Funds for the Cox Family

$10,690 of $15k goal

Raised by 200 people in 13 months
Ann and Kevin are college sweethearts who have been together for 20 years and parents to their beautiful boy Liam. Many of you know Ann from her blog, 'Creative Antics ' as she has been a member of the online crafting community for many years. Her family has faced many hardships throughout the years and has never lost faith while supporting family members through health issues, natural disasters and other crises. Kevin is Liam's primary caregiver while Ann teaches at a local parochial school. They have been living on a very strict budget and could really use your help right now.

Kevin was recently admitted to the hospital and was having his heart monitored. Their family has learned that Kevin is going to need to undergo a quadruple bypass surgery-- and if that wasn't enough, his kidney is failing. Kidney. Singular. He only has one. In an effort to help save his father's life, Kevin donated a kidney to his dad. The doctors are worried that Kevin's kidney will not survive the surgery and dialysis may be in his future.

*UPDATE: Kevin did undergo a triple bypass heart surgery and is in recovery. His kidney is hanging on but is not functioning very well right now. Most likely, dialysis and a transplant are in Kevin's future.

Because Kevin is Liam's primary caregiver, the family is going to need help finding suitable childcare for their son while dealing with what is sure to be a growing mound of medical expenses.

I have known Ann since college--we reconnected several years after college when she found out that I was then a Stampin' Up! demo and we have stamped and crafted with others in our community for years now! Through forums such as Splitcoaststampers and blogging, she has formed connections with so many of you reading this post right now. Ashley is one of these crafting friends Ann has made over the years and she contacted me with the idea of doing a Blog Hop because she knows how many of you are out there wanting to do something to help Ann and her family. If you are able to contribute, please know that any amount is appreciated and will help ease the financial burdens that their family will face in these upcoming months. If you cannot donate financially, please pray for Ann, Kevin and Liam. Keep them lifted up in your thoughts, maybe share this post--all efforts are greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much and please share with anyone who may want to help!
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Update 3
Posted by Karen Kelly
12 months ago
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Thank you for your continued support of the Cox Family at this time. Many of you have probably heard that Kevin was able to return home today. He still has a long road ahead of him as he recovers. The money that all of you have donated will help this family deal with the immediate expenses that are arising as they place their son into childcare and the medical expenses that will begin rolling in here soon.

We are so close to reaching our goal--as mentioned before, each 'share' of this campaign brings in an average of $36. If we could have 25 people share this post who haven't shared it yet, that could help us reach our goal. Please consider sharing and thank you again for your support!
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Update 2
Posted by Karen Kelly
13 months ago
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Surgery went well this morning! Thank you for all of the well-wishes and prayers. The surgeons only did 3 bypasses instead of 4. Kevin's kidney is slightly worse, so they'll have to keep an eye on it. Please keep Kevin in your thoughts and prayers and thank you for continuing to bring awareness to this campaign!
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Update 1
Posted by Karen Kelly
13 months ago
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Thank you all for your generous support of Ann, Kevin and Liam. The last update I received was that the doctors are monitoring Kevin's kidney in the hopes that its function will increase before attempting the bypass. I don't know at this time what the current timeline is or if the bypass has already happened or been scheduled. [UPDATE: bypass has been scheduled for 1/23/16] Please continue to pray for Kevin's overall health and well-being at this time.

I am amazed that this small community of people has already managed to raise almost $7,000! I believe we can reach our goal if we continue to help bring awareness to this campaign. GoFundMe statistics indicate that each share of this campaign on social media generates an average of $36 dollars in new donations. With that being said, if you have not shared this post yet and do not mind, please do.

Will post as new updates are shared with me. Thanks again!
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Karen Kelly
13 months ago
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Thank you to all who have contributed!

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JoLynn Paul Plato
13 months ago
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May the force be with you, Kevin!

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Ann Kelly Cox
12 months ago
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Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated! We appreciate it more than you know.

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$10,690 of $15k goal

Raised by 200 people in 13 months
Created January 20, 2016
MW
$100
Mike and Michon Wieland
12 months ago
1
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Our prayers are with you.

WF
$100
Winter Sims & Family
12 months ago
1
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Continued prayers for your family!

CS
$25
Carrie Sheridan
12 months ago
1
1

May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; May the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.

LT
$25
Linda Thornton
12 months ago
1
1

Prayers for God's healing and strengthening for the days ahead.

DB
$20
Debbie Bonczek
12 months ago
1
1

Each month I pick a cause to give to, and while I had already designated funds for February, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to give to a family who is so giving. Best wishes to you.

KL
$100
Krystal Lewis-Pratl
12 months ago
2
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Sending prayers and love!

$25
Kristie Goulet
12 months ago
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Praying for you all!

$25
Lyn Wallan-Smith
12 months ago
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So sorry to read of your struggles. May God hole your family in the palm of his hands ♥

$25
Anonymous
12 months ago
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$10
Wendy Graves
12 months ago
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Please get better soon, Mr. Cox. We are praying for you.

Karen Kelly
13 months ago
5
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Thank you to all who have contributed!

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JoLynn Paul Plato
13 months ago
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May the force be with you, Kevin!

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Ann Kelly Cox
12 months ago
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Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated! We appreciate it more than you know.

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