Wow, my first update. It’s been a fun year so far. We had a spaghetti dinner in June and a fund-raising rummage sale and ice cream social and October. All three events were very successful. :-). I appreciate all the help I’ve received from my family, friends, church, and community members. I have pictures posted in my photo album for the spaghetti dinner and the rummage sale, but I haven’t received the pictures from the ice cream social yet from the photographer. As soon as I do, I’ll post those as well.
I have some really exciting news from my daughter and son-in-law. They have pledged to donate the last $5000!!! I am so excited. As you can tell from the balance so far, I have nearly $9000. That means I need only about $6000 more. I think that’s doable :-).
Personally I’m hanging in there. I’m starting to develop stiffness in my shoulders which in turn makes range of motion difficult in my arms. I am so excited to receive the stem cell transplant. Thank you everybody for all your help. This is quite the adventure. I have learned so much. :-)