Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
The girls were upstairs coloring and playing in the "tent" Sophia's dad, David, had made for them. Eli had to get in on the fun too. He LOVED scooting under the tent going after the girls.
We took all of Hannah's legs so they could see what Eli's legs would most likely look like. I tried to share the pros/cons of the different legs. Our main goal was to help them feel better about the decision they were making for Eli. I personally know how big a decision it is to make such a seemingly drastic decision for your child. We know now that the choice for surgery was most assuredly the best choice we could have made for Hannah.
Please keep this family in your prayers. Eli is facing thumb surgery - making one of his four fingers a thumb - on August 12. Eli has a history of having complications with each surgery, so please pray with me that this surgery will be the easiest one yet. Also, please keep dad - David - in your prayers as well. He is dealing with a slipped disc in his back, and this is causing him a lot of pain.
You can go read more about Eli's story here: http://prayforeli.blogspot.com/
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
This weekend Hannah will be on the Children's Miracle Network Telethon on OKC channel KOCO during the 1:00 -2:00 hour. She will be doing a "welcome", then we will be interviewed during the hour telling Hannah's story.
Hannah is also going to be interviewed on Channel 2's mid-day program on June 15. That is Tulsa KJRH. That will be the day after the Endeavor Games, and hopefully we will have some video of her participating to show in the air. Later that week, we are hoping to be able to go down to the Dallas area and spend a couple days with Cody McCasland. Cody is one of Hannah's friends we met last year at CAF. Cody was recently featured on Dateline NBC. The links to that interview can be found here: www.teamcody.com Go to the page that says "Cody Sightings", and all the links are there.
Please keep us in your prayers over the next couple of weeks. It's going to be pure chaos. This weekend OKC, (we were just there yesterday), next weekend to Louisiana, then the next week is the Endeavor Games. Oh, and don't forget birthdays for my three girls - Dawn the 30th, Hannah the 2nd, and Alexis the 7th. Please pray for our traveling safety - and sanity.
More pictures and updates later.
Monday, May 18, 2009
We are in the process of trying to get Hannah's story out there, and raise both awareness and support. If anyone has connections to any of the television stations or newspapers, please feel free to tell them about Hannah.
The next few weeks are going to be fun, exciting, and tiring. The kids are finishing up their last week of school. On Sunday, May 30, Hannah will be on the Children's Miracle Network Telethon in Oklahoma City. June 6 - 7 we will be in Louisiana, going to a new building dedication at the church John, Mark, and ACM helped with an addition. On June 11 - 14 is the Endeavor Games at UCO in Edmond. Then on July 18, Hannah will be the featured Miracle Child at the CMN Dancing for a Miracle. And of course, a little further away, is the trip to California in October.
More immediately, I am trying to put together a list of the costs of trips and equipment Hannah will be needing. As you may or may not know, the costs for her prosthetics are covered by her insurance. What is not covered, is the cost of getting to doctor appointments, hand cycle, etc.
Thank you for your support. Check back often for updates!!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The t-shirts are still in process. I have someone working on the art work, and we are trying to come to a final consensus on what the shirt should actually say. When we get the final mock-up, it will be posted too, so you can start your pre-orders.
In the meanwhile, hope you enjoy the two slide shows I have put together of Hannah.