We are joining another walk to raise awareness for organ donation. I think it is just a mile. The babies will be participating as long as the weather permits. They are quite the little fundraisers. Here is the letter from my husband.
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2009
Location: The Ohio Statehouse - Broad & High Street
Check In Begins: 8 a.m.
Walk Starts at: 9 a.m. (Don't forget about the time change!)
It is that time of year again. The National Kidney Foundation walk is quickly approaching. The National Kidney Foundation is a great organization that helps inform the public about Kidney disease and transplantation.
Very few people in my situation have had such a great outcome. Only with the love and support of my family and friends am I alive today. Whether it is waking up in the middle of the night to change a poopy, excuse me, two poopy diapers I do it with great pleasure, knowing that less than 2 years ago I had a hard time even walking to the bathroom from the couch. The love shown by the McHenry family over the last 2 years is unbelievable. I can never repay them for what they have done for our family. Because of Ryan and the McHenry clan I will be able to intimidate my daughters first boyfriend, congratulate my son on the winning touchdown in overtime against the Steelers, and dance at both of their weddings. I am truly THE luckiest man alive.
I can never repay Ryan and Leslie for the life saving decision they made. I can only try and help raise awareness. The National Kidney Foundation is just one way I can help out. So please support us as we try to help the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio raise awareness.
Neal, Michele, Grady, and Gwendolyn
Neal had a rough 13 months, but transplantation allowed him and I to regain our life. If you need more of a reason to participate read http://beadonor.blogspot.com/. You do not have to donate money to support us. You can attend the walk or simply register to be an organ donor at http://www.lifelineofohio.org/.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Connor is turning 2 in a week. We usually see him once a week and we cannot believe how fast he is growing and learning. He has recently learned to say excuse me, although it sounds a little more like peez me. Connor says it after a burp or when you are in his way. While in Florida, the McHenry's were walking through a group of flamingos and of course Connor said peez me to the flamingos. I doubt the flamingos moved out of his way, but how cute. Things like this just make your heart melt.
This kid could be a model!