.

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  49. Dear Ruben

    How special the memories with your family in South Africa, we are all sad with you in this tragedy and you are in so many people's hearts and thoughts.. we wish you all the best for the future and we know you will make your parents proud
    Lots of Love Roelien (from SA)

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  50. Dear Ruben,
    I am wishing you the strength to recover from this emotionally and physically. It will take time and I am so sorry for your loss and the hurt and anger you must feel. Know that your family is watching over you in a place that is better and they will be waiting for you after your long and happy life. Do not give up. You survived for a reason. Best of luck and love to you, Ruben.
    Missy
    Austin, TX, USA

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  51. If I could reach out from my home in America and give you a big hug I would. May God's peace surround you, and may He walk beside you on this new path you must take. If you can, trust that He has a reason you were saved. It's your task to discover what that might be.

    Be strong, and remember your family is always with you in your heart. They will watch over you from Heaven.

    God Bless,
    Audra
    Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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  52. Ruben hello, I'm so sad and sorry for you and your family. You're a Beautiful Boy That Will Grow Up and Have a great life. You'll remember, and think of your family always. Think of all the funny things That make you laugh. And laugh loud. XOXO love kate

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  53. Please know that you are thought of and being kept in our prayers. You are a strong boy... Your family will live with you forever in your heart...

    God Bless,
    Heather
    Long Island, NY, USA

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  54. Lieve Ruben en familie,


    Wij wensen jullie allen veel sterkte met dit groot verlies. En lieve Ruben; je mama,papa en broertje blijven steeds verderleven in je hart. Veel liefs en sterkte toegewenst vanwege fam. Peeters, Kapellen.

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  55. Ruben, your plight has touched so many people around the world & made us believe once again in the Grace & Mercy of God. Never think as you go through this life that you are alone because your family are now angels that will watch over you always.

    All the best,
    Velashini from Johannesburg, South Africa

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  56. Dear Ruben,
    My prayers go out to you and your family. I want you to know that you are truly blessed and a very strong being! You can make it through anything big or small! Yes you have lost your loved ones but you will always have a family.....The World! Don't you ever think you are alone little angel!
    Tonya USA North Carolina

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  57. Dear Ruben,
    The world holds you in its arms and God holds you in the palm of His hand. We often can't understand His plans but we can be certain that He will give us the strength to face and triumph over whatever we face. He has great plans for you, Ruben; of this, I'm sure.
    This seems to be only empty words now, but time softens grief. My love and prayers for you and your family , both here and in heaven, always.

    Diane Ingram Manotick, Ontario

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  58. Lieve Ruben,
    Je hebt iets heel verschrikkelijks meegemaakt! Ik wil je heel veel sterkte, kracht en wijsheid wensen om dit gruwelijke ongeluk te boven te komen. Je vader je moeder en je broer zullen ongelooflijk trots op je zijn door de kracht die je de wereld laat zien. Heel veel liefs, goeds en vooral sterkte!!!

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  59. Ruben,

    Prayers and best wishes are being sent your way from Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The world cries for you and wishes you strength and guidance.

    Amanda

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  60. Hi Ruben honey. We have heard about your miraculous survival and the devastating loss of your family. You are in our hearts and prayers. You are hurting from your loss, but we hope that knowing people all over the world love you and are praying for you will give you some comfort. Take care, Heather and family, Cary, NC USA

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  61. god bless you. be strong little boy
    love,
    Faye

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  62. Dear Reuben,

    I wish I could write to you in your native tongue like some of the others have but unfortunately I cannot. Many people around the world care about you and sympathize with the tough situation you have suddenly found yourself in. However, I want you to know that God not only cares about you and loves you a thousandfold more, He is the only one that can truly know how you feel. So I want to encourage you to rely on God for He is always listening and has an unlimited supply of love to give. I will be praying for you Reuben, and for God to guide you.

    Love, Sarah from Austin, TX (USA)

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  63. Er zijn geen woorden voor jouw grote gemis, Ruben. Ik kan je alleen heel veel sterkte en kracht toewensen. Ik denk aan je.
    Liefs,
    Petra

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  64. Ruben,
    Know that all things are part of a plan. Even scary tragic things like what you have gone through. Take the time to be strong. Then know what it is you are called to do.
    In God's grace,
    Tom

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  65. He Ruben, ik wens je heel veel sterkte met het verlies van je broer, vader en moeder. Zij zullen altijd bij je zijn. Het klinkt misschien raar maar je kunt met ze praten via een medium mocht dit een beetje verzachtend overkomen voor je verlies...

