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The Latest Health Update

Have a joyful holiday!

I am very excited to return to school next month to complete my occupational therapy degree. Ruby is doing well in preschool and is curious about her mom going back to school. The most pressing questions so far are about Spalding University’s nap and snack policies. As she is an excellent negotiator, I may have her address the current lack of nap cots in the health sciences building!
It is hard to believe that three years ago I was just starting this journey. In many ways, it seems so long ago. I have been so blessed to be on the path to health and living a full life. I am forever grateful for my donor Gary and his family. His selfless gift has given my family and I a second chance to experience life together. We have been so fortunate to be the recipients of countless acts of kindness-from friends, family, and many strangers. I am in awe of the generous hearts and spirits of you all.

Fall Yardsale! (address correction)

October 22nd, 2012

I can’t think of a better way to start a Saturday morning in the fall than with a cup of coffee and a good yard sale. Please join us on Saturday, October 27th for a yard sale fundraiser.

When: Saturday, October 27th, 2012, sale starts at 8am

Where:7104 Greengate Ct.

In the Greensprings neighborhood(follow signs) off of Wolf Pen Branch at US 42

Why: Funds raised will help offset post-transplant costs

Contact: Katherine Weckman 502.599.5623 or Phyllis McDonald 502.558.0649


Living Donor Information

March 15th, 2011

If anyone would like more information regarding the living donor programs at the Mayo Clinic:
All information shared with donor coordinators is confidential and is not shared with patients or their families.

Kay Kosberg, Donor Coordinator
Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota
Toll Free 866-249-1648

Waiting for Godot. Er, make that a transplant!

October 29th, 2010

By Mac:

Emily and Phyllis are staying in Rochester to have a kidney transplant workup done by the Mayo Clinic doctors.

It turns out that they can complete the process in just 2 days, versus the 2 months that she was told it takes here in Louisville.

Besides, it keeps Emily close to the hospital for a few days after her release.  That helps ease her mind about post-surgery complications.

WHAT?? Emily may be released today! (Thursday, 10/28)

October 28th, 2010

Phyllis just called at 2:00 PM and said that Emily might be released today.  Check the Health Updates page later today for the latest news.

Emily is doing well after surgery

October 25th, 2010

She is able to sit up and even walk a few steps.

Be sure to check the Health Updates page for the latest news.

Wonderful News!

October 22nd, 2010

Emily’s surgery went better than expected!

See the Health Updates page for details.

My First Post!

September 30th, 2010

Welcome to Emily’s Blog.  Most of the news will be under the Health Updates section.