Things are going ok, I doing fairly well on dialysis but have bad days of severe cramping and feeling light headed. It will be a glorious day when I can get a kidney. If you would like to donate towards my kidney transplant, remember donate before the end of December to enjoy tax savings in 2016.
Sep 29, 2016
Things are going ok. I would like to do another fundraiser. If anyone has any ideas let me know. God bless everyone. Keep the prayers coming for a new kidneysoon. If you can give please prayerfully consider it. Thank you one and all.
Sep 15, 2016
Things are going ok, i am back on the transplant list ❤. Money is really tight right now as we have had no income since early April. Please pray and give if you so choose.
Aug 02, 2016
Its has been awhile since I updated. Things are going ok. Dialysis three days a week takes a toil on me but going pretty well considering. I appreciate allthe prayers and financial support. I...
Apr 09, 2016
I just got out of the hospital after spending 4 days. I am now on dialysis did two rounds here in the hospital and now start 3 days a week. Prayers appreciated as I start a new journey.
Mar 06, 2016
Whist spent a day and night in the hospital, looks like I will be starting kidney dialysis within the next week or two. Keep praying for a donor, God has keep me sustained this long without...
Feb 11, 2016
Still working on the next fund raiser. I have been doing ok, keep the prayers coming
Jan 10, 2016
Doing some planning for my next fund raiser announcement coming in the next few days!!!!
Dec 29, 2015
It has been cold the last few days, I been sick the last couple days as well. I am doing OK now, remember to keep me in your prayers.
Dec 27, 2015
Merry Christmas I hope everyone had a blessed day on Christmas. Remember when you donate to my campaign before Dec 31 you can enjoy tax savings in 2015. Thanks to all that have prayed and...
Dec 13, 2015
Rainy Sunday, a good day so far. I have a Dr Appointment on Tuesday , I don't expect much to change. I am still feeling pretty good. Prayers are always welcomed
Dec 12, 2015
Put up a few new pictures up. If you have not signed my guest book please feel free to do so. Keep the prayers coming!!
Dec 12, 2015
I am going to post some new pictures later today. Keep checking out this page and FB for updates. People have been asking about my next fund raiser and if they could donate money. Too donate...
Nov 12, 2015
It has been awhile since i updated this page. Things are going my kidney function has been as low as 7% now at 9%. If you know of someone who would be willing to donate me a kidney please let me...
Aug 10, 2015
It has been hot, but thankful for air conditioning. God is good all the time.
Aug 08, 2015
Sorry for no updates. I feeling pretty good although my kidney function continues to fail. I'm still not on dyalsis but I not sure how much longer that will be the case tho. It anyone wants to...
May 11, 2015
Great news, I am officially back on the transplant list. Thanks for the prayers for the nearly four months I was on hold. Continue the prayers so I can get a new kidney soon
Apr 22, 2015
Have not updated for awhile, just had a heart cath done and I did not have any heart problems. God is good. I hope this gets me back on the transplant list.
Mar 09, 2015
I am doing well, after my (this time) successful fistula surgery! I hope to be back to work the end of the week. I have been to KU med and go back again the 19th for a couple more test.Thanks for...
Jan 24, 2015
been a awhile since I updated, I had surgery on January 14th to put a fistula in my arm for eventually dyalsis. The surgery did not work as the fistula didn't work. As I have blood clouting...
Dec 01, 2014
Thanksgiving is over and the CHRISTmas season is here. Remember the real reason for the season. Still taking donations Be Blessed eveyone
Oct 31, 2014
only two more days before the big event!! We are working trying to get everything done lots of work to do yet. Thanks everyone who has donated silent auction items and desserts and most of all...
Oct 26, 2014
Less than a week to go til my benefit. I hope everyone can come out next Sunday starting at 11:30 and eat spaghetti and bid on the awesome silent auction items. We will also have George Cop speak...
Oct 18, 2014
Nice today just two weeks before the Spaghetti feed and Silent Auction see me or wife for advanced tickets.
