|Kidney Walk in Greenville, SC|
We went to visit Kelly, Alex and Baby Gus for four days in April. The time was spent playing golf, shopping, eating out, and enjoying family time. On Sunday we all participated in the Kidney Walk in Greenville, SC. It was held on the beautiful campus of Furman University. They were many participants wearing shirts with their family names, business names, or stating they were donors or kidney transplant recipients but one sign in particular caught our attention. It was simple - written on a plain white piece of paper with a marker and pinned on the back of a young girl. It said 'I NEED A KIDNEY, PLEASE!" and it was followed by a phone number. This young girl was about 12 years old. This was the sign I needed to see. It brings me back to why I started this blog so long ago. Yes at the time we wanted to get Ken's story out there and maybe someone would donate a kidney. But God had already planned Ken's life by bringing Alex into Kelly's life and into our lives. Now I need to continue this journey to spread the word. Organ donation can save so many lives. Ken says each day he would not change one thing of his life. He has not been connected to a machine and has been able to live his life. We all have challenges - some are different than others but we all struggle. How many of us ever have the opportunity to totally change someone's life - to save someone's life? Think about that young girl and so many others out there that need an Alex to step up and say I will help. Pass the word on about being a living donor and one day we won't have a waiting list of thousands. Remember that little girl and pray for all those like her.
|Ken and Gus|
|Addie's Piano Recital|
Until the next time may the Lord carry us on our journey,