Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
We very rarely get visitors, but that's no surprise. Never really have gotten visitors. Guess people don't really understand that Spencer is dying and it's only a matter of time. One can always hope that he'll get new lungs... One can pray that's the case, but we're never ever going to be guaranteed. Even if he gets on the transplant list - it's not guaranteed it'll happen. People aren't grasping that the time to Spend with Spence is now - not later. There might not be a later. I understand it - I know our time is short, transplant or not. I'm here every day.. but I'm getting tired. Weak. My courage and strength is fading quickly every single day. Every day I'm here I continue to feel like I just can't do it today. That today is going to be the day I just kind of "quit". Quite being positive, quite being optimistic. But then, somehow, by some miracle I pull through. No idea how it happens. I look back on the previous day - NO IDEA how I ever made it through considering all the emotions I went through.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Day 19: I'm so thankful for good friends. Tonight I went over to my friend Christine and Adam's house. They have been helping me out so much through all of this. We played a bunch of games with some friends for Christine's birthday and had a blast. I'm so glad I went even though I was inclined to go home early do to the snow. Very happy I stayed =)
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
So to start off this blog post I want to include some information that so many people have been asking me!!!! I've had several people ask me how to make a donation to our efforts in funding a transplant for Spencer..... Well - here is how!!!
There's 3 options:
1) You can go into any Zions Bank and tell them that you want to make a donation to the Spencer K. Riddle Donation Account. They should be able to guide you from there
2) You can mail a check to this address:
1112 N 3000 E
Layton, UT 84040
And make it out to the Spencer K. Riddle Donation Account. She will make sure it gets deposited in the account!
3) You can hold off for a few weeks until we get our official fundraising account set up with an organization called COTA. After that is set up you will be able to make a donation online.
It is all up to you! All of the money will go toward the exact same thing so it's just your preference!
Cool =) Now that we have that taken care of.. I want to remind everyone that this Saturday is the benefit dinner and auction for Spencer!!!! It's only $12 for a nice meal and some entertainment from a live band =) Don't forget that there will be a silent AND live auction as well. If you can't make it to the dinner, please consider coming to one or both of the auctions!!
Silent Auction starts at 5:00 PM
Dinner is served between 6 and 6:30 PM
Live Auction starts at 7:00 PM
I would LOVE to see you there! If you're interested in purchasing tickets to the dinner, please contact:
Sally Rollins: 801-450-3736
Now that we have that taken care of - it's time to reflect on what I'm thankful for.
I am so excited and thankful that my friend's husband, who has CF, just got the green light to be listed for a double lung / liver transplant!!!!!!!! Kelly has been a huge help to me in our journey to finding a center for transplant and just going through the process. She's been there for me even though they themselves have been going through the process and evaluation! They just found out today that it will be a go!!!!
I get so encouraged reading and hearing about people who have been successful in being listed and going through with it even though their cases are complicated.
Kelly is blogging about her and William's journey HERE, so if you have a chance check out their story and leave some love =)
CONGRATS William on being listed!!! Best of luck to you two and your in my continued prayers that things keep going well and you have lots of success fundraising!! =)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I don't know who said this - but I have been trying to live every day in accordance with this saying and I hope you will too. You've had your ups and downs - the days where everything seems to be going well are easy to get through, but the days that drag on and little progress is made are the hardest, not only for me - but even more for you too. Even though those days may be a struggle, remember that it's important to look at the good that has come out of the day. Being positive and keeping the hope alive is what is going to carry you through.
Martha Washington said " I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or happiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
As I said, an optimistic outlook and positive disposition is key to our mental strength to help us through. I know you have this within you and when the days start to get rough I am asking you to dig deep inside of you and discover it. You have gotten so far, don't give up now. If you can get through this you can get through anything. I am so proud of you for how hard you've been working and how far you have come. I am here through everything, every single day. Your progress is my progress, and your set backs are my set backs. I promise to be your biggest supporter and your biggest fan, no matter what each day may bring.
Continue to fight, my love - we're not through with you yet!! <3 <3