The Groebner family's Van is still in need of repair. They need $4000 to fix the transmission. Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated! If anyone knows of a dealership that might be able to help, please let me know. Thank You! Tiana~
Thank you to all who have been here to offer encouragement, prayers, and support. As Katie Grace has been home for a week she still has a long way to go. Tomorrow we will be heading back for IV infusion, clinics, labs, and x-ray. Adjusting to a new way of life has had its obstacles. October fest came and went and Katie Grace was sad to find out she will NEVER be able to go again. We have also started the steps to selling our home and moving. We hope to find a place as close as possible as it's because of the beautiful surroundings and livestock properties that produce Aspergillus a mold that is toxic to lung transplant.
Katie Grace and her transplant brother
Katie Grace and family are back home but still need our help! The Saturn is in need of repair as the transmission needs to be replaced. Is anyone able to assist in any way? Thank you for your continued support! Tiana~
The Groebner family needs $4,500 to fix the Saturn that was gifted to them by a generous donor earlier this year. Apparently the transmission and ignition need repair. Can anyone help out? The Groebner family lost Kathy's income when they went in for Katie Grace's Heart and Double Lung Transplant 3 months ago. Any dealership/auto repair contacts or additional financial support would be helpful for the family! Thanks. Tiana~
5$ or 5 minutes can change a persons life. You got 5?
72 visits yesterday and the 1st of 10 winners of the new Level Gold T-Shirt challenge!
Sometimes the difference between life and living is in the little things.... Blessings, Tiana~
A big Shout Out to Stephanie Cademartori for reaching the 1st Level Gold Reward Challenge! Thank you so much for your generous donation! T-Shirt will soon be on it's way:) Tiana~
You got 5?
We had 83 visits yesterday and raised $90 !
Thank you for your loving donations and continued support. Blessings, Tiana~
Do you have 5?
$10,375 of the $20k goal has been raised by 78 people in 10 months for Katie Grace and her family.
There have been over 2,800 Facebook shares of this web page with almost 6000 visits. If each person who visited this page donated $5.oo each, the fund would raise $30,000 for the families needs... What a gift that would be for Groebner family!
Do you have 5?
Sometimes the difference between life and living is in the little things....
SHARE! If you all include the gofundme.com link in your email settings as signature or share the link on your facebook walls, we might be able to raise some more funds for the families needs! Just attach the following link: www.gofundme.com/Katies-Dream
Blessings and Thank You! Tiana~
Take this PH Challenge!
UPDATE: I understand that the RMH is under construction and that Katie Grace and her family had to move to a hotel nearby. Unfortunately it is a hotel that allows smokers and dogs. That just doesn't seem appropriate for Katie Grace and her family when they all need to rest and heal and eat well... Is there anyone with connections that can help put them in a non smoking part of a hotel, without barking dogs, where they can have the peace and quiet they need? Maybe a restaurant where they can get the kind of meals they need to keep up their strength? Please message me if you have any ideas. Thank You! Tiana~
Katie Grace beat PH but a new journey has begun! Please continue to keep Katie Grace in your prayers as her body works hard to adapt to her new organs. The Groebner family still needs support, due to loss of income and extra medical expenses, so any donations would be extremely helpful. Thank you! Tiana~
HELPING HANDS NEEDED: Both Groebner cars need to get repaired. Some kind and generous people have stepped up to offer to help out to make that happen. Right now the Caddy is in the shop getting a diagnostic, but John and Kathy can't get the Saturn into the dealership because they need the transportation. Now they will be moving out of the Ronald McDonald house and living further away from the hospital and we really don't want them to end up stranded in the Saturn right? If anyone has a loaner car that John and Kathy can use please let me know ASAP so we can help take some burden off this family so they can get back on their feet. Thank you! Tiana~
Update: Katie Grace's fever is gone! Thank goodness for friends! "Riding on the bed, hiding from the nurse, and contemplating life with Miss Katie Grace. Transplant didn't do anything to your spunk missy." — with Gracie Groebner and Kathy Groebner at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
No More Fever!
Please Pray for Katie Grace today as she is still hospitalized! I know she and the family appreciate all the Birthday wishes you've all sent!
Happy 12th Birthday Katie Grace! We all hope and pray you feel better soon and that you get a chance to enjoy your very special day!
I am praying that a Dealership in the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to help the Groebner Family with the repairs needed on both their Saturn Mini Van and Cadillac, both vehicles which were donated to the family. With the families loss of income, due to Katie Grace's medical needs, the family could really use the support to get both vehicles running properly! The Saturn needs a new transmission and the Cadillac is needing various repairs. The A/C is not working and Katie Grace can not ride in the car with the windows down due to her medical condition. Let's get the word out! Tiana~
General Motor Dealerships!
