Robin Williams sends a message of love to woman with terminal cancer

People have plenty of heartwarming tributes to the late Robin Williams over the past couple of days. But none of them capture the incredible kindness and love the actor embodied more than the message he sent a woman diagnosed with terminal cancer.

After doctors diagnosed Vivian Waller with liver, bowel, and lung cancer, the 21 year old mother drafted a bucket list of things she wanted to see and do before she passed away. These included: get married , celebrate her 21st birthday, celebrate her daughter Sophie’s first birthday, travel to Rarotonga, and meet Robin Williams.

Due to her health, Vivian couldn’t travel to the United States to meet Robin. Her friends and family reached out to the actor, who recorded a surprise message so she could cross his name off her bucket list.

“Hi Vivian, it’s Robin Williams here saying ‘hey girl what’s going on down there in New Zealand’. I’m sending all my love to you, Jack and Sophie. Knock this off your bucket list.”

Robin then broke into a Matthew McConaughey impersonation before signing off with a “much love to you baby”.

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Vivian’s family released the video so they could “show people how awesome a person he was”.

(H/T Sunday Star Times)

  • rosalinddunlap

    So sad he felt defeated and most likely was not wanting to put his famliy in position to have to see his pain and sorrow .He was a man who has made every one laugh in the movies and he has found his peace, bless his family.

    • landofaahs

      I’m not trying to be mean but we really don’t know he has found peace. There are consequences to taking one’s own life. Eternal consequences. Don’t flower it up or you may encourage others thinking of the same thing.

      • http://www.rosabrand.net Rosa Brand

        There’s is also a consequence to judging someone, as in you don’t know the full story. Condemning a man after his death is low, not at all Christian.

        • landofaahs

          Where did I judge him moron? I merely stated that according to the Christian faith suicide is a sin. Now whether God judges him is not for me or YOU to decide. I can’t say he goes to hell and you can’t say he doesn’t otherwise you are setting yourself up as a judge. I’m saying you don’t poo poo the act and give solace to someone contemplating suicide. These things have eternal consequences and are not to be trifled with. That is what I said and how you can twist anything else out of it proves your either dishonesty or inability to read English.

          • flgatoramy

            Did your parental’s not teach you……if you can’t say something nice, keep your f”*&£€ mouth shut.

          • landofaahs

            My parental’s? I assume you mean my parents. They taught me to tell the truth. The truth is that you are an idiot. My proof lies in your own words. I quote you “if you can’t say something nice, keep your f’*& mouth shut”. I guess you think that was nice to say and did not make you a hypocrite for doing exactly what you say I did. But I really don’t care about your opinion anyway so I forgive you for your retardation.

          • Tom Musso

            For a guy who says it’s not for him to judge, you seem to be kind of judgmental…

          • landofaahs

            So that’s your judgment of me? If you can judge me then why can’t I judge the rightness of something? It’s okay to judge behavior. I just don’t judge someone’s soul. That belongs to God but discerning behavior is judging behavior and that Is not just okay but good.

          • Jonathan

            You are one of the reason for atheism.

          • landofaahs

            So you only became an atheist when you read my posts? Me doubts that very much.

          • landofaahs

            Defending my position with passion is not judgmental. I’m just telling people to not poo poo suicide as respects salvation because the very last act you commit on earth that you are judged for is to commit self murder. My statement is compassionate for those living who are possibly suicidal. Robin’s lot is already cast and it was cast as he died. After death, comes the judgment for all our life’s deeds. Please have some compassion for those alive who need warning not to commit suicide.

          • http://www.VegasBuildingMaintenance.com Dan Acuna

            All sins are forgiven by the Blood of Christ. According to scripture, so long as he was saved by accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, he is in Heaven. Christ died for our sins, both big and small.

          • Bernadette Haugum

            You are 100% correct… Praise God

          • landofaahs

            There’s the rub. If you are saved why would you commit the deadly sin of murder?