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  66. Nu woorden vinden, '
    is gelijk aan
    'kleuren uitleggen '
    aan blinden.

    Er zijn geen woorden voor.
    We wensen jullie veel kracht en sterkte toe
    met het vreselijke verlies.

    Lieve opa s / oma s /tante s/ ooms / neefjes en /nichtjes.. vrienden Zorg goed voor Ruben ! Ons aller hart is gebroken.Wij leven elke dag met jullie mee.

    lieve groet Annemieke

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  67. Dear Ruben,

    I fully understand the sadness and agony inside your heart following the dramatic incident you went through. I agree that it was a great loss for you and your remaining loved ones. But you must always remember, my dear, that you will be able to reunite with your parents once again, this time around in the presence of the Almighty. God chose you to remind the faithful that He is watching and that everything is under His control. May God afford your family ever-lasting rest and guide you throughout your life. Hold fast, Ruben!

    Khalil from Rabat, Morocco

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  68. The world has rallied around you in your darkest hour - take that as a sign of hope for a better tomorrow. Be strong, be brave, and get well soon. This outpouring of support and love spans from many countries and its message is conveyed over many languages. Prayers and thoughts are with you little one.

    BB ~ Texas, USA

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  69. Be Strong Little Brother. You survive with a purpose !!! I survive too after being hit by muggers in the head. Coma for 2 days . Things will be little different. The outpouring of Friends who care for you will be outstanding !!! I cry with the Rest of the posters here. They, We care for you Brother. Be strong. People from around the world Prays for you.....

    Ke Akua Hoomaikai Oe ....(God bless in Hawaiian)

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  70. My heart aches for you and the tragedy you and your family have been subjected. No words will help to ease your pain and sorrow. But I am sending you a lifetime supply of hugs, extra strength, peace and hope. Sweet Ruben...get well soon. You are clearly someone very special. Hold the many good memories near & dear to your heart.

    Dani - California, USA

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  71. Familie van Ruben, zorg goed voor dit prachtige jochie. VAYA CON DIOS.


    PS TELEGRAAF: JULLIE ZIJN VERACHTELIJK

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  72. Family of Ruben, Please watch over him in this difficult time. God Bless!

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  73. Lieve Ruben,

    Hopelijk laten ze deze blog staan, als je wat ouder bent, kun je dit allemaal lezen.

    Ik heb het hele verhaal gelezen. Jullie hebben het heel leuk gehad daar, maar helaas heeft dit verhaal een slecht einde.

    Ik wens je heel veel sterkte toe!
    Je bent sterk!

    Groetjes uit Midden-Limburg

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  74. You and your family are deep in my thoughts, and my heart is broken for you.

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  75. My heart breaks for you and the pain and loneliness you may feel but know that God must have the most amazing plan for you. You are a special child and you are in the prayers of all the nations. Cry out to God and lean on Him for peace and understanding. Love and prayers.

    Karen, Orlando, FL USA

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  76. Ruben, heel veel sterkte gewenst en dat je met liefde en begrip opgevangen zult worden door familie en vrienden. Sterkte, en je zal zeker iets mooi maken van je leven ondanks je enorme verlies... God Bless you and your family

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  77. Out of a tragedy comes a miracle. I join with the thoughts and prayers of many; for Ruben and those who will comfort him.

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  78. Ruben may the Presence of God be with you always, may His Love Strength and Peace envelope you now and always. May His Grace shine upon you and keep you safe.

    Lord bless his family as they take this young child into their lives, bless them Lord

    in Your name I pray, Amen

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  79. Stay strong little man. Your family will always be in your heart. God has amazing plans for you - remember that and live out the great life you will have. Prayers from the world are surrounding you. Take comfort in knowing you are loved.

    Jennifer from Portland Oregon

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  80. Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.

    Requiescant in pace.

    Amem

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  81. My heart goes out to you. I will be praying that God blesses you and keeps you.

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  82. De god zegent u en houdt u in zijn hand. U hebt drie beschermengels op uw schouder, altijd oplettend voor u.

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  83. I too wish you the best, and I'm terribly sorry for your loss.

    Washington State, USA

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  84. I always believe that things happen for a reason. Sometimes we can't understand that and it makes life harder. What has happened will make you stronger. Live for your parents and brother and make them proud. You are a survivor, your purpose in life is Gods plan.
    Debby from Southern California

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  85. Be strong little one. Your parents and brother would want this tragedy to strengthen you, not define you. Go on and live the life they would wish for you.

    All out hearts break for you.

    Casey from Nashville, TN

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  86. Dear Ruben,
    As long as the night may be, the sun will rise again. God bless you and be strong...the hearts of all around the world are with you.

