True Friends

These pictures just bring us to tears. Alli spent most of the 4 days post-transplant sitting in the waiting room or quietly in the corner of Anna’s room in ICU. Anna would open her eyes & say, “Hi, buddy.” When you have friends who are already on an airplane from NY just 3 hours after you call with the news, what more can you ask for in this life. So glad these little Care Bear-carrying girls found each other in Pre-K. Little did we know where 10 years would take them!

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Children’s Cardiomyopathy Month

Cardiomyopathy (the illness that put Anna in heart failure) is a complicated, frightening & frustrating disease. It can present at all ages, vary in cause, in type & severity; be life-limiting and life-threatening. So many families are managing this disease; some for multiple children, or a parent and child. Other families have suffered the loss of their children. This month, please take a minute to read about cardiomyopathy, and keep all of these families in your prayers. Thank you!! www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org

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Janis Joplin Friday

Back at TCH today for Anna’s first biopsy. They take a tiny piece of heart tissue to check for rejection. We’re calling it Janis Joplin Friday since Joe started singing, “Take another little piece o’ my heart now, baby…” We’ll let you know how it goes! Come-on take it!

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Anna’s story in tonight’s news

Tonight’s news segment on KHOU11 told Anna’s story, but that story would be very different without the gift from a loving donor family. We don’t know who they are – but we know they believe in giving life, and that’s what they’ve given Anna.

Donation SAVES LIVES. www.donatelife.net

Please follow their lead and register, if you haven’t already. Do it for Anna, and for all of the families still waiting. Thank you!

Click here, or on image below to watch the KHOU news segment

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