Dawn Cox was diagnosed with a liver condition called Primary Biliary Cirrhosis about 14 years ago. Although the doctors did what they could to slow the progression of the disease, her symptoms worsened and she has continued to suffer from extreme itching, exhaustion, mood swings and multiple bouts of lung infections.
In 2013, Dawn was hospitalized for over a week due to these complications. It was then that she was referred to Piedmont Transplant in Atlanta to be evaluated for a liver transplant. Two years have gone by and her health has continued to decline. Her diseased liver is now causing a myriad of other health problems. Dawn had to leave her job and has struggled to cope not just because of the loss of her income, but because of her inability to do many of the things a family usually can count on.
February 8, 2018
Dear Family and friends. We want to thank you all for your prayers and will wishes, and for your generous contributions to Dawn’s financial campaign. There have been so many notable miracles it has been marvelous to see God’s hand at work.
First of all, the surgery was a completed with absolutely no complications. Both Phillip and Dawn have been doing very well. Doctors have said Dawn is healing even better than some expected. Phillip has been discharged from the hospital to continue his recovery at temporary lodging in the city. Dawn remains hospitalized but has been transferred out of ICU to a regular room for several days now. She is able to be up walking and doing many things for herself now.
After the first days of such high spirits and rejoicing, the hard work of recovery is setting in. Dawn still experiences a great deal of discomfort. IV’s, and drains are uncomfortable to say the least, but she knows it’s going to take time and patience.
Most of all Dawn says that she is so very grateful for the prayers of her extended family and church families all over the country and even some on the other side of the world. She said she feels the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit through those prayers in a very tangible way as she wraps herself in the prayer shawl many of you laid hands on in prayer before her surgery.
We encourage you to leave messages here for her. They will be passed on to her and we will continue to update you on her condition as it improves. You can also send cards if you wish. Following is the address for her hospital room where she will be receiving her mail until her discharge.
Johns Hopkins Hospital Attn: Dawn Cox Zayed 9 W Rm # 19 1800 Orleans St. Baltimore, Md. 21287
January 31, 2018
Today is the day! Dawn and Phillip are all checked in and getting ready for surgery. I will do my best to keep you updated. The surgery will be a total of 13 hours long, once they take Phillips portion of the liver and then begin to work on Dawn. As always we appreciate the prayers it’s what’s getting us through the day!
January 31, 2018
My prayers are with all of you today and your doctors! God is good Isaiah 58:8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Kristin and the Delp Family
January 30, 2018
Praying for Dawn & Phillip & all the family & lived ones. God's love, peace, comfort & grace be with you all.
Lilly & family
January 16, 2018
Sending prayers and lots of love...Shelley Morris Wanner
January 13, 2018
Continuing prayers Dawn! Check going in the mail. God bless you!