    Ana from New Jersey

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  87. Ruben,

    You are such a strong and amazing boy and we pray that you will heal quickly and find comfort during this difficult time.

    Remember your family is always with you and treasure your memories of them. They will be watching over you.

    With Love from Chicago, IL
    Maura

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  88. All the best to you Ruben!
    To everyone else; nice of you to offer 'prayer' - but maybe leave your imaginary friend in the sky out of this tragedy. Why did his fearful grace cause this in the first place, hm?

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  89. Sorry for your tragic loss. Get well soon.

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  90. Dear Ruben,

    From the depth of my heart I cry for you, for your loss, your pain.

    Let life guide you and may you guide life.

    Healing takes time. You are supported by many, so don't be afraid to cry for your tragedy.

    Sending love and strength from Seattle.

    ~Michelle

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  91. Ruben, the world is hugging you. I hope you find comfort in the love of family and friends.

    Annika
    Seattle,USA

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  92. Ruben you are truly a miracle! It may not seem this way to you now...someday you will come to realize the meaning of your survival. Many people all over the world are praying for you and are touched by your loss. God Bless you and your family. Get well soon.

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  93. Hoping you find comfort in these hard times. We wish you a speedy recovery and peace and deepest condolences.

    Love and Peace from Dallas, Texas

    The Eijsermans

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  94. Ruben,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the sadness you feel in your heart. You will ask yourself "why was I the only one spared" your entire life. Realize that it was God's will for you to survive and you were meant to do something extraordinary with your time on this earth.

    Enjoy every moment you are given. Every sunset, every smile a passing stranger gives you and be strong young man. Your family will always be in your heart and mind- NO ONE can take that from you. I will pray for you and remember you forever. You can do anything with your life. Get well soon.


    Chris in California

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  95. Dear Ruben and family,

    Let the love and prayers heal your spirits. Don't ever blame yourself, it wasn't your fault. Don't feel guilty about being happy someday. Allow yourself the freedom to laugh, play, and live. There is a time to grieve, but then there is a time to laugh. I pray that the period of grieving is a healing time, and that it does not linger past its season. Don't forget that this tragedy is not WHO you are. You are the same unique boy, with the same gifts and talents, hang on to yourself.

    Love,

    Aleta
    Portland, Oregon, USA

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  96. Ruben,

    God made you the sole survivor for a reason. While I give you my condolences during this tragic event, I want you to realize how truly blessed you are. It will take time, and time heals all wounds. May God bless you.

    Melissa
    USA

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  97. May God always be with you. Wish you the best.

    Erich
    Portland OR/Guatemala

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  98. Ruben, you are in my prayers... Your family is with our Lord now but he left you here. Get well soon and live life to the fullest!
    -Kimberlee (Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA)

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  99. Lieve Ruben, terwijl ik alle reacties zit te lezen en jullie reisverslag van Zuid-Afrika heb gelezen zit ik te rillen van emoties. Onbegrijpelijk, niet te bevatten. Wij gaan over 2 maanden ook met onze kinderen naar Zuid-Afrika en ook wij tellen de dagen af en zijn volop bezig met onze voorbereidingen. Alles krijgt ineens een bittere smaak. Als ik in het vliegtuig stap denk ik altijd als we gaan, gaan we met z'n allen, maar dat is mezelf iets wijs maken. Wat jij hebt moeten doormaken is vreselijk en ik hoop dat je je leven weer zult kunnen oppakken met familie en vrienden. Voorlopig eerst maar herstellen,zowel lichamelijk als fysiek. Sterkte!

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  100. Ruben, may your family rest in peace. My prayers are with them. I also pray that you remember them fondly but continue on to a bright future, I'm sure they would want that for you.
    All my warm wishes from California,
    Aleisha

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  101. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always, little man....May the Creator continue to keep you forever close.

    w. from Minnesota, US

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  102. Please, please, please don't let this tragedy be the thing that dictates the rest of your life. We all over the world want nothing but the best for you, Ruben. And for some reason you were chosen to live. God has a plan for you. I promise.

