Little Bean, Big Heart (3 Photos)

On April 13th of this year I posted a photo in the DAR (above) of a little 19 month-old boy named nicknamed Bean, fighting for his life. Born with a quirky anatomy to put it mildly, Bean is a sort of medical mystery. All signs point to an chromosome abnormality but no known syndrome. Before his third surgery, Bean lay unconscious with his lucky green KCCO egg and a little advice from Yoda. His mother, Melikahiwa, asking the Chivers only for some positive thoughts and prayers.

Since I posted the photo hundreds of Chivers have written me asking for an update. I finally have it:

And finally, one my favorite photos I’ve ever posted on this site. It shows Bean last weekend, on his second birthday, walking the pediatric hall of Hopkins with a huge IV after his surgery. Thanks to the elite doctors at Hopkins and the giant will of one little Chiver, Bean is better now. His mother exclaimed, “John, my precious Bean is fixed.”

The photo of Bean in his black KCCO is now framed in the new pediatric wing at Johns Hopkins.

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  • Dusty

    #3

    Came to theCHIVE today to look at some chick-and I'm bawling.

    • CowboyChiver

      Good luck little buddy, KCCO!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/danmcg Daniel McGrath

      He'll be eating his weight in bacon in no time!
      Chive On little guy!

    • lol

      My Mom tells me that I did the exact same thing when I was around that age after I had my second penis removed.

      • Epitomizer

        You're a bad person.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mickael.duncan1 Mickael Duncan

        The surgery didn't work, you're still all dick.

    • Underbaker

      Looks like he already has the KCCO down pat, so I will just leave with a prayer for a great life and a God Bless. #2

    • Bean=awesome

      The strength of this little boy is amazing! He did what most adults can't do! Chive on Bean!!!!

    • Tillman61

      Agreed – hell of a way to spend your second birthday and he's strolling like a big dog. So glad he's fixed up.

    • Giblets

      Probably the best picture on the best site in the world.

    • DarthJ

      I know, man. But it always lifts my spirits to see how much love Chivers and Chivettes have for these little ones.

    • Jared

      I hope that if somone ever actually reproduces with you that your children are healthy and live a great life. Cause your clearly not man enough to handle what this kid, and his parents are going through. Peice of shit.

      Fuck you sir.

      Chive on Little Bean.

      • Jared

        This should have been under Pedro's comment. Angry posting got me.

    • Amazing 2yo

      #3 Kids are amazing how strong they can be when they don't know anything else. The caption under the photo should read "hey what's the hold up where's my Bacon? hard to get great service."

  • jim thorton

    That last picture is awesome! Good for this little dude.

    • Master Yoda

      Calm you shall keep and on you must chive, my young padawan.

    • Dark Helmet

      Agreed

  • Pedro

    I never read the info on these posts. Just saying

    • Coob19

      You are a douchebag. Just saying. Hats off to ya tough guy

    • derp.

      You are welcome to leave anytime.

    • AssHaterson

      Then you are missing the absolute point of thCHIVE. Go fist yourself on reddit.

      • Pedro

        Reddit has done more for charity since it's inception than The Chive. Just saying

        • patov40

          Oh and, "Just saying" is another way to say, "What I have to say isn't worth two shits." And still, go fuck yourself in the face. Have a nice day! 🙂

    • GWC

      You would be better served not saying anything at all.

    • Awesome

      Then you are the one missing out.

    • Shawn

      You are such a fucking tool.
      This little dude is more of a man than you will ever be.

      • Kip Stetson

        that wasn't a girl???

    • Juan Julio

      same here. i just scroll down and aim for "first".

      • chch

        idiota

    • patov40

      Four days late but still, fuck yourself in the face. Have a nice day! 🙂

  • jasonsapunka

    #3 He just looks like an absolute boss. "Surgery? Bitch, please. I can take it."

    • HatBomb

      Well said, "Bitch please, I got this. Now where the hell is the DAR?!"

    • HumpDan

      I like to think he's saying "Where's the maternity ward? That's what I love about these new born girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age."

      Chive on little man!

    • MylesofStyles

      "Dear chromosome abnormality. Go fuck yourself."

    • Ty4

      Absolutely zero fucks are being given by this kid.

