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Report: Tommie Harris' wife on life support

Posted on: February 12, 2012 5:22 pm
Edited on: February 12, 2012 5:24 pm
 
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By Ryan Wilson

The wife of defensive lineman Tommie Harris is on life support after suffering either a stroke or brain aneurism, family friend Bill Horn told the Chicago Sun-Times' Sean Jensen.

"We are holding on for a miracle," Horn said.

Harris was the 14th overall pick in the 2004 draft out of the University of Oklahoma. He played seven seasons with the Bears where he was a Pro Bowler. The team released him after the 2010 season. He was also released by the Colts during the 2011 preseason before signing with the Chargers where he played in 13 games, registered 13 tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble.

Jensen reports that Ashley, 29, is in an Oklahoma hospital and some of Harris' Chicago teammates are en route to offer their support. Ashley gave birth to the couple's second child in October.

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Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:11 am
 

Report: Tommie Harris' wife on life support

SDNatiev, that quote brought tears to my eyes. I don't know who Wendy Feireisen is or was, but she's very wise. I know firsthand how much truth is in her words.

Thank you for posting it.



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:57 am
 

Report: Tommie Harris' wife on life support

So young and so sad.  I hope she gets her miracle!  Some things in this world I will never understand!  Things like this is one of them!



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:52 am
 

Report: Tommie Harris' wife on life support

p621806, great post. I have the same feelings as you about God and religion, but one can't deny the strength and peace some people find in prayer. It doesn't do anything for me, but I would never try to trivialize or diminish what it obviously does for others.

To the point of the story, while I won't pray, I do fervently hope that Ashley Harris recovers fully and swiftly. 29 is far too young to die and a 4-month old baby deserves to have his or her mother.



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:42 am
 

Report: Tommie Harris' wife on life support

You never want to read about things like this. I hope she can make a full recovery. I feel for their family, I've been in a similar situation and it's a very difficult time all around. My thoughts and prayers are with the Harris family.



Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:13 am
 

Report: Tommie Harris' wife on life support

Prayers for her and her family.



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:03 am
 

Report: Tommie Harris' wife on life support

     p621806, 5-star post.  I am not a very religious person myself but what you said was great.  Chiefsforpres, whatever you feel about prayers is your opinion and you are entitled to it.  But if someone in your family was dying, would you say the same thing then?  My sympathy and kind thoughts go out to Tommie Harris and his family.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:53 am
 

Report: Tommie Harris' wife on life support

@chiefsforpres  All I can say is WOW! 



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:40 am
 

Report: Tommie Harris' wife on life support

When I was 14 years old my mother suffered a brain anerism.  We were in church when it happend.  Docs gave her less than 10% chance of survival.  Even if she did survive most likely she would be serverly brain damaged.  20 years later the only side effect she has ever had is a slight blind spot.  Dont tell me mircales dont happen and prayer doesnt help.  Stay strong Tommie.  Believe.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:34 am
 

Report: Tommie Harris' wife on life support

Thoughts and prayers.  Too young.



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 8:52 am
 

Report: Tommie Harris' wife on life support

Thoughts and prayers for Tommie and his family.


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