          • roberta4343

            because once saved always saved is not a biblical teaching, just because one becomes a true Christian doesn’t mean problems and illness go away, Jesus was perfect yet he suffered plenty he got hungry, tired frustrated and he was murdered in a most cruel manner, hardly call that a charmed life. the apostles suffered plenty, and were not immune to depression and health problems. and if you look at pauls words at 1 co 6:9-10 it speaks about all the things that can bar one from everlasting life, murder is not even listed. tho I guess it can go with the thieves part where your stealing the life of another but in exodus it says not to murder. so why would God hold against you suicide if you were truly mentally ill? self murder is hardly a act most people would do even the most wicked person wants to live (unless like I said very ill) they don’t care if you die at their hands but they want to preserve themselves. so it takes quite a bit of illness and depression to do yourself in.

          • landofaahs

            But I’m not judging if he has an illness or not. God will do that not you or I. I only said that killing yourself has eternal consequences and God determines that not me or you

          • Sheila K Taylor

            If you read the Bible you should know that God says sin is sin and one is no worse then the other. All sin is bad. God does not see levels of sin. You said the deadly sin of murder, all sins are deadly. Even the little white lies that you tell.

          • landofaahs

            Even Hitler’s?

          • tonybigs

            Even Hitler’s. Christ died for all sins but as you know there is a requirement. Did Hitler embrace the requirement between the bullet and the head? We do not know. While it may anger many to even consider the possibility of redemption for Hitler we must accept the Final Judgement of God (whatever that may be).

          • landofaahs

            I agree

          • In_the_OC

            Well, it’s a nice thought, but I’ll just go on the record here hoping that Adolph Hitler is in Hell right now, receiving his just reward for all the happiness & joy he brought to millions of Jews & non-Jews alike. And since he was a flat out Paganist, I figure there’s a pretty strong chance that’s what’s going on. But that’s just my humble opinion. Maybe not so “Christian”, but maybe so when you think about it.

          • http://www.rosabrand.net Rosa Brand

            Thank you for eloquently proving my point with this post.

            Do you hear yourself when you speak? Don’t you see the blatant contradictions in the premises of your stand? You claim to be Christian, but where is the compassion, where is the charity, where is the Christ-like love when you call me a moron? In your first sentence, you have demonstrated the true nature of your character.

            What purpose do your posts serve? Is it really to save the soul of the author of the first post, informing her that by her adulation she could potentially be associating with a “sinner”? The implications are quite clear. By calling him out as a potential “sinner,” you question his worthiness for any admiration and respect, thus demoralizing anyone who would offer sympathy to him. Who exactly are you helping here? Since clearly you do not introspect deep enough to understand the fundamental premises of your arguments, let me give you a hint–It is to appear virtuous at the expense of another human being. In other words, it’s called vanity.

            Now answer this, Mr. Holier Than Thou: You wouldn’t give another human being solace who was contemplating suicide? A person who is hurting so bad they want to end it, who is in desperate need of compassion and love, you would cast them aside? Why?!!!! Are you afraid you’ll go to hell because you helped someone who was in pain? Wasn’t that Christ’s message, “Love thy neighbor” and “feed my sheep”? Where did it include, “Except those who want to kill themselves, because they’re unworthy”?

            Before you reply to me again, make sure you really think about what you’re saying. So far, the only thing I’m reading from a so-called Christian is that you enjoy ridiculing and demonizing other human beings.

          • Matt Crossette

            Wait a minute here… who was judging who?

          • landofaahs

            I am not contradicting myself at all. You just are too stupid to understand. I would rather tell an uncomfortable truth instead of a comforting lie. I do not judge people’s should but God does give us glimpses of how he judges and my statements are based on that. The woman posting insinuated that you can commit suicide and that there is no judgment for it when nobody can say that statement with assuredness. You must be careful not to give people about a false sense of security if they are contemplating suicide. You seem to be pretty judgmental of me but that’s okay because I can take it especially when I am sure of being correct. People like you need to be ridiculed for your stupidity. Jesus did not let Pharisees get by without correcting them and I won’t let people get by with lying either.

          • landofaahs

            Calling morons and idiots what they are is the truth. It’s not the nicest thing but it is one of my many faults to call things as I see them. If I err I am sure God forgives me because I pray for it every day. I am confident God will forgive me for being a bit harsh. I mean it’s not like I committed suicide or something.

