Today has been a day of learning new things..like why Americans on government assistance remain on government assistance. Why things that have to do with anything government take longer and more out of people lives than are helpful and can sometimes be hurtful to their situation. I feel certain I will be here until November 7 to see the new law and I hope I am in my hospital bed already having had my transpalnt. I am told MEDICAID will go after the VA, that I won't have to struggle with with them...little do they know their struggle with me has only just begun. Thank you for honoring my fight. Your money will be well spent.
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
It is overwhelming and so touching. I have never cried like this in my life. I am a baby! I never imagined what would come but I am so honored and touched by the generosity and the shares. With this money I know it is not easily obtained by my people. None of us are filthy rich, so I know it is coming from your hard earned dollar and I can't thank you enough for putting your blood sweat and tears and what you need to provide for your family to try to provide this life saving procedure for me. I dont know words graceful enough or powerful enough to relay the feeling of thanks and gratitude. It does knock you to a seated position, and I have fallen to my knees a few times the last few days...to thank the Lord for each and every one of you! To hope he bestows blessing on your family always, but especially if you are ever in a time of need as you have done for Walker and I. I hope I survive to repay the favor and loyalty you all have shown to me.
I am completely floored by so much generosity and outpouring of love. I know coming up with an extra hundred is hard enough. What love to have donated $1000 to saving my life! And some of my smallest friends ever are putting up their savings accounts for me! I mean that is so moving it brings me to tears again. My bus mates from kindergarten, my neighborhood friend from probably before we even rode the bus...There really are no words to describe the gratitude and emotion this brings to me. I cried all day yesterday just so moved by the donations. I wake up and can tell this process of being so independent for so long and having to give it all over to God and then needing the money to survive and having to give it over to my friends is very hard for someone like me who has worked hard for years to obtain what I wanted. So I am just overwhelmed with the things people will do for you in your darkest hour. Believe me it is some days hard to find the light hours, but I always try. I keep my faith in God and in these beautiful people he has surrounded me with, some all or most of my life, and I have to lean on trust and faith instead of my own ability now and let others help me with this burden I bare. Thank you can't describe it, but I hope I live long enough for you to feel like it was money well spent! I'm going to change the VA, well, at least a few people's lives. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I am so touched all of you. Please send me via private message your home address. I would like to send out a special thank you message to you all who are willing. I am deeply moved and know I am truly loved by many. Thank you for everything! Your support is priceless! So is the value of my life to my son. Thank you all who know what it is like to be a parent or any who know what it is like to battle Cancer. These words express little of what my heart truly feels. Thank you again and again. I could never say it enough!