To view, print and share the print version of Darrell Jamha’s touching speech, please click here: darrellsspeech
Darrell’s Journey website: http://www.darrellsjourney.com/
On Sunday my friend, Darrell Jamha, passed from ALS. Darrell invited people into his experience, and allowed those who were willing, the opportunity to witness his transformation both physically and spiritually.
This video was sent to me by a mutual friend who also experienced Darrell’s journey. I have watched it over and over and over. I cannot imagine that Snow Patrol was aware of ALS / MND when the video was created, but it has captured something that can only be experienced, and once experienced, understood.
CHASING CARS — Snow Patrol
We’ll do it all
Everything on our own
We don’t need anything or anyone
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
I don’t quite know
How to say
How I feel
Those three words
Are said too much
They’re not enough
Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life
Let’s waste time
Around our heads
I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own
All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they’re all I can see
I don’t know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all
“I need your grace to remind me…to find my own” – thank you Darrell
I just happened upon this site while doing research about ALS. I found Darrell’s speech lovely. It reminded me of the transformation that my friend, Stefania Raiola-Chadsey experienced in her last 6-8 months of her cancer/lyphoma. In April, 2013, it will be two years since her passing. Darrell exhibited the same message of love and courage.