Thursday, May 13, 2010
"Where there is great love there are always miracles." Willa Cather
So much has transpired in the last 48 hours in regards to critical decisions about Danica's surgery. We met with Dr. Cohen at length yesterday, and he actually was able to speak with Dr. Menezes in Iowa today about Danica's case. He called this afternoon to share their discussion. I was also so blessed to receive a comment on this blog from a mom (who stumbled upon it through google) whose son recently had surgery with Dr. Menezes. We had a phone conversation tonight that provided so much important imformation about our upcoming consult with this man. I am so grateful! I truly don't have the energy to share all the details tonight, but I will try to catch you up this weekend sometime. I have a different reason for this post!
My dear baby sister, Heather, lives in Jacksonville, Florida and is in culinary school pursuing her dream. She has been so supportive through this journey. This past week she began an amazing effort to raise money for Danica by using her love language which is baking sweets. She is calling it "Cookies for a Cause." In addition to taking individual orders on etsy she is planning to do a few other "bake sales" to help.
The above quote is one of my favorites and is what came to mind when I first heard about Heather's efforts. Every cookie she bakes with love is an important part of Danica's miracle. As we stare this newest trip in the face and the prospect of weeks far away from home at a strange hospital we can truly only focus on what is happening with Danica. In reality there is a huge financial component to just surviving as a family these next months. The exhorbitant cost of this surgery is not really on our radar. We are worried about travel expenses and keeping our basic bills paid here at home while we are away and during recovery. There are so many unknowns we cannot even plan for.
Heather's love in action has strengthened my heart this week. Thank you sissy. I love you. Thank you to everyone who has become part of our story by helping us. Our hope remains!
Posted by Monica Kaye at 9:53 PM