Wow! I'm home. We've been home a little over a week now. The biggest shock? The ELEVATION change!! WOW! I was up and going a few day after surgery and was able to sight see a bit and was up to about 7000 steps without too much issue. Then I get to Denver. I'm exhausted. 2500 steps is a bit outside what I'm down for but I'm trying to gently push myself to regain the stamina I seem to have lost after nearly 3 weeks at nearly sea level. Thank you so much for all you all have done - the meals while I was gone, the donations, the prayers, the calls, emails, cards... WOW! Thank you all so very much! At this stage of what I know, I'm healing and my uncle is doing great! My kidney worked on the table and has been doing pretty well ever since. I'll post some pictures from the trip a little later. Thank you again!
Oct 05, 2016
Today is the deadline for registering for the bunco event! 2 days until we get have blast playing bunco and trying to win prizes. 3 days until my husband and I fly away to Charlottesville, Va. I am so grateful for my parents. They are doing an amazing thing in just helping by watching my children while we're gone. The procedure is in 8 days. 8!! A week and a day until I have one less body part! WOW! A week and a day until my uncle will hopefully never have to be on dialysis again. It is truly astounding. So close. I'm excited to help him. I'm already missing my children.
Oct 04, 2016
WOW!! It is SO CLOSE!! Had my big blood draw yesterday (that was an adventure), registration for the Bunco Benefit Bash closes tomorrow, the fundraiser is on Friday (3 days), I leave in 4 days...
Sep 25, 2016
Time is counting down quickly! 17 days til the transplant. 13 days until I fly from Denver, Co to Charlottesville, VA with my husband. 12 days until the last fundraiser before the transplant. ...
Sep 12, 2016
My uncle has been medically and financially cleared!! We are good to go for October 13th!! I have book flights for the 8th of October to be able to have a restful day at church on Sunday and then...
Aug 14, 2016
Spoke with my uncle today! He's finished his last test he needed to be cleared for surgery! YEAH!! All we need now are the funds! The hospital still needs $1500 from him for us to completely...
Aug 07, 2016
I have a couple of fundraisers coming up!! One is listed below - on August 24th with Thirty-One Gifts. Another one is currently being planned through Premier Jewelry. I am still looking for a...
Aug 02, 2016
Current procedure date is Oct 13!!! Barring any issues with my uncle's health and raising the last bit of funds, this will be happening in about 8 weeks! I'm contacting Help Hope Live to see if I...
Apr 20, 2016
CT results are back! Both kidneys are awesome and they don't know which one they will use yet. I'm glad both are in great shape! Their people need to talk to my people (doctors) to verify some...
Apr 14, 2016
I'm back from Charlottesville! It was a busy last 3 days with travel, testing and travel again. I was able to see my uncle, aunt, and cousins after testing was over. It was wonderful! I'll post...
Apr 11, 2016
I'm flying out tomorrow!! I'll know in 2 weeks which of my kidneys they will be taking and giving to my uncle! So exciting. Thank you so much for your continued support! Please pass on the...
Apr 05, 2016
I fly out in a week!! I'm holding a fundraiser through Premier Jewelry on the 16th of April at 2p. All money raised from that event will be donated to this campaign. Brooke Grant is my host and...
Mar 28, 2016
Hello! There hasn't been a whole lot to update, which is why things have been quiet. I leave on the 12th for Charlottesville for the on-site testing and interviews. Depending on flight times and...
Mar 15, 2016
The results of the match came in yesterday, Pi day. My uncle Gary's blood did not react to mine at all! This is awesome! I now will travel to Charlottesville on April 13th for additional. I'll...