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  103. No matter how dark life will seem to get, know, that like the night, it will pass and you will only wonder through the dark for a while. Im sorry for your loss. There are no words i can say that will change the tragic fact. But take comfort in knowing that God's hand will guide you, hold you and protect you like he has done so far. May you have a fruitful life, filled with sunrises and God's love.
    Edwin, Phoenix AZ USA

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  104. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

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  105. God has a purpose for all things may He provide the strenght, courage and humility you may need to surpass this trial and may He guide and protect your ways so that you may clearly reflect the love that He is and the plan that He has. God bless

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  106. Dear Ruben,
    Be stong and we all wish you a good recovery! Let the sadness be changed by joy of the memories about your family.
    Best regards
    Alexey & Vera ( Almaty, Kazakhstan)

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  107. Reuben, I don't know you but I care about you. I will pray for you all the time that you will go on in life as God must have a special plan for you even if it takes time to see it. I believe your family will always be with you in your heart. They want you to be okay so trust that all will be well in your life. God Bless You Reuben. My Prayers and Hugs, Anna A. (New York, USA)

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  108. Ruben,

    Be strong and courageous because big things are in store for you. May you experience the peace and love that only God can bring in the coming days, weeks, months, and years ahead. I am praying for you. Take good care and all the best to you!

    Rebecca from Washington State

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  109. God has surely shown us a miracle with this. You are truly a blessed young man. Take what you have been given and give it back to all. Christ is holding you all the way.

    Your sister in Christ,
    Leah B
    Oklahoma, USA

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  110. Ingrid from Norway14 mei 2010 11:32

    Hey Ruben!

    This is terrible, I feel so sorry for you.
    But don't give up. You must be strong. I know you can make it! :)

    Ingrid, Norway

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  111. Only God can bring you up and out from where your soul is now. Remember He does love you and will be faithful to complete the good work He has started in you. That is why you are still here. Seek ye first the kingdom! Not just church but the kingdom! He is inside you...Gods grace and mercy, Misty Fay, AR

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  112. God Bless you Ruben and May the souls of your dear departed rest in peace!! Our prayers are always with you....

    Brinell Lewis
    India

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  113. Love and Prayers, Linda14 mei 2010 11:34

    One day a child among so many in this world and in minutes the whole world knows this child. Ruben, for a brief moment in time you have united all children, all people of this world. We LOVE you from deep in our hearts. Your parents and brother are so happy and proud of you at this moment. You will smile again.

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  114. Dear Ruben, I am so saddened by the loss of your parents and brother. I know it will be difficult but you should write down everything you know and love about your parents and brother. Just write and write and write until you cannot possibly think of another thing. One day a long time from now you will be so happy you wrote of everything you know and love about them. It will be your way of always remembering every detail of your life with them. God bless you Ruben!!!!

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  115. Rueben,

    Remember that ALL things work together for the good of them who love the Lord. That means that this situation and many others in life may not seem very kind or pleasant, but those people who remain focused on God will find that He has already planned wondrous and miraculous and good things for you. Be well and be blessed! You are loved!

    Candra from Texas, USA

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  116. May the Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Be strong, God has a plan.
    Love,
    The Martins

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  117. God bless you. You are such a brave boy.
    We dont understand everything that happens, but i am sure you have a great purpose in life.

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  118. Veel sterkte voor je jongen !

    Tom uit Suriname

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  119. Allah is keeping your family safe and loved until you reunite, Ruben. Stay strong, and know that your survival is making a positive change all over the world as hearts mourn for you and learn from your misfortune. May Allah replace that which is lost with that which is better for you in life.
    (Bahrain)

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  120. Hello Ruben,

    My heart cries for the loss you have suffered, but I hope you know that you are special. You have survived and I hope that the greatness you accomplish can be told to me somehow, because I know you will be great and your family will be proud.

    Keep strong and know that nothing is impossible. You will get through this and it will make you even stronger than you have already shown you are. All the best and a speedy recovery.

    M.J. Toronto, Ontario

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  121. We are saddened by your tragic loss but we also know that God is amazing and has a plan for you. Be strong and courageous in the Lord. Know that so many are praying for you and hoping you live a long, happy, full life.
    Howard Family, Athens, IL, USA

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  122. Dear Ruben,

    I am ver sorry for the tremendous loss you have suffered. My heart is crying for you. Unlike most others who have posted here, I do not believe in god. But I believe in YOU.

    Stay strong and positive and the world is yours.

    William
    New York

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  123. God Bless you Rueben. You are special and the love that will come your way will help you to heal. Your loved ones will always be with you to guide and protect you. My heart hurts for you little one. Be strong.

    Michael form Washington, DC

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  124. x-actly; be strong, & keep your faith, forever, however difficult or near mission impossible it might be at times, in God & the higher//greater powers...
    Altho it sounds like a strange sentiment at this moment in time, beneath the current circumstances, I suspect you've been blessed by sum powers way above & beyond what we human-kind kno of in this lifetime & I wish you peace & strength, & much love thruout your life to come...
    MIA FLA USA

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  125. My heart breaks for you Ruben. Take comfort knowing that so many people across this earth are praying for you and thanking God for your spared life. Big hugs from America!!

