Allie Paul

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The word that comes to mind when I think about my niece Allie Paul is tough. This little girl has been through more in her short lifetime than the majority of us will ever have to deal with. And she faces everything head-on, with an "I got this" attitude. But now she (and her parents Judd and Jennifer Paul) need our help and prayers.

As many of you know, as a baby Allie was diagnosed with BOR Syndrome, which caused, among other things, deficiencies in her kidney function. As her conditioned worsened, at 7 years old, Allie underwent a kidney transplant with a kidney from her Mom in November 2014. Although they were faced with monumental medical and prescription expenses before and after the surgery, Judd and Jennifer Paul did not want to ask for "help." And for a year, Allie's transplant was a huge success. As many of you know, within a year of her transplant, Allie became a Champion at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress with her horse Sheik and started the 2nd Grade at school.

Unfortunately, however, shortly after the one-year anniversary of her transplant surgery, Allie has started to face complications. She has had one tumor removed, two surgeries, and another surgery scheduled for tomorrow. And she is battling an infection in her body. The doctors also indicated that another tumor may be present (they are running more tests).

With each hospital visit and stay, there are mounting medical expenses, prescription costs, and travel and hotel expenses for her parents and grandparents as everyone travels to Cincinnati Children's Hospital for Allie's follow-up treatment. And her parents have had to take time away from their business as they focus their attention on Allie's health.

As her (favorite) aunt who feels helpless to make things better for Allie, I've decided that setting up this fund to try to help defray some of the financial burdens on Allie's parents Judd and Jennifer Paul is something I can do. So I ask everyone who can to please help. The money raised will go to defray Allie's medical and prescription costs, the expenses incurred by traveling for her treatments and surgeries, the costs of a tutor for Allie to keep her up to date with her schooling, and other expenses incurred by her parents. Any little amount can help. And, more importantly, please send prayers and positive thoughts for Allie's recovery from this latest hurdle.

I will continue to post updates as they become available. Thank you all for your love and support.

Angie Paul Whitfield
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As I'm sure most of you know, Allie was released from the hospital. In her typical "Boss" fashion, she had her Dad stop for ice cream on the way home, where she will continue her recovery. Thank you for all your prayers. Judd, Jennifer, Allie and our entire family are so blessed.
Leaving the hospital.
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I don't want to get ahead of ourselves here, but there are indications that Allie will be released to go home TONIGHT!!!! Her three teams of doctors still need to confer and agree, but all signs are that she will be able to continue her recovery and return to better health in the comfort of her own home. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers.

Also, as some of you may have noticed, I have raised the goal for the fund again. Frankly, I didn't know where to start at first, and I've been so blown away with everyone's support and generosity. Rest assured, all money raised here will go completely to Allie's expenses related to her health crises. In fact, given the response received thus far, I'm hoping after the medical bills, we will have some left over to get Allie new hearing aids and intensive speech therapy - both conditions related to her BOR Syndrome and kidney issues. Thank you again.
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The latest on Allie Paul: she has had a better day today - some may contribute that to the "healing powers" of the special delivery she received from Outback Steakhouse (thanks Toni and Josie Bloom!). Allie has had to remain in her room in isolation today due to the pneumonia and hasn't been able to go for any short walks (which could make anyone a little stir crazy).

I want to use this update for a special shout out to Allie's Mommy, Jennifer. She has not left the hospital and has barely left Allie's side since Thursday. Even with a hundred other obligations and stresses on her, Jen has been Allie's steady rock.

And, finally, I'm going to speak on behalf of Judd and Jennifer to first thank Grandma Mary Paul and Papa Danny Bihari who also have been at the hospital every day to offer whatever help and support they can to Allie, Jen and Judd. Second, Judd, Jennifer and our entire family want to thank everyone again for all their support and well-wishes. I know I sound like a broken record, but we cannot say thank you enough.
While Daddy is in the "Madness" "horsing" around, Mommy and Daughter are together. Love.
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Thank you for all your continued support and prayers. Because Allie has not been able to maintain her oxygen level without supplemental oxygen, the doctors ordered a chest x-ray. It showed that Allie has another infection, pneumonia, and as a result, she has been put back on IV antibiotics. So while this is a minor setback in her goal of getting out of the hospital, Allie is still being her tough little self. Simply amazing. Thanks again.
Doing her breathing exercises with Dad last night.
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Kay Ely
40 months ago

Prayers to all

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Sonia Price- Sergent
40 months ago

Will pray hard for Allie and that her health begins to turn around once again. She's a beautiful and (I an tell) "special" little girl...

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Linda O'Connor Maloof
40 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you

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Kay Ely
40 months ago

Prayers to all

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Sonia Price- Sergent
40 months ago

Will pray hard for Allie and that her health begins to turn around once again. She's a beautiful and (I an tell) "special" little girl...

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