Hello Everyone... Another year has flown by so quickly. Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just around the corner. We are still in Ohio, enjoying our family and grandkids. We have so much to be thankful for, God's provision and protection, family, and friends both long time and newly made. We were invited to go to Disney World with our grandchildren in July. We had so much fun making memories and watching them meet and greet the characters they love so much. It was our first time there. We also were able to celebrate my 8 year transplant anniversary while we were there. While I am so thankful for my live, I think of my donor and their family on the 26th of July.
I have been in pretty decent health this year with a few glitches though. Last year I had fallen and broken my elbow, that has healed nicely although I do not have full range of motion. I have also had a few other hospital admissions for various cardio and respiratory issues, 5 all together. Some of the medical staff at the Cleveland Clinic joking call us "frequent flyers"
This year marks the 10 year since I first became ill with the respiratory infection. It seems strange like time has flown at the same time it goes so slow. November 29, 2006 is when I went into the hospital with the unknown illness and there I stayed until the middle of June. God has been so good through this all.
Nov 22, 2015
Hello Everyone, It has been 2 years since we have posted any updates. Things have been going pretty well for Marty with his health. He has had a few bumps in the road and a few hospitalizations, but he is doing his part to keep healthy.
We have had a few major life changes though. As you can see, we are now a part of the Great Lakes Lung Transplant Fund instead of the Southwest Lung Transplant Fund. This is because we made a move to Ohio in July of 2014. Most of our family is still living here with the exception of Marty's daughter and my sister and her husband, they are still in Arizona. Our move here has allowed Marty to spend time with our family and grandchildren. We have been able to attend so many of Jonathan's sporting events including his soccer games and his little league and traveling baseball league games. We have been blessed to be able to watch Maelynn, our two year old grand daughter grow and learn so many things so fast. They both love their Papa.
Along with this move came a change of insurance plans as well as a transfer of post lung transplant care from St. Joseph's in Phoenix to the Cleveland Clinic.
So, because of his hospitalizations and his change of insurance plans, we are needing to fundraise again. Thank you for all who have shown support and for considering a donation to his fundraising campaign.
Remember, it is the end of the year, and donations are tax deductible.
Nov 09, 2013
We just returned from the Lung Transplant Support Organization's annual picnic. It is amazing to me the number of people who are being touched by organ transplantation. Just over night the...
Oct 29, 2013
Well, It is beginning to cool down here in Arizona. Time to start thinking about the upcoming holiday's and start planning those great meals. We would like to help you with your planning and help...
Oct 12, 2013
I know it has been along time since this page has been updated..I kind of went through a thing where I didn't want things out there floating around in cyber space.. So what has been happening these...