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  126. Ruben, be sure to know that the thoughts and prayers of so many people in this world are sending you much love to overcome this difficult time. God Bless you.

    São Paulo, Brazil

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  127. I just lost my son 6 weeks ago in a tragic accident. He was only 18 years old. I still cannot believe that he is gone. He is in a better place now as well as your family and will be watching us. And to you my precious child, I know God is always with you. You will missed your brother and your parents and there's nothing we can do about it, the pain is always there but just remember it happened for a reason that none of us can understand. Just remember them when they were alive and all the good memories you shared with them. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.Be strong.

    Tess Johnston, Austin,Texas, USA

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  128. Dear Ruben, God bless you and your family! Feel the world's love coming to you and heal fast! Remember, as paradoxical as it may sound, there is also love and message in everything that happened and may God bless you with enlightenment to understand that and to fulfill the calling of your soul! XOXOXO

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  129. Fuerza Ruben, desde Argentina, todo sucede por algo, be strong and life will help you in your new path.

    Un abrazo

    Nicolás

    Buenos Aires Argentina

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  130. From Palestine...Our hearts are with you.

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  131. God Bless you and may your family rest in peace. be strong, we are all touched by this incident.

    Much Love from Texas.

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  132. Nielsen Family14 mei 2010 11:49

    Ruben, be strong. God Bless you and keep you.
    Love and prayers from the Nielsen family in Cape Town, South Africa.

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  133. You are God's miracle and are truly loved... Keep strong in Christ...We are praying for you.

    Blessings,
    The Johnsons
    Dallas, TX

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  134. Rueben, I know you are angry with "God" and who or whatever is responsible for taking your family away from you.
    Some day, young man, you will wake up and realize that this is the day you choose to start living again.
    Until then, just know the world has felt your pain and for a moment in time, shared it with you.

    Best of luck buddy...

    A Mom
    3rd Generation Dutch American, US

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  135. From Farmington New Mexico
    You are in our Heart's and our Prayers
    Your Family will be watching over you. My heart is saddened that you have lost them, Just try to remember God must have a plan for you.
    God Bless, And prayers to your Family.
    Pat Bowen

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  136. be strong ruben. you are loved deeply by everyone. my prayer goes to you and your family. i am so sorry for your loss.

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  137. Ruben,
    I can't even begin to imagine the pain you are feeling. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please know there are people throughout the world that care about you. I pray that, over time, you will heal and have a successful life filled with happy memories of your family.
    Naomi H. (California, USA)

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  138. From The Bahamas, Thinking of you. Good luck in your recovery

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  139. From Jessica in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
    Dearest Ruben, you and your family are in my thoughts. It took me until today to read your story, because I knew it would make me cry. I know that nothing said here can make it any better, but I hope you find some comfort in the thought that the entire world is grieving for your family. <3

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  140. Ruben - I am sad with you but God can give you what you need to survive this. Seek him and you will find him.

    Much love from Florida

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  141. We wish you love and happiness. We know you a strong enough to path through this tragedy. You will survive. We support you.

    Nadya and sons from Moscow, Russia

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  142. I dont know you but I have great love for you. Your path is ahead of you. You are a wonderful part of this world. I will pray for your heart to be filled. words can not express what you are going through, in your little mind. I love you Reuben, be great!

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  143. Be strong little brother. You are part or a much larger plan.

    -Chrishen, Oklahoma

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  144. You do not know me, as I do not know you-- yet I hope and pray that your physical recovery is swift and your tears are of fond memories shared with your family.
    I'm deeply saddened by what has happened to you. Find comfort knowing that you have another chance in this lifetime.
    Love & Peace with you,
    a young mother in California, USA

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  145. My heart is with you Reuben, though I will never know you. Your story has touched the hearts of caring, compassionate people all over the world. May you live a happy and prosperous life full of love, light and laughter.

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  146. God bless you, Reuben, we all love you sooooo much. Be strong, and don't forget to pray, as we all are for you. I'm so sorry this had to happen to you.