Oct 05, 2014
Getting closer to the benefit, see me or Rachelle for advance tickets. It was rough week was sick on Monday and Tuesday but the rest of fb the week was okay.
Sep 28, 2014
Great church service today. We had Ray Hildabrand give a good message. Good church dinner and fellowship afterward plus got Ray Hilabrand's autographed cd for the silent auction!
Sep 25, 2014
well we are only about a month away from the Spaghetti benefit, lots of silent auction items being gathered. Be blessed everyone and get out and enjoy the weather.
Sep 15, 2014
Busy time here for us getting ready for our Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction!! We'd like to thank the following sponsors for their generous silent auction Donations! Kansas City Zoo for your...
Sep 03, 2014
The rains have been nice. We are gearing up for the Spaghetti feed and silent auction in Melvern. We are taking donations for the silent auction so let me or my wife know what you have we will be...
Aug 28, 2014
Thank you to the Kansas City Chiefs Football Team for your donation of an item for our silent auction!!!
Aug 28, 2014
We would like to thank Panera Bread, The Topeka RoadRunners (hockey team) and the Kansas City Zoo for their donations to our upcoming silent auction!!
Aug 27, 2014
I've just gotten back from an amazing vacation and now back on the fundraising trail. Today I sent in applications to around 25 major corporations for items to auction at Tom's next fundraiser. ...
Aug 21, 2014
things are going pretty good. I start back nights at work. We are working on the next fundraiser. Everyone have a great day
Aug 12, 2014
Lots of new photos loaded up from the Bass Tourney/Chili Cook-off go take a peek!!
Aug 11, 2014
Our next event has been scheduled!! Spaghetti Lunch and Silent Auction to be held on November 2, 2014 at the Melvern Community Center, Melvern KS. Advance tickets can be purchased below, Adults...
Aug 09, 2014
We have a date set for the next fundraiser November 2nd. more information to follow in the next few days. please sign the guestbook if you have not done so alread we still have t-shirts available
Aug 06, 2014
Pictures from the event should be posted in a day or two. Planning on next event more details in the next week or so.
Aug 06, 2014
It's been a few days since we've updated everyone on our progress. We've taken a few days off after the Bass Tourney and Chili Cook-off to catch our breath before forging ahead. Now, it's back on...
Aug 02, 2014
Thank you everyone, we had a great day. We had lots of fun and lots of money was raised. Pictures to follow in the next day or so. Tom
Jul 29, 2014
It was another busy day , pick up some donated items and Lexi , Andi and Johnny painted signs. My wife and mother in law worked on a little but of everything. My father in law worked on fishing...
Jul 28, 2014
thank you to Melvern Pride for the free advertising on the city Marquis!!! (picture of Tom with the message in the bass tournament album).
Jul 28, 2014
Taking the week off to help with last minute preparation. Its going to be a great day everyone be blessed....Tom
Jul 27, 2014
Just one week till the big event! We've gotten word a bass fishing team is coming all the way from Oklahoma to fish in our tourney! We've got so many people supporting Tom and offering help and...
Jul 25, 2014
Tonight we took two of our nephews to the site where we will be holding the Bass Tourney and Chili Cook-off.. (I've posted pictures in the album with the flyer for the event). I'm not really sure...
Jul 23, 2014
We would again like to thank the area business that have supported my tshirt drive by donating at least $25.00 to have their names printed on the back of the shirts. Orders go in on Friday, so if...
Jul 22, 2014
How about this heat? Much to hot! I got a dr appointment in Topeka and will be picking up some donated fund raisers prizes for August 2nd. Be blessed supposed to cool down some tommorow. Tom
Jul 20, 2014
We are so blessed! Today Tom and I met a couple at lunch, the wife had donated a kidney to her mother and is doing wonderfully well, the husband received a kidney from his wife's co-worker 4 years...
Jul 19, 2014
We'd like to thank, Strawn Lumber and Equipment Rental, Pizza Hut, The Bakary, Coffey County Honda, Hoover's Thriftway, Huntsman's Service, Waverly Lumber for your generous sponsorship and...