          • brett

            As did the jewish priests condemned a woman of commiting adultry and should be stoned Jesus did lift her up and said to her you are forgiven amd sin no more. A lesson to be learned that even educated priests knowing the laws of religion, jesus can still offer forgiveness. Robin williams charitible, selfless acts he has done all his life will not be forgotten or go in vain by mere suicide and we dont know his reason for him doing so.

          • landofaahs

            God doers not give you a pass because you did more good then you did bad. That is false theology. God demands perfection and since we cannot be perfect we need to repent of our sins. How do you repent once you are dead?

          • Matt Crossette

            My faith believes that indeed suicide is a sin but at the same time we are not accountable for things that we may do ignorantly or in a state of mind that is not healthy. One could argue that almost nobody with a healthy mind commits suicide and therefore (according to my religion) is not accountable for it. Very sad but as you say, the Lord knows his mind and heart and will decide his fate.

          • landofaahs

            I would not take the chance on that. You say a person could not commit suicide who has a healthy mind. Well I would say that anyone guilty of murder like Hitler did was not equipped with a healthy mind. Do you think God gives him a pass?

          • Sheila K Taylor

            I want to know where in the Bible does it say suicide is a sin and don’t quote me the 10 commandments. I want to know where it says that if you commit suicide you are in danger of losing your soul.

          • landofaahs

            “Thou shalt not kill” It’s one of the Ten commandments not 10 suggestions. Telling a white lie is a sin but afterwards you can have thoughts of sorrow and repent of that sin. How do you repent for sin in this life if you kill yourself? But, God judges that and from King Saul to Judas these people were given over to their own evil devices for judgment and suicide was the result of it.

      • Zach Ward

        So you would encourage people to believe what you believe, but accuse somebody else of doing the same thing?

        • landofaahs

          No. I just tell you what the Bible says. Whether you believe it or not is your business. I just stand up for what I believe, which is the Bible. You can say anything you wish as can I. I never try to stop speech. In fact I encourage it because those who are wrong are eventually exposed when they condemn others for what they themselves are doing. Keep it up I love it.

      • Greg

        I don’t know where in the Bible that taking your own life is condemned as an unforgivable sin, but there are many places about judging others. If you want to focus on true Christianity then it’s between Robin and Jesus on whether Robin accepted Christ’s gift of eternal salvation, and not for any of us to judge. It’s a sad day for all of us that enjoyed who Robin was and my hope that he’s at the big party cracking up the crowds in heaven.

        • tonybigs

          Self-murder is a mortal sin if done with full knowledge, consent of the will and the act itself. Suicide is a very serious matter. However:

          There can be mitigating circumstances. State of mind, effects of medicine, physical state, coercion, etc. Depending upon any of those would not be wise. God knows.

          No sin is greater than God’s mercy. Final Judgement is reserved for God.

          • Greg

            I know that’s the Catholic teaching, but Bible verse?

          • tonybigs

            Ex 20:13 (murder)

            Matt 5:6 (mercy)
            Matt 22: 35-40 (mercy)
            Matt:25: 34-46 (mercy)

            While there is life there is mercy. God is mercy. As I wrote I would not depend upon any of the circumstances listed. The overall point being is that God is merciful and there is hope for all of us. I cannot say or presume what God’s Judgement is for Robin Williams. I can say that whatever it is it will be Right, Just and Eternal.

          • roberta4343

            the only unforgivable sin is sinning against the holy spirit if you recall he said that the religious leaders were guilty of this because they saw for themselves the evident expression of that holy spirit in jesus and they knew in their hearts he was jesus and denied him to the crowds because they were afraid of losing their control over the people and losing their power and wealth to the romans. not becaue they didn’t believe jesus. they knew perfectly well jesus was the messiah they were waiting on. they just didn’t want to accept him because they were wickedly more concerned with their prestige and glory from the people then in about salvation for themselves or the people. remember he said they were subjects of gehenna a place of no resurrection. self murder is not the unforgivable sin. if you want more info go to JW.org

          • tonybigs

            Where one is so are the other two. All three are offended by any sin. The criminal on the cross, next to Christ, near the moment of death was assured by Christ that he would be with him in paradise.

            Being *subjects* of Gehenna does not necessarily make one a resident of Gehenna (yet).