    • Si1entStatic

      "Peace. I'm out. Nurse said there was Chocolate milk in the cafeteria…."

    • the joker

      then he died. the end.

      • http://www.facebook.com/melikahiwa Melikahiwa SlumberQueen Paulson

        What a horrible things to say Joker. Wow.
        Actually he is upstairs sound asleep. Probably dreaming of nurses in yoga pants.

        • B_Error

          Happy for you and your family! I'm sure he got the strength to pull through from his family's suppport. Congrtats to y'all! KCCO!

        • http://thechive.com F3n1x187

          hehe and never too soon to start dreaming, Chive On ma'am and Bean 🙂

      • http://www.facebook.com/mike.d.field Michael Field

        After living a extraordinary life that puts the most incredible man in the world to shame!

        KCCO bean and his family!

        • http://www.slumberpartiesbymay.com Bean's Mom

          Thanks for all the Love. He is a little Ham and does love his nurses.
          ❤ KCCO >3
          Bean's Mom

  • Dorman

    Exactly the reason I love this site. Keep Chiving Bean

  • Guest

    AWESOME NEWS!! The kid is a superstar!

  • Rob

    simply WOW!!! very powerful!!

  • Dork

    Yay Bean! Glad to read and see you are doing better!!!!

  • Woody

    Fuck, something is in my eye….love that pic #3

    • DarthJ

      Hey, man, real men ARE allowed to cry when it comes to little kids.

    • http://www.facebook.com/melikahiwa Melikahiwa SlumberQueen Paulson

      Thanks. He is an amazing little guy. Really is…. Put me through the wringer sure, but worth every second and makes up for the stress with sloppy kisses…

  • BigPup

    theCHIVE's on your side, you'll be just fine 😉
    God speed little Bean!
    Can we help um out with some $. I'm sure this has had to be taxing on their bank account.

    • Justin

      Agreed. Id be willing to put some up for this family.

      • http://www.facebook.com/melikahiwa Melikahiwa SlumberQueen Paulson

        I'm not sure if the Chive would be happy if I were to accept such. They might get bombarded with random sick kid pictures all the time from parents looking for handouts. I'll ask John what he thinks, I'm just delighted with all the support and love.
        As a SuperMom going at this with only the support of my extended family and a few friends that are in the know, it has been tough. Ever try to hold a decent job when you don't know if you will make it to work or be at the hospital? I'm blessed with a PT job with understanding management. The scheduling flexibility needed to take care of a special child is really quite a challenge.
        ❤ Thanks for all the love and support ❤

  • HatBomb

    Enough with the lies, that isn't sawdust in my eye, I'm just tearing up a little. Chive On Bean, you are an inspiration to us all. #2

  • John

    I never tire of stories like this!

  • Jasha

    Amazing. The true meaning of The Chive. Well done!

  • DanC

    Awesome

  • corbinkeith

    We are all behind you Bean! You will always have your loving family and this loving community to turn to. Fight the good fight and KCCO buddy!

  • boob_cuddle

    Amazing. Keep chiving little man.

  • Pat

    That's awesome!

  • Nick M

    Damn there is a lot of dust in there right now.

    You're a tough kid Bean, KCCO at its finest.

  • Brad N.

    That is great! KCCO little guy!

  • Question_Mark_

    #3 Most badass kid ever. KCCO little champ.

  • DaddyChiver

    Chive on Bean!

  • passwordistaco

    More like Beanstalk, little Chiver is sproutin'! Rock on little man.

    • http://www.facebook.com/melikahiwa Melikahiwa SlumberQueen Paulson

      Indeed he is finally growing! Yay surgeons!
      He is still very tiny due to all his bumps along the road, but hoping he catches up! (Hey his uncle is 6'6" he has a LOT of growing to do!)
      Thanks for all the love!
      ❤ KC&CO ❤

      • passwordistaco

        So glad to see and hear he's doing better, don't worry he'll catch up in no time at all. KC&CO Bean and Mama Bean 🙂

  • JPPO

    This is Awesome!!! Great history; I'm sure all chivers are glad to know Bean is better day after day.

  • Cal Fire FOBS

    You go, little dude!

  • REVOLVER_KAZ

    #3 I think I have some dust in eye

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