Mitchell Jones' journey ends; Herriman boy followed by thousands online dies at home

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  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    March 9, 2013 6:27 p.m.

    Condolences and Best Wishes to this young man's family in capturing the best, the lessons and remembering him as you mourn and move forward in your lives.

  • ldswahine CENTERVILLE, UT
    March 7, 2013 3:02 p.m.

    "Where there is great love there are always miracles."
    Sometimes the miracles come in the way lives and hearts are changed and strengthened through our trials, and through the love and support we receive from others.
    God bless this family always for their example of courage and great love and faith!
    (Thank you, Deseret News, for sharing these stories that inspire and bring hope and gratitude to our hearts.)

  • Serenity Manti, UT
    March 5, 2013 12:06 p.m.

    I've been following this F/B post for a while and watched sadly as that little guy was digressing. He was so brave, buoyed up by the love of his family. He was blessed to be placed into an earthly home with so much caring, love and bravery. I am so thankful to the parents for sharing the life of their little boy. Their courage gives us a glimpse of the bravery, the love, the compassion of which a human soul is capable. Thank you for sharing the love of a good family in what could be the worst experience a family could ever suffer. God bless you and offer you the comfort only He can give.

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    March 4, 2013 2:36 p.m.

    To: One Old eyes too were filled with tears of sadness that this young man didn't live a long time and tears of joy because of the words of love and support that have been expressed. He is in such a more peaceful and loving place now and what better place to be - than in the presence of your Heavenly Father.

  • The Caravan Moves On Enid, OK
    March 4, 2013 1:06 p.m.

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you will take enormous comfort in knowing that through the love and power of our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, that you will someday be re-united with your precious son and brother again, but this time, for good.

    God bless you all.

    Dan Maloy
    Enid, OK

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    March 3, 2013 7:53 a.m.

    RIP little guy. Vayo Con Dios

  • Mayfair City, Ut
    March 3, 2013 7:17 a.m.

    What a family.
    I think I would be unable to barely hold it together if this was my lot in life--let alone look outward and invite others into my pain as you have.

    What a wonderful Dad and Mom you must be.

    And how eloquent and touching and an inspiration you have been to share your sweet Mitchell and your lives and your pain and your hope with the world.

    Mitchell has given his very life in bringing others closer to God and to the meaning of true faith, love, and humanity.

    May you as his Mom and Dad and siblings and family take comfort in the gift that sharing your Mitchell and your journey has become.

  • Jeff Marr San Jose, CA
    March 2, 2013 11:57 p.m.

    My condolences to the family. This strikes close to home as my son has this condition. One correction to the article: Average life expectancy has increased into the late twenties and will likely soon be in the early thirties. This makes Mitchell's case more poignant. Averages are no comfort.

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    March 2, 2013 11:11 p.m.

    I logged onto the Facebook page this afternoon after I learned of Mitchell's passing. The pictures of Mitchell in his final hours with his mother were so tender, I began to sob as my heart aches for this family.

    Surely Mitchell is safe and free from pain now. May his family be comforted at this difficult time. What an example for us all.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    March 2, 2013 7:55 p.m.

    Dear Jones family - I am so touched by your quiet example and beautifully written words as you shared your experience of Mitchell's earthly life. What true eternal love your family has! May God's peace and comfort come upon you all as you say "see you later, for now" to your Mitchell.

  • hillplus Aurora, CO
    March 2, 2013 7:32 p.m.

    PS. your title is wrong. Mitchell's journey has not ended! He has just started a new leg of it. One filled with lots of service and missionary work. He has joined God's Army full time!!

  • utah cornhusker NORFOLK, NE
    March 2, 2013 6:23 p.m.

    Thank you so much for sharing Mitchells story and his family. My heart sank when I read of his passing on the fb page. May God bless his family. There are truly an example of what a family should be like. In just the short time Ive been aware of his situation it has wanted me to realize that our loved ones can be gone in such a short time and We need to show love to our family and friends any time We see them. Our prayers are with you and Thanks for sharing Mitchell.

  • hillplus Aurora, CO
    March 2, 2013 4:38 p.m.

    I have been following Mitchell's journey for a while and have been so very humbled and touched. Mitchell has made me want to be a better mother, wife, sister daughter and saint. Thanks go to the Jones family for being so willing to let us into their lives at such a tender time! You are all loved!

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    March 2, 2013 3:52 p.m.

    Mitchell, what a sweet, wonderful boy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jones family. This boy's story has reminded me of what really matters and makes me want to be a better dad.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 2, 2013 2:23 p.m.

    Reading this brought tears to my eyes. Somehow I had been hoping that someone in medical research would find a way . . .

    We all owe Mitchell and his family a big round of thanks for sharing their courage and faith with all of us.

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    March 2, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    Having lost our son seven years ago, my heart goes out to his family. Parents should never have to bury a child. Support from others along with a lot of prayer will help you get through the ordeal. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • David Ricardo Cedar Hills, UT
    March 2, 2013 12:28 p.m.

    Inspiring family, thank you for your examples

  • Shimlau SAINT GEORGE, UT
    March 2, 2013 12:16 p.m.

    My condolences to the family. My family wishes you the very best.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    March 2, 2013 11:41 a.m.

    When I went to bed last night, I checked to see if anything new had been posted, I was sensing that Mitchell was in his final hours. I got up this morning and read on Facebook that he had passed away last night. I just posted this article on the FB site. I learned about Mitchell from an article a month or so ago in the DN. Thanks for sharing about such a great young man and his courage and his families courage and their strength.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    March 2, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    Oh dear. Reading this brought tears to my eyes.

    What great courage and love this young man and his family for the inspiration they have brought to so many of us.

    We need to thank them for sharing their story with the world. My thoughts and prayers will be with them.