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OUR DAD/GRANDAD NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Our Dad, Tim has been fighting liver disease since 2011 and it is coming to the end of its course. He was told that he was not a transplant candidate due to med interactions, so there was little hope for him. For years he chose to endure taking the meds to force his body to stabilize. He doesn’t give up. It has been hard, but he has adjusted and is now on the that blessed list! PTL! He has paid huge insurance premiums that would cover the surgery, but it has drained all financial resources. Now we need funds to cover the donor’s travel and lodging and his travel expenses and long expected recovery. We are asking friends and family to join us in fundraising for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to meet the critical expenses we are about to face.

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February 28, 2022

This is an update directly from Tim . . . .

This is not a bad news post! I am rejoicing in many things. I am good and I want my friends and family to be good also.

At 4:49 this morning I was woken from sleep with a clear audible voice that said, “this transplant thingy is not a go.” Not quite the words I would use but that is what it was. I thought Pamela was speaking to me, but she was dead asleep. I didn’t know if I was awake, so I took a screenshot on my phone of the time. I thought about getting up and pondering that message but decided to just go back to sleep. When I awoke at 6:30 am, I had forgotten about it. Later I was looking at my phone and saw the screenshot. I was a bit taken back. I went and told Pamela about what happened, and she told me she prayed last night that God please prepare us for what is coming in regards to this transplant.

This afternoon our donor called, and she is NOT the one. Her liver is too small to be able to grow back while providing me with enough of her liver for it to grow in me. We start the process over.

I am not upset, nor do I want anyone else to worry. We are good. I am still in awe of Bridgette for putting herself thru this and the inconvenience and travel to get tested for me. Her willingness to give of herself like this is humbling and appreciated beyond my comprehension to express. Thank you! I hope that God blesses you for your willing heart. We love you dearly!

The biggest take away for me is that I heard the voice of God again. It has happened so rarely in my life, but each time it has happened, it has completely blown me away that such a big God would speak to my lowly ears. Thank you, Father, for your love, care, and provision.

We begin our search again. To keep this in perspective, I was not a transplant candidate for 10 years. This was a terminal sentence. Now that I am on that blessed list, I focus on living instead of dying. How good is that?

I love YOU all for your support. Have a blessed day!

January 23, 2022

Tim's perspective living donor was here in January to be evaluated. We do not expect to hear whether she is a match until mid February or early March. If she is determined to be a match, a date will be set for the transplant.

Tim is doing good. Some days are a struggle, but he keeps pushing forward.

Words cannot begin to express how thankful we are for everyone's generosity and prayers during this time. I will keep you updated as we go.

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November 30, 2021

Wish Tim the best and will be in our thoughts. Wish could do more but on limited budget with being disabled.

Marc & Janet Gates

November 27, 2021

praying for you

denise wynn

November 26, 2021

You got this!

Mary Witherspoon