Monday, August 30, 2010

Back To School Fundraiser Slideshow

This past Sunday there was a Back To School Fundraiser at the Heatherwood Apartments. I want to give a special thanks to James Braxton (the man who put ALL of this together) and to Rock Church of Newport News. Everyone was so kind and worked so hard! A little over $700 was made!!

Thank you so much James & Rock Church!!!
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ToriBay Fundraiser Slideshow

The ToriBay Staff brought in a little over $6000!!! They are an awesome group of people!

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Papa & Me


This is my Papa. We thought it'd be clever to take a picture of us because we are both on oxygen and when I come over I bring my big oxygen machine over and the house is a danger zone with all the tubing!!! But we are careful. If you could keep my Papa in your prayers, he is fighting cancer and has been for some time. His spirits are good and we love him very much but he has been dragging a little the past few weeks. He has a doctor appointment this am and hopefully it goes well. But please keep him in your prayers.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Update & Home!

I haven't updated in a while, I was admitted to Portsmouth Naval Hospital August 12th. I am home now, home as of yesterday!! Had some complications with my PICC line. Lost the PICC in my right arm due to a clot and then they had issues getting a PICC into my left arm, but finally got it and hopefully (pray hard!!) it will last. I wanted a Port put in but that was not an option due to the blood thinners I am on. Anyway I'm home with an increased lung function from 32% to 36%!!! Gotta love those roids!!!

The fundraiser at ToriBay Salon was awesome!! I'm gonna see if my sister can post the video/slideshow of pics on my blog. Thank you ALL who helped and came out to get haircuts!! I am blown away by God's awesomeness and how quickly He is working and bringing in the money Ben & I need to get down to Duke! It is amazing. I always wanted to be part of a miracle and I believe I am witnessing one!!! I can't even put into words how I feel.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Enjoy some pictures-My family


Ben & I


Ben & I at graduation

My aunt Jody and uncle Ralph


Me & my Momma :)



Mom, Dad, Ben & I




Ben, me, sister Maggie and her husband





Me, my sister Kelly and her husband






Me & my Grandma :)



These are left from graduation in May. It was a great day!!My grandma, my sisters and their spouses, my parents, my aunt and uncle and me & Ben.

Monday, August 9, 2010

A short OBX vacation weekend!


Ben & I were able to meet the rest of my family in Nags Head for the weekend! It was wonderful! We had a blast!

First ever...and a little behind.....

Ok, so I've had this site up for about a month now and I am just now starting to write. I've been a little tied up. So to bring you up to date my evaluation at Duke is finished and I am a good candidate for a double lung, liver and possible pancreas transplant. Duke called me two weeks ago and said they are ready for my husband and I to relocate to Durham!!! My friends and family have started fundraising efforts and have had a great turn out. The August 7th garage/bake sale went awesome! Made $2100!! I owe it all to my church friends and family. I am truley blessed with wonderful friends. Another fundraiser is on August 22nd at ToriBay Hair salon, my aunt works there and they are doing a cut-a-thon, car wash and raffle! We don't currently have an account for the money yet, I am filling out applications for the NFT (National Foundation for Transplants). NFT will collect the donations for me and set up a web page on their site to publicize the need for transplant.



It is all overwhelming at times, but also exciting. I also find myself being so grateful for my friends and family, without them this would not be possible. God truley has me in the palm of His hand and won't let me go.