    God bless,

    The Salem Family

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  147. Dear Rubin,
    Life is the biggest mystery and so many unexplainable things happen. I am very sorry for your loss, but happy that you were spared.For every dark night, there is a bright day coming and although I can not imagine the pain and shock that you are feeling, I want you to know that your survival was a MIRACLE and a GIFT from God to humanity. God has a great plans for you. We never are given more than we can handle so please know that you are a STRONG boy as you get older and walk your path, tap into your god given strength and and reach the potential that you are meant to reach. Some day this will somehow make sense to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers for a fast recovery. May god continue to Bless you and carry you through life.
    Thinking of you.
    Maryam (United States of America, California)

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  148. Ruben,
    Your life is forever changed and even though your family is not physically present, they are alive inside of you. God will guide you and keep you. Lean on Him who loves you more than you can imagine.
    Hugs and prayerful support to you.
    A Mom in Houston, TX

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  149. My family is praying for you and may God Bless you in your recovery. There are no words for your loss.
    Nancy D, New York

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  150. Beste Rueben en dierbare familie leden, mei God houdt u in de meest gezegende plaatsen op aarde. Hij kan de droefheid comfort en maakt uw leven een buitengewone voorbeeld van thankfulness, liefde en vrede. Uw reis moeilijk zal zijn, maar de liefde zal rondom u vrede en vastberadenheid zullen geven. Vriendelijke groeten. Neem mijn inspanningen vertaling vergeven. G. LeSan, Missouri

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  151. Our prayers are with your family!
    God bless.

    Seattle, Washington, USA

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  152. Hello Ruben!

    WOW! So many people have poured out their hearts and I come to do the same. I'm sorry that at such a young age you have to deal with loss like this. I pray that God will take you under his wing and I hope you never forget how much He loves you. WE love you and pray for the healing of you and your relatives.

    Crystal
    California, USA

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  153. god bless you rueben!

    norway

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  154. Ruben,

    I know you will always wonder why this horrific tragedy and loss would be part of the plan for life, and maybe you never will understand. Is there really an answer that wuld satisfy? But, know that your life can still be filled with joy, love and accomplishment! You are so very special. The only advice I have as someone who has experienced loss...you must work through your grief and LIVE your life to the fullest, explore, learn, love and have fun.

    Emily from Valencia, CA

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  155. Wij wensen you lieve en dappere Ruben heel veel sterkte. Liefs van Tia Burgers en kinderen Montreal/Canada

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  156. you are a miracle of life, stay strong, and live your life to the fullest.

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  157. God bless you Rueben. May you find strength in your time of healing and sorrow! I cannot even begin to know what you will go through, but my heart reaches out to you.
    A mom in the USA.

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  158. Dear Ruben,
    Hello from over here in Vermont, USA !

    I lost my mother when I was five.I still miss her and am now 67 years old.I let my sadness show and cry sometimes.It helps me to grow. Most of all it is important to tell someone how you feel.Make a big scrapbook of your family so you will have it to remember them by. It will also help you feel your feelings. You are a survivor, like me.I am happy that you are alive.
    Good luck little buddy !
    Dylan

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  159. For Ruben, Sweetheart, I am truly sorry to that you lost your mom, dad and brother, you may feel all alone in the world, but believe me you are not alone, God was in your heart and soul during this bad event and has saved you for something wonderful, you are a very special person indeed. Please believe. All my heart and prayers are with you as you try to recover and heal from your devastating tragedy.

    May God Bless and Keep You.
    Lisa A. From South Carolina

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  160. Dear Ruben...
    I am touched by all the messages here. You have brought the world together in this horrible tragedy. You are the little boy who belongs to all of us. We cry for your loss but we also send our love to you that you will live a wonderful life. Be strong, little man. We care.

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  161. Ruben, your family is still beside you in spirit...you will know the signs when you see them. You have the compassion and love of many across the entire world. I, for example, am a woman (and mother of two boys) in Washington State, USA, and have been very moved by all that you are going through. Know that so many others are praying for you and want to see you live a long and fulfilling life, once you can get through the pain of this loss. I wish that I could meet you some day. I wish you much love, strength and wonderful things for the future.

    God bless you,
    Noreen Beaufrere

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  162. Dear child,
    Please know that you are loved by God. Why you survived and your family and others did not, no one knows. Do not let this turn you against God or Jesus. You are a miralce from God and you are hear for a purpose and a reason. You have the entire world praying for your healing and well-being. Love, hugs, kisses and prayers to you.
    Denise Miller
    Woodstock , Ga
    United States of Americal

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  163. I am so sorry for your tragedy, stay strong, God Bless you

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  164. Ruben, God Bless you and your extended family... Know that Mama, Papa, and your brother are looking down at you from heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    The van Boxtel Family
    California, U.S.A.