        • Tim Carter

          There is only one unforgivable sin and that is BLASPEMY. Remember, Judas took his own life.

          • landofaahs

            This is true but you don’t ask for forgiveness before you commit the sin. How do you kill yourself and then ask for forgiveness because of remorse? Yes I do remember Judas took his own life. Perhaps you should read what Jesus said as a curse about him too.

          • roberta4343

            this was due to his betrayl, not his suicide, he was already condemned before he killed himself.

          • landofaahs

            His evil drove him to his suicide. Perhaps Robin’s evil drove him to his suicide. We don’t know. Only God does. But we do know that suicide is a sin because it violates the ten commandments because you are murdering yourself. All I have ever said is do not encourage people who may be suicidal by lessening the evil of it because it does have eternal consequences as does every sin if it is not forgiven.

          • landofaahs

            It’s the only unforgivable sin except for any other sin that is not repented of. If we continue to sin without concern, that is grieving the Holy Spirit. So any unrepentant sin can be unforgivable. How do you ask forgiveness without being alive. Once you’ve killed yourself, I don’t know how you ask forgivness.

        • landofaahs

          Thou shalt not kill. And that means even yourself. Once you commit that act, then how do you ask for forgiveness in this life? It is appointed man once to die and then the judgment. By the way your opinion is a judgment whether you believe it or not. Frankly I don’t think God needs to be entertained by people who on this earth made fun of Christians. But I never judged him. You just can’t read English.

          • roberta4343

            he who has died has been acquitted of his sins romans 6:7 no longer can these sins be used against you.

          • landofaahs

            So you don’t have to repent of sin and you can continue with it and God’s okay with that?

      • Michael White

        What does god say about judging people? WWJ say? God Bless

        • Something Is Wrong

          So, just so we’re clear right off the bat here, I’m being sincere, not sarcastic or snarky. The Bible does have a lot to say about judging and leaving that to God. My view has always been that means more of “you are going to heaven/hell” rather than “if you do/don’t change, you might go to heaven/hell” since one is a finalized statement and the other is a conditional. I mean, haven’t all biblical prophets, Jesus, and all his followers who he sent out to do His work pretty much carry the second message to pretty much everyone? Anyway, on to the point. Since suicide is pretty definitive and is not conditional at all and has a lot to do with your own destiny, would suicide fall into the area of unrighteous judging? I mean, essentially you would be judging yourself in a definitive manner saying that your life was not worth living any more and that God had no more use for you in this life and I think that is a determination that is generally left to God, no? My grandfather committed suicide (I believe it may have been PTSD connected from his time in WWII, although he was never diagnosed) and although I never even knew him, I have heard reports that he was a wonderful man and I would like to think that the good he did in his life was not all wasted. If anyone wants to share their thoughts on this, I’d love to hear your perspective (as long as you can keep from being inflammatory in expressing yourself).

        • landofaahs

          Judge rightly. Besides I don’t judge anyone. Jeremiah did not judge the nation of Israel and in fact he wept that God wanted him to warn the people of HIS judgment of the people. He was only telling them what God said. In the same way I am merely telling you what the Bible says. Murder, even self murder is a sin against the ten commandments. What would Jesus say? It is appointed once for man to die and then the judgment. Thou shalt not kill. When your last act before you meet your maker is murder, then you tell me what it means because I don’t judge but God gives us his standard.

        • tonybigs

          Judge actions, not people. Remember and live God Commandments.

      • roberta4343

        what are those consequences you speak of after your dead? the bible says that the dead know not anything nor are they even conscious. jesus likened death to sleeping (you knw when you sleep and wake up after several hours feeling like you only been asleep a few minutes not know what transpired during that time)ecclesiastes 9:5, 10 according to paul he who has died as been acquitted from his sin, he paid the penalty by dying. if your acquitted the sin can no longer be applied in your case.

        • landofaahs

          Absent from the body is present with the Lord which is far better. Some believe however that the sleep was before Christ’s redemption on the cross but after that we are present being conscience of where we are even though we do not yet have bodies. Remember the souls under the altar praying how long oh Lord must we wait? But to the other point. Was Robin baptized? Because Paul says just before that those who are baptized in Christ… You seem to have omitted that for some reason.

