Wednesday, November 16, 2011

And the Verdict is in.....

   Drum roll please......We got the phone call today that we have been waiting for, the liver team called and they said YES!!!! Oh my goodness what a relief and how terribly exciting!  The wait has been agonizing and I'm sure that it has been for all of you as well. Thank you all for standing by us, and it's amazing to know how much support we have as we go through this journey.

  Now the serious fundraising begins...  We finally got our account open with the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) this week and have a website open where you can make tax deductible donations.  Here is the website
It's very simplistic but very user friendly.  COTA has been helping families and funding life saving transplants for 25 years.  We are receiving 100% of funds earned in William's name for transplant related costs. We are grateful to have this resource available to us.  If you are interested in being a volunteer to help us accomplish our goals please contact me.  My long time family friend Kelly Bailey is going to be working with COTA and all of you wonderful people to help us meet our goals. 

   Ok, sorry I feel weird with all the financial stuff but that's where we need help.  Now that we have the medical go ahead we now have to get physically and emotionally ready.  As soon as we have raised enough money William will be moving to St Louis.  While we are anxious about this separation we know that it will be life changing for all of us.  All of this is for good reasons though.  For life full of limitless possibilities. For years full of health and not pain.  For the days over-flowing with possibilities instead of limitations. For breath.....For LIFE!  God I'm so thankful for this opportunity! I am so thankful for our future donor and their family and the amazing gift of life. Please all of you if you aren't already an organ donors consider it and if you are please make sure that your family knows your wishes.  (So I'm totally crying here)

   Please continue to read our story, share it with others, donate if you can(every single dollar counts no amount is too small), consider volunteering and keep praying and send your wonderful thoughts.  All of you whether you know us or not are lifting us up with you tremendous support and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Lesson for the day: Hope works!!!


  1. Oh my goodness!!! Happy day!!!! Continuing to pray for you guys! Praying for successful fundraising and generous donors!!! CONGRATS! =)

  2. i'm so excited for you!! i don't know how i can help much from here, but i will try my darndest... GOOD LUCK!!!!!

  3. So everyone....I have contacted my local news, and the local news(both Fox stations) about William. Maybe if we all try and contact them, and get the story out they will give us coverage to raise money for William and Kelly to get this done. Join me in lobbying for William. You can reach me at

  4. Thank you everyone! Your support over these last few weeks has been amazing. Adam that's a great idea!!! I'll call this week and tell them more of our story. Love you all!!