How to Help

The King family has been overwhelmed with love and support from so many since learning of Anna’s diagnosis in April of 2012.  They asked friends and family to send Anna their love and prayers and all the good vibes they could muster – and boy, have they delivered. Anna and her family believe in the power those things hold in and of themselves – and feel uplifted and encouraged by them daily.

Financial help is secondary.  Both Pam and Joe have always worked full-time, but now they must manage with one income. They are fortunate enough to have insurance coverage, but they do have costs out of pocket.  The expense of travel, gas, parking, deductibles, medications, loss of hours, and living on one, reduced income can be a challenge. However, the family has found that help always seems to come just at the right time. The Kings are so grateful to everyone who has helped to pay for these new costs, and to provide Anna with the comfort and care she needs.

If you’d like to support the King family financially, you may click the Make A Donation button on this website, or mail a check or gift card to:

Anna King
2 Gilmore Grove Place
The Woodlands, TX 77382

One last and important note: If you have not previously considered being an organ donor or giving blood, we would ask you to please consider now.  The gift of life is the most amazing of all, and would mean the world to a family just like the Kings.  There has been no greater blessing than when someone says they have made the choice to be a donor because of Anna, and there have been many. This journey goes beyond the King family, and Anna wants to do for others the way so many have done for her.

Our sincerest thanks for your support.  Please continue to follow and be inspired by Anna’s story and rejoice with the King family in their ultimately happy outcome!

17 thoughts on “How to Help

  1. I live in Northville New York and know of the King Family from here. I know what your Family is going through as I recently underwent my 4th surgery for Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma at Mass General Hospital. I have been battling the cancer since I was 18 years old and I am 48 now so if I can beat the odds so can you!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family as you begin this long journey. I can’t send much but I will be sure to send a check out to Anna. Stay strong and positive and keep your faith. God Bless.

    Ivy Pierce

  2. As a friend of the Jennifer Prayers go out to y’all and god bless will get a donation out this week to help in your time of need god bless and to a fast recovery

  3. I received a link from Dayton King, a friend from college who was a supportive friend after i lost my brother Sept11. Knowing how precious life can be, I can say, enjoy every moment and I’m sending all my love from upstate NY. I am an organ donor & do donate blood whenever I can-its my small way of trying to help; I am moving from the area but if there are any fundraisers nearby while I am still here, I can participate. All my best.

    “The youth is the hope of our future.”
    Jose Rizal

  4. Anna…everyone at Brown’s Ford is thinking of you. Your grandfather keeps us all updated and has so many great stories about you and your sister. He is so proud of both of you. You are so lucky to have such a great family. Keep your humor and your faith…the power of positive thinking can be amazing!

  5. I miss help coaching you in basketball! you were always the most smileyest and very hard working. Im praying for you. and i wanna help out as much as i can!

  6. Anna, you are an inspiration to all of us. You will be in my prayers. I know that God has a special plan for you. Just know, there is purpose in all He allows. He knew all about this in eternity past.

  7. Dear Anna,
    My name is Brad. I live in Johnstown NY. When I was your age I, too, was quite sick with various health problems. In 1991, I received a liver transplant. I recently spoke with your father and told him I’d be more than happy to speak with you. It always helped me to talk to someone who has already been through a transplant. I was 23 at the time and was still a bit scared. I’m sure you are a brave young lady but talking about your emotions always helps you feel better. I wish you the best Anna and hope to meet you someday. If you’d like to call and talk I’d be happy to speak with you~ Best Wishes, Brad (518) 332-2583.

  8. Joe, Pam, Anna and family. With your permission myself and a friend of mine from work would like to have a benefit for you guys on October 13,2012 titled “Firefighters For Anna King.” I will be sending you a message on facebook to fill you in some more. My heart and prayers go out to all of you.

    Patrick Wilson
    Class of 88 with Joe

  9. Anna,
    You are an inspiration to so many!
    I recognized right away the song “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria”, you used for your wonderful heart song. When I was in 6th grade I got to sing it as a solo for our PTA and on our radio station! You have a beautiful voice, I am so glad you use this talent of yours to let others know about you and to encourage being an organ donor!
    In 2010 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, a different cancer in each breast. I had 2 surgeries, chemotherapy for a year and radiation, during this I was very sick, it was a rough time. I tried to say positive but when things got me down I would remind myself this is just temporary, I will be healthy again. Sometimes I asked my family to remind me of this when I couldn’t do it myself. I am now healthy and sending you strength, courage, hope and to remember your situation is temporary, you will be healthy again! All of my family are organ donors and have given blood. I lost my job last year, but will send something for a donation for you.
    Much love goes out to you, your Mom, Dad and Lila

  10. Hi Anna and happy birthday! My name is Nadia and I’m in Mrs. Codi’s class! I bought one of your bracelets to help support you. I wish you lots of luck with getting your new heart!!!

  11. Anna,
    We just met you today at the Hobby Center watching the play. However, in our very short visit, we fell in love with you and your mom. Amazing how God plants these people in your life who make you a better person. We are praying for you to remain healthy, for you to receive a heart, and for the person whose heart you will receive. How wonderful it would be for a giver to know that the heart was going to a precious girl like you. We look forward to seeing you again. Blessings to you!

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