  • Tom Musso

    Wow. That was such a kind and unselfish thing to do. What a neat guy.

    • landofaahs

      He took a few moments out of his day. Wow, how much suffering was that? I would however been impressed if he had actually visited someone in person who so revered him. But I don’t blame him for whatever he does. God judges all that.

    • landofaahs

      Killing yourself and leaving the family and loved ones to pick up the pieces is selfish and cowardly.

  • Yo Mamma

    I hope more Christians will hasten their journey to the Kingdom.

    Why wait?

    Whats keeping you?

    Arguing points with me? lol

    Just go already

    • tonybigs

      Advocating self-murder for those made in God’s image. You should know better.

      • Yo Mamma

        People can volunteer themselves like they did with the cool aid preacher.

        Suicide is not everyone’s thing

        The mere fact that so many are unhappy in this world, yet believe in a wonderful world in death, proves the point that suicide is not everyone’s thing AND that they are not totally committed to their faith in the ‘next world’

        • tonybigs

          The point being is that you hope for their suicide. The serpent invited us to embrace death.

    • JoeLorenzo

      Just gives credence to my hypothesis that aggressive atheists like you are always the ones void of empathy and completely deaf to the spiritual facets of life. Listening to you = misery. How many people have you sucked the life out of?

      Yuck.

      • Federico Astica

        Please, don’t generalize. A lot of atheists and agnostics (as me) believe in tolerance and respecting other people and religions. Actually, regarding the passing of Robin Williams, I’ve read more aggressive messages from Christians than from no religious people.

        • JoeLorenzo

          I don’t care what you think, just stop trying to shove your beliefs on me.

      • Yo Mamma

        We all have purpose.

        Mine is to remind

        Yours is to summarize

        • JoeLorenzo

          Stop shoving your beliefs on everyone. Let’s be honest, nobody cares what you think. Atheism is boring.

  • http://www.paradiselakeevents.com Sherri Wood Wilson

    I am wondering when this video was taken? Robin looks a bit run down here- and he still managed to send a shout out to this person, and to include his usual comedic twist! Robin Williams was one of a kind- God Love Him!!!

  • Brenda Thomas

    You can see he wasn’t well. It makes me so sad he is gone and for his family to have lost this sweet ,sweet man. We all lost something precious in this world. God bless his heart may he rest in peace

  • http://batman-news.com It 2 it 567

    PLEASE STOP.

    And AMERICA! —-STOP engaging with media necromancy.

    THESE people AREN’T –and NEVER WERE ——REALLY THERE!

    AGAIN, electronic talking image ‘culture’ – – – -is NO such thing.

    AGAIN, —we’re dealing with ‘friendly spirits’ and ‘princes of the air’.

    TAKE HEED!

    BEWARE!

    • JoeLorenzo

      GET HELP!

  • Michael White

    Never gonna be an actor/comedian of his caliber in my lifetime. Gonna miss that smile and energy.

  • Jed Eckert

    Obama lied to you about your medical care. Here’s the truth: http://bit.ly/1rbzpAq

  • ReformSchool

    The clip suggests either Williams did Mrs. Doubtfire or Mrs. Doubtfire did Williams.

  • Kristine Spencer

    We have no Idea where this man is as far as eternity goes only God knows that. You never know what someone utters in their last dying breath. I do know that the Scripture says we will know them by their fruit. What kind of spiritual fruit did he have? Did he promote Jesus Christ? Did he spread the Gospel message thru his words and actions or did he slander the name of the Lord? I am speaking about the requirements of the Christian Faith. He was a wonderful Actor that is a given, but unless we knew him personally we have no idea what was in his heart. Only what we saw in the Media. So I say, That is between him and God.

  • erecon67

    What a tragic loss…he made everyone else laugh while I am sure he was crying on the inside…Will Miss You Robin

  • 2 IT too

    AGAIN ——controlled FAKE media
    ————————AWFULLY SKIMPY on that
    ——————————–investigative follow up
    ———————of this disturbing and uncanny
    ——————————-and, in its reported detail,
    ——————————————-preposterous ‘event’.

    TAKE HEED.

    BEWARE!