Katie Grace has been running a fever for the past few day and has been back in the hospital. Please Pray for her!
Pray For Katie Grace!
UPDATE by Kathy Groebner:
"I can't sleep nothing helps. So I thought I'd give an update. So 3 weeks ago Katie Grace had a Heart and double Lung transplant. Good thing because her heart was really more messed up than I thought. Who'd guessed. She graduated 5th grade - amazing - and went to ALL the parties that week including having a beginning of summer pool party at our house only 9hrs before we got the transplant call! We were told by the Surgeon and again today by pathology that her heart was so damaged that a lung transplant wouldn't have helped? The past 3 weeks (hasn't even been a month) have blurred by. All of your thoughts,prayers and the people on the sides like Tiana Waterfall (Katie's Dream) Lexie Wakefield, and Hope Groebner are keeping you all up to date on the latest. Then there's Lisa Miller, Donna Meisner, MaryMac Propersi, Lois Gustafson Wullenweber on the home front, my mom, Graka Groebner, Tami Lum, taking care of Savanha and the dogs. While we've been moving from the hospital, to RMH, and I guess they're moving us somewhere else in a week or 2, blood draws, biopsy (came out good), check ups, pain, horrible headache, a trip to ER, and physical therapy. We have been quiet busy. But today (yesterday) was huge we went to see the old heart and lungs. To think that's what was in my baby is mind boggling! But to think someone lost a baby to save mine is HEART wrenching . I just hope I'm as good a mom as the other mother was and that I never stop honoring this chance she and GOD has given us for a new life. But I know that child and Katie Grace are off to a great start with a village like all of you supporting and cheering them on. Thank you all" — at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.
I am praying that a Dealership in the area will be able to help the Groebner Family with the repairs needed on both their Saturn Mini Van and Cadillac, both vehicles which were donated to the family. With the families loss of income, due to Katie Grace's medical needs, the family could really use the support to get both vehicles running properly! The Saturn needs a new transmission and the Cadillac is needing various repairs. The A/C is not working and Katie Grace can not ride in the car with the windows down due to her medical condition. Let's get the word out! Tiana~
If you own a website, you can help the Groebner Family by adding a widget to spread awareness of PH and support Katie's Dream. Please let me know and I can send you the widget! Thank you! Tiana~
A Big Thank You to Amber Salas and Kristy Williams for following and sharing Katie Grace's story! Thanks to these compassionate ladies, they were able to connect with Dr. Keith Bradburn DDS , a dentist in Clayton, who has offered to fix Kathy's broken tooth! It is thoughtful and caring people like you that continue to LIFT this family up. Thank you for sharing Katies Dream, for recognizing the families needs and for reaching out to help! Blesssing to all of you. Tiana~
Hope is in the air! Let's help lift the family up in prayer and keep those generous donations coming in to help them get through this difficult time.
Thank you! Tiana~
Lift Up The Groebner Family!
Katie Grace kicked PH but now the Groebner family needs our help. They will be spending their time focusing on Katie Grace's recovery over the next 6 months, so any donations to currently help lift their financial burden for food and lodging, would be greatly appreciated. The family will also require help to maintain their basic family needs such as housing, medical, dental care, transportation and other personal needs. The car needs repair and the van needs a new transmission. Kathy broke a tooth on their way to the hospital for Katie Grace's transplant and they have no dental insurance. Thanks to all of you for the outpouring of support, your generous donations and for covering the family with prayers! Let's help to lift this family up financially so they can continue to focus their energy on The Amazing Katie Grace:) Tiana~ http://www.gofundme.com/katies-dream
The Amazing Katie Grace having some fun!
Follow the July issue of The Concordian!
This Sunday online and in print Tuesday July 1st. The Amazing Katie Grace will be on the cover, but be on the lookout for the latest Concordian Hero. It's a big surprise you won't want to miss:) Tiana~
#supportkatiesdream #katiesdreamforacure #katiesdream #supportkatiegrace http://www.gofundme.com/katies-dream
Update from Katie Grace: She is so excited about getting a room at the Ronald McDonald House today!!! Apparently Katie Grace did great without her oxygen last night with the lowest reading at 97!!! Tiana~
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The Amazing Katie Grace Groebner just 8 days after a miraculous and successful heart and lung transplant. There were a couple of delays today as there wasn't an available private room for Katie Grace to move into and the chest tube will have to stay in for another day because of too much fluid drainage. Other than that, it look like Katie Grace is feeling better at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital! Thank you for your continued donations and many prayers for Katie Grace and her family. Tiana~
Katie Grace Update
Status Update By Lexie:
"They are moving Katie Grace out of the ICU tonight and up to the third floor. Praise God!"
A pillow of prayers to give a very tired little girl strength to keep going!
