Donnie is doing well and recovering from his LIVER and KIDNEY TRANSPLANT and the 3 hemorrhagic strokes he suffered afterwards. He still is a little unsteady walking sometimes and tends to veer off to the right or lose his balance, but that is also greatly improving, his is falling much less. We are still facing huge medical and prescription costs and need everyone's financial and prayer support. Piedmont Transplant Institute has helped us prepare a short video about Donnie's journey and second chance at life, please check it out on our Facebook sites. Donnie is getting ready to start the new Hepatitis C treatment/cure called Harvoni, but will be required to take it for 6 months or 24 weeks since he has received HCV treatments before. The cost for this drug is outrageous even with insurance assistance, please pray for us to qualify for financial assistance that may be available and to fall within that 96 - 99 % cured. Thank you for your support, we can't express enough how your calls, cards, visits, posts and gifts keep us encouraged.
Feb 16, 2015
Donnie has been home from his LONG hospital stay, October 21, 2014 until February 3, 2015 for a couple of weeks now and doing well. He is much further along in the "schedule" for follow up...
Dec 10, 2014
The Rest of the Story…….. For those that have not talked to us or been made aware, in December 1966, Donnie had open heart surgery as an 8 year old boy. At that time nobody had a clue the blood...
Nov 21, 2014
We are FINALLY LISTED FOR TRANSPLANT!!! It has been such a long, physically tiring and emotional road to this point. We have been aware and dealing with liver issues since July 2000 and have done...
Jul 11, 2014
WooHOO! We have finally reached our first $1,000 mark and have gone over it, we know of at least $220 more that we are waiting on coming in. We are being so blessed my our family and...
Jun 17, 2014
Donnie is still waiting on the Oral Surgery to be done. Having issues with insurance and the oral surgeon's office pre-certification. Still having transportation issues. Very frustrated! Asking...
May 19, 2014
Thank you to all that are making donations, checking on us and praying for us. The oral surgery is scheduled and when it is done, we move on to the transplant list. Daily, step by step!
May 07, 2014
Well, weekends are not agreeing with us lately! Sunday a week ago, our car died and this past Sunday, I had a heart attack and discovered I (Lori) had three blockages. We didn't get to attend the...
Apr 30, 2014
Lots of things happening at the same time. Donnie has gained weight, from fluid build up, so today the Pulmonologist increased some of his medicines. Our car died over the weekend and will cost...
Apr 21, 2014
We are excited as we are moving forward, Emory called us today and have approval and financial assistance available for the oral surgery that Donnie has to have before the liver transplant can be...
Apr 18, 2014
Donnie has had two trips to the hospital (spending a total of 14 days) within the last 8 weeks. The first being the acute kidney failure and the second being breathing and oxygen level issues,...
Apr 13, 2014
Thank you to all those that came out and enjoyed our time together at The Gate Cafe and Coffee Shop in Cartersville. We had a great time! Thank you for your support!
Apr 09, 2014
We enjoyed the Fund Raiser at Johnny's Pizza on Monday, the music group was very entertaining. We hope that we will have even better turn outs and more fun with the next two events there. Thank...
Mar 19, 2014
Many of you know that Donnie has just been approved by the Liver Transplant Team at Emory University Hospital, but before the transplant can be done, he must have several teeth extracted and have...