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  165. Ruben, Je bent echt iets speciaals. God heeft een plan en zal je dragen door middel van deze duisternis. Hij waakt over u en u beschermt en zal met jou lopen elke dag van je leven. Hou hem te sluiten. Weet dat Hij je familie dicht bij Hem in de hemel is. Uw gebeden zijn altijd gehoord. We bidden voor Gods liefde, vrede en genezing touch op je nu en altijd. Liefde voor jou. Wees sterk! De Rader Familie, Michigan, USA

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  166. Ruben,..you're not alone.

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  167. My regards to you on your loss, stay strong God has kept you alive for a reason

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  168. Dear Ruben,

    The loss of your family is unfathomable, but hold the happy memories in your heart as you move forward.

    There is a reason that you are still here, stay strong, and hold on to the memories, your family will always be in your heart.

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  169. Just remember the last time you hugged your parents and brother and keep that memory inside because that hug was meant to last forever. No one can take that away from you. Your family is watching you and they are very proud of you.

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  170. I love this boy Ruben whom I have never met. My heart goes out to you for your loss. You will remain in my prayers...God bless you always.

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  171. Little one: The world's prayers go out to you and your family during this hard time. I smashed both my legs in a bad car accident 20 years ago, I know how hard it is to deal with this injury. But you will get better. Be patient and when it's OK to, work those legs like the Doctor's tell you, every day. The pain will get much less eventually. I know you will be strong and heal up well. God Bless you and your family, God Rest the dear souls of your parents, and keep all of you.
    In prayer, respect and sadness...
    Tracy C.

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  172. KLeine sterke man heel veel sterkte,moge god je de kracht geven dit een plaats te geven in je leven
    Andre

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  173. Ruben,

    I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy. The whole world is thinking of you.. you are a special buy and are very blessed. Remember your family and all the good times and love that you have for each other. You will be at peace someday. You are a sweet boy, God bless you

    Stacie - Folsom, California

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  174. Ruben,

    God, together with your parents and brother, must be watching you from heaven. You are a special boy. God has a perfect plan for you...you now have more people loving, caring and praying for you than ever before.

    Be faithful,
    Mae from California

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  175. My dearest little Ruben, I wish I could write to you in Dutch but unfortunately I cannot. I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for the loss of your Mom, Dad and brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Hold on to the last memories of your family holiday in South Africa. This photo (which your Mom or Dad took) is of the Bourke's Luck Potholes in Mpumalanga. These potholes mark the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon, the 3rd largest canyon in the world and the only green canyon. My son did his Springbok Scouting Hike through this canyon and ended at these potholes so it is a very special place to me. He was 17 at the time. He is now almost 21!

    I see that the Libyan Boy Scouts came to the hospital today and gave your Auntie Ingrid a bouquet of flowers. When you are feeling better you should think about joining the Boy Scouts if you aren’t already one.

    You take care little one.

    Lots of love

    Angela Krige
    Centurion
    South Africa

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  176. Lil Ruben,

    I feel your loss. The memories of your momma, poppa and brother will always remain in your heart. Which in turn, will keep them alive in your heart. There is a great hope and promise that Jehovah GOD has provided. The resurrection! When we will see our loved ones again. Stay strong lil man, and hold onto GOD's hand always.

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  177. Ruben,

    There may be some difficult moments to come, but know this little man, you are strong and you are loved! There will be many special moments also! Hold on to your WONDERFUL Memories with Mom, Dad and Brother adn one day you can create some of those same memories with your wife and children because you will be a wonderful Dad. Your Aunt and Uncle are very lucky to be with you... love them with all your heart, love them with a strong love because Mom and Dad will watch you from heaven and they want you to love and be loved! Jesus can heal the pain and time will make life better. Hang in there!

    Your Friend,
    Robert
    Ohio, USA

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  178. Roland from Connecticut, USA14 mei 2010 12:31

    Sending you love. My thoughts are with you in your hour of need.

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  179. Dear Child, I hope you know the world is praying for you. I personally am so sorry for the loss of your family. Losing a parent is not easy and even harder that you lost 2 and a big brother. God has a plan for you and it must be a big one. You are very blessed that you have other family members that will be there to comfort you as you move through this life. God bless you.

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  180. Dear Ruben,

    I am so incredibly sorry for this unbelievable loss you have suffered. Although this may sound crazy, there are truly people around the world who --while they don't know you -- are sending you love and good wishes. As for me, I'm sending you a big hug from Massachusetts!!

    And as other people have commented, it won't always be an easy road, but take the love from those around you and use that to help gain your strength back.