Jul 17, 2014
We sent the first of Tom's monthly blood work off to the lab at Mid-West Transplant Network today. This will test his antibodies for donor evaluation. We are fully ready now to accept living...
Jul 16, 2014
We've just had the most wonderful phone contact with Mr. George Cop. He's an ambassador with MidWest Transplant and will be attending the Bass Tournament/Chili Cook-off to speak on organ donation...
Jul 15, 2014
Gosh the past few days have been so filled! We said our goodbye's to Tom's sweet niece yesterday as most of you know. My nephew J.T. was good friends with her so he went to the service with us...
Jul 12, 2014
Wow! so much going on this weekend, I've barely had time to breathe! Preparations for the fundraiser are coming along nicely, lots of great prizes have been donated, we're getting more volunteers...
Jul 10, 2014
We have received the official notification from our patient coordinator at KU Med. Tom is listed on the Midwest Kidney Transplant List and we should have his ranking by Monday. We can begin...
Jul 10, 2014
We've been so busy here, getting ready for the upcoming Bass Tourney and Chili Cook-off. Just a couple of weeks until the event kicks off. We'd like to thank Aldi for their generous donation and...
Jul 09, 2014
We would like to thank Lyndon State Bank for providing copies for our flyers and Lifeway for donation of prizes for the benefit. ...Tom
Jul 07, 2014
Today we received the best news we've had in nearly a month. After tireless days spent trying to figure out how to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, we got a phone call from KU Med. I told...
Jul 06, 2014
Today has been a rather lazy family day in the Thurston home. We've been watching as the farmer that rents our crop land has been gathering in his wheat, done some laundry, enjoyed time with our...
Jul 05, 2014
Happy fourth of July weekend. We had a great time at my parents with my brother and sisters and our many nieces and nephews yesterday.
Jul 03, 2014
Today we are so grateful to Citizen's State Bank and Lyndon Motors for thier tshirt sponsorships! Thanks so much!
Jul 02, 2014
Another good day we handed out some flyers and also we would like to thank USD 456 MdCV and Sonic for their sponsership of our tshirt campaign! Tom
Jul 01, 2014
What a wonderful day of fundraising we had today!.. I'd like to thank Rowe's Machine Shop, Feltner Furniture, Ink, Hair Creations, Osage Hardware and The Osage County Herald-Chronicle for their...
Jul 01, 2014
Another busy day on tap for us today. Chasing down donations for the upcoming fundraiser, hanging up flyers, making lil green ribbons and trying to keep Tom healthy. We're so thankful to Ink,...
Jun 30, 2014
Today is a busy day, I'll be out and about gathering support for Tom's fundraiser coming up in August. Tom is at work today and looked pretty tired when I dropped him off. Stress and anxiety in...
Jun 29, 2014
Plans for the 1st Annual Benefit Bass Tournament and Chili Cook-off are coming together wonderfully. An event page has been created on Facebook, Online registration page has been placed here on...
Jun 29, 2014
Good time at church this morning, may finish up mowing this afternoon. May everyone have a blessed Sunday. --Tom
Jun 28, 2014
Tom and I had a very nice time together, working in the garden, pulling weeds and picking veggies. We got 6 very nice zuccini squash, a few green beans and a few peas. He put some cages on the...
Jun 28, 2014
Good morning what a beautiful day! We are going to be working outside today. Everyone have a blessed day. -Tom. "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13
Jun 27, 2014
Today Tom and I celebrate our 5th anniversary. Being married to him has been the joy of my life and I hope for many many more years together. His kidney transplant will make that possible for us....
Jun 26, 2014
OUR FIRST FUNDRAISER IS SCHEDULED!! Check out the information in our Fundraising activities section. Call Rachelle if you have questions or need help with registration. Registration only...
Jun 25, 2014
Be sure and sign the guestbook so Tom knows who's visited the campaign page!..He loves to see who's been looking around. Visit the photo album(s) and look at the pictures, we will post pictures of...
Jun 25, 2014
Good Afternoon we are busy planning our first fundraiser Aug 2. Stay tune for details!