Mom’s are wonderful people, giving us our first experience of love, compassion, and joy. Our mom, Sandy Howell is no different. Her children always knew that she was loving and supportive.
Sandy settled down and had her own family of three, two girls and a boy… one of each she loved to say. (The youngest girl was a tomboy growing up.) Before long, Sandy found herself a single mom raising her children. Never one to stop, while raising her children, she was also a youth group leader in her church. She became like a second mom to some of those kids, encouraging them right along with her own.
August 9, 2019
Well, we were so close, so close I can’t even describe the emotions, excitement and nerves that course through you! Mom got a liver call on 7/26/19. Unfortunately she was not able to get the transplant due to the shoulder replacement surgery she had the previous week on her birthday 7/18/19. She has had an exciting (I think that is the right word to use here 🙂 few weeks. The 26th was a bit disappointing to say the least, one thing it did do was make it sink in that mom is on the liver transplant list and this is going to happen. Unfortunately, I am not a person to think to get my phone out to record her to upload a video…maybe I will next time 🙂 Thank you all for you time and support!
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September 20, 2019
Give because it's right. Give because it feels good. Give because it brings hope. But mostly giving opens the door for God to move! May God move and bring the finances and liver while also comfort for those that have lost in order for this liver to be possible.
August 27, 2019
As we go through life, I believe we give away what we want to come back to us. I have been to the brink of almost needing a new liver or death at the hands of a surgeon that didn't care about me during a routine gall bladder surgery, that left me for dead. If it was not for the amazing caring professionals at Northwestern, I would not be alive today. I want to give that gift to someone else and I hope you will pay it forward too because life never tells you one day when you are the healthiest you have ever been running 5 miles a day with a 20lb weight vest, you might need a liver out of no fault of your own. I pray today that you all would pay it forward in the hopes of never having to need it.
June 29, 2019
I am not the kid that was gifted with the right words to say so i will just say I love you!