UPDATE by Kathy Groebner: "I would like everyone to know that the Groebner Family appreciates ALL of your thoughts, Prayers, and Gifts that you have sent. I would love to CALL, LIKE, and THANK everyone individually but our days have not been as easy as the photos show at times for each step forward we have also taken steps back but she is truly a strong young lady and that is because of all the support and prayers you have all given her over the years. She is still in a LOT of PAIN and becomes very agitated with all the things around her." Thank you so much for all your support! Tiana~ #katiesdreamforacure
If you have your own website and would like to post Katie's Gofundme site on it, please ask me for the wiget! Thank You! Tiana~
Katie's Dream has reached over 25% of it's goal today due to your generous donations! Thank you so much for supporting Katie's Dream and her family! I'm sure they are extremely grateful for all the uplifting comments and for the financial relief that so many of you have provided here! Katie Grace is breathing and talking and apparently 2 days ahead of schedule! The Bay Area's Sleeping Beauty is getting her miracle!
Sleeping Beauty waking up to a Miracle!
Katie's Dream has reached $4,000 today due to your generous donations! Thank you so much for supporting Katie's Dream and her family!
For the record: My name is Tiana and I am the one that started Katie's Dream FB and Go Fund me sites. I saw that the family had special needs that they would not ever have asked for help with. Because I am disabled, I am not equipped to handle the monies, so I pleaded with Kathy to allow me to create this site even though it's in her name. I just want to clarify that I am the one posting all the GoFundMe updates and promoting the page, not the family. Thanks to all of you for your kind and generous donations to the Groebners and to Katie's Dream. The family has had tremendous financial burdens for years and your support is not only helpful but lifts the family up with your comments of support, prayers and love.
I thank you all for your kindness:) In Christ, Tiana~
Wishing John a Happy Father's Day today!
Katie Grace's Heart & Lung surgery was completed last night. She was moved to the ICU where she may be for some weeks. Recovery from such a major surgery can take up to 6 months. Continued prayers for Katie Grace's healing would be appreciated. Thank you for all your love, support and prayers. Tiana~
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
Katie Grace's surgery was completed and she is in recovery. Please Pray for healing! Tiana~
KATIE GRACE STILL HAS A COUPLE MORE HOURS TO GO BUT THE ORGANS FIT!!!!!
KEEP PRAYING PLEASE!!!♡♡
UPDATE: More Challenges. Due to Katie Grace's medical condition, the Groebner Family will now be forced to sell their home in order to move away from the live stock animals that put Katie Grace at risk for the Asperigillus mold. The next step is to see if the city wants to buy back or forgive the agreement on the house so please pray about that for the Groebner family! Your support has helped them so much emotionally so let's keep lifting this family up! Please continue to donate. Everyone's got 5! Tiana~
UPDATE: June 14, 2014 - Katie Grace is an 11 year old Hero who just received a miraculous heart-lung transplant at Stanford Hospital after surviving Pulmonary Hypertension for 6 years! She had been on Oxygen Therapy and IV Medication 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for many years. Katie Grace now needs time to recover. It will be a long road ahead, but she has tremendous strength, courage and faith. She has the best medical care, is surrounded with love and is covered in prayer from across the world. In the meantime, the family has lost it's income due to their needing to be with Katie Grace, so they are really in need of financial support.
This God loving, awe inspiring family has survived many years despite extraodinary financial and medical challenges. A hardship tough enough to break the strongest of families, but not the Groebner's! They are a kind, loving, selfless family bound in faith and love and they will get through this too, thanks to the generous donations and support from people like you who have followed their amazing journey.
The Groebner family now needs to spend their time focusing on Katie Grace's recovery over the next 6 months, so any donations to currently help lift their financial burden for food and lodging, would be greatly appreciated. The family will also require help to maintain their basic family needs such as housing, medical, dental care, transportation and other personal needs. The car needs repair and the van needs a new tranmission. Kathy broke a tooth on their way to the hospital for Katie Grace's transplant and they have no dental insurance. Thanks to all of you for the outpouring of support, your generous donations and for covering the family with prayers! Let's help to lift this family up financially so they can continue to focus their energy on The Amazing Katie Grace:) Tiana~
The Groebner family sold their home in Minnesota and drove out to California to be close to Stanford in hopes that they might be able to maintain Katie Grace longer then the 1 year survival time doctors gave her in MN. Stanford had a new IV medication to help their daughter maintain until she could get the transplant she needed. CCC and Donna Meisner got them started on raising the Fund money they needed for the transplant. The Groebners are a truly remarkable family with an equally remarkable story. It's inspiring to see how a family going through so many challenges can be filled with so much hope and love and still have enough in their hearts to share with others...
"I am Katie Grace. I am 11 and I have Pulmonary Hypertension, a rare and terminal illness. But I have Faith that God will see me through. Thank you for being here to visit me" ;)