    Amy

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  181. Most precious Ruben,

    I feel so much love for you. I wish I could hold your heart in mine and give all of my strength and nurturing to fill you forever.
    I agree with the lady from Oregon and others who tell you to know that there is a natural and important healing time to grieve. If you let yourself learn to be very still inside, you can begin to perceive a sense of light in the darkness that you feel. That light is loving and is always near to you. We get in the way of this love light when our minds are filled with thoughts and emotions that block it like fog. As others who love you here are telling you, please please let yourself have joys. The healing of the joys that simple things can bring into your heart, mind, body and your spirit. Just allowing yourself to feel the breeze, sunlight on your skin. Listen to the beautiful sounds of birds and streams of water flowing, and music that speaks to your spirit. Breathe, heal your legs and walk with an open wise heart through your life. All you have been through will give you compassion for the pain of others who you will be able to understand, comfort and help. Learn to recognize that within every single moment that you have breath, to notice that somewhere in that present moment there is a gift that you can discover and develop the strength, the wisdom and the heart to give thanks for. Within each breath, each moment exists a still small voice that you can learn to be quiet enough to hear. There you can learn to discern messages that you can't see with your physical eyes but are real. They can help you and guide you as you learn to pay attention them and "separate the pearls from the sand."
    Please get a Facebook page to we who love you can remain close to you always<3
    Marsha Levine

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  182. I cannot imagine what you are going through. I'm sure you will have some very sad days ahead. But please remember that your parents and brother would be SO happy to know that a part of them survived in you. Always remember that they would want you to have a a wonderful life and be happy. God bless you always.

    Rachel
    Boston, USA

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  183. Ruben

    A 9 year old boy shoud never have to endure so much pain. Our hearts and thoughts go out to you and your family. Cry when you need to, laugh when you can. Soon the memories and love of your family will over come the pain. Through you your Mom, Dad and Brother will live on and will give you the strength to be whatever you want to be. Be strong Ruben, the World is standing by your side.

    Our sincerest best wishes for you,

    The Clark Family
    Issaquah, WA USA

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  184. May the light of all this love over you, fill and heal your now wounded heart. May peace find roots in your young and pure soul.

    Martha B

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  185. Dear Ruben,
    Sometimes bad things happen to good people, and there is no answer as to why. There will be a lot of pressures on you going forward, that you will have no choice but to overcome. At times, you may battle feelings of guilt for having survived this horrible accident. But, it simply isn't an issue of fault. It's an issue of chance. You aren't charmed, blessed or the "chosen one," though many will assert that you are. There will be those who will say you're unique. And the dangerous thought that can creep into your mind when you hear people saying such things, is a feeling that you are unique, that no one can truly know or relate to how you feel, and because of this you're somehow alone in the world. But, truth-be-told, you're not unique and you're not alone. You are a survivor. And the world is full of survivors. You are not and will never be alone! Godspeed...
    -An Anonymous Survivor

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  186. Prayers and peace for your family.

    From North Carolina, USA

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  187. Dear Ruben,
    I am so sorry for your loss of your parents and your brother. My prayers go out to you and your other family members. Your mama, papa and brother are surely watching over you in Heaven.

    God bless you. Stay strong.

    Cathy, Texas, USA

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  188. My prayers go out for Ruben and his family. Godspeed. From Kokomo, Indiana USA

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  189. My heart goes out to you and your family. May God keep you in his arms. Always look to him for guidance. You have many friends around the world who wish you well. I wish for your continued recovery.

    Laurie Z.
    Buford, GA USA

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  190. So sorry for your loss. We around the world hold you in our hearts.

    Kathy
    Seattle, Washington, US

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  191. Dear Ruben:

    You are such a brave boy and I am sure your family is proud of you. There is a Chinese saying that if you survive an accidence, a bright future is waiting for you.
    (Hug from a chinese family)

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  192. Young Reuben,

    We are so sorry and saddened that you have lost your mom, dad and brother. We have a young son who is 9 like you, and we know how important it is to feel safety and the love of family. We are praying for you Reuben, you are so precious!

    We send you lots of hugs and our love to you. Please know that there are people who are praying for you around the world-even now-and will do so daily.

    The Lord's blessings on you and to keep you safe. You are loved!

    From Bill and Lynelle
    Oregon, USA

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  194. Dear Ruben, your miraculou survival is a gift. It was not your time to go. I am so sorry for the loss of your family, but take solace in knowing that they are watching over you. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

    Ann
    Massachusetts, USA

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  195. I'm very sorry for what has happened to you. No one will ever know what it feels like to be in your shoes. I'm really at a loss of words but wanted to send my support to you. Take it one day at a time and don't give up.

    From the bay, CA

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  196. The world is crying for your loss Ruben. Stay strong.

    Love from England.

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