Samantha wrote this today and We wanted to share this:
One year ago today, my mom got results back from a test about her heart.. She was in the clear, but I came to you all and asked for prayers for a kidney to be available.. Little did I know that the following day my parents would receive a phone call that my mother and brother would be going in for some additional testing because they had a chain of donors and recipients in line so that my mom could receive her kidney that would completely change her life. After many years counting every gram of potassium she ate and restricting her food intake, she could not withstand without the help of dialysis.. After getting a tube put in her stomach and doing dialysis from home for over a year she would be free of that and would be able to receive this gift from my brother and a few other incredible donors.
I recap this because I am thankful of where we are today.. Thankful to give my mom high fives today cause her numbers were perfect at the doctors appointment this morning, that I could see her smile cause she was given the ok to live her life like a normal person. Without the many cares we thought she would have to deal with for well over a year of recovery. She is doing fantastic. She is strong and she is someone I will look up to forever. I honestly don’t know of one person who is stronger then her.. My dad comes a very close second as he is her caretaker and he does one hell of a job. We don’t post much about it anymore because the excitement and overwhelming response we got when we first started this journey was incredible. And all we could do was post and post and post about our gratitude… That gratitude continues even if we don’t constantly talk about it.. We want everyone to know that my mom is doing great and that we are still so thankful for all the support, love and strength you all provided for us when we needed you. This goes to the people we have known forever, for a short amount of time and to those who have never physically met us. We love you all and you have a special place in our hearts forever!