Our daughter has a very rare liver disease, and Dorenbecher Children's Hospital in Portland saved her life, we have had many more visits and procedures since. She at some point will need a liver transplant in her life, so we try to keep her healthy. She's good, don't worry! Typical 4 year old! We have to be careful and pay close attention when she gets sick (cold/flu) and she gets her blood drawn once a month, other than that healthy as can be.
With all we went through, I am the rock of the family when I start to loose it my wife worries, so even when Im scared I don't show it. During a put her on the ambulance and drive her to Portland trips I was at my weakest, I think my wife started to catch on too. But then a volunteer brought an old coloring book with some broken crayons and for 30 minutes my daughter was herself, laughing talking about blue ducks and how their funny. Gave me the strength to pull through.
We hold a yearly toy drive, as we starting to plan for our 4th toy drive this year. We need to become a non-profit. With out it most of the expenses comes out of our pockets and we get turned away from nearly every business because we don't have the non profit status. The bad news is its expensive, and to make sure all the i's are dotted we will need to have a lawyer help us, again more costs. So we started a Fundly campaign.
As much as we love to listen to the shows and geek out over our pop culture passions, we also believe that as a family