FanPost

Sending out prayers tonight.




As I sat down to my dinner earlier, I got on Facebook and saw a post that prayers were needed for a Maryland favorite, Zach Lederer. According to posts on his page, he was taken off life support and still fighting. I had no clue Zach wasn't doing well. I hope we can all send prayers up tonight for Zach. I've never in my life met the man but after watching/reading about his story, you almost feel like he's always been your friend.

On February 11, 2012, after really learning about Zach's story, I decided to go on Facebook and see if he had a page and he indeed did. I sent him a Friend request and a personal message. In a nutshell, I wrote that I thought his story was amazing; how it was awesome to see the strength he possessed; and how it was great to see him inspiring people all around the globe. I told him to take care and thanked him for reading my message.

Two days later, I saw where he accepted my Friend request and replied to my message with one of his own. I want to share it now.

'Thank you very much for taking the time to write this message to me. It means a lot to me to know, as far away as you are, you are thinking of me. I am realizing more and more how strong Terpnation is. I am touched that you consider me to be an inspiration. I will definitely keep fighting with everything I have. Once again, I consider this an opportunity to show the world how strong I am. This kind of opportunity is a kind that few people get in a lifetime. I consider myself to be incredibly lucky, in that I have now had and taken the opportunity twice before the age of 19. Thank you for the support, Zach Lederer'

Without a doubt the greatest note I've ever received. I'm praying for you, Zach. Keep on fighting.

Anything deemed inappropriate will be deleted by an admin or moderator with the power to do so. The views of the above FanPost do not represent the beliefs of Testudo Times or Testudo Times' authors, nor are they the work of them.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Testudo Times

You must be a member of Testudo Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Testudo Times. You should read them.

Join Testudo Times

You must be a member of Testudo Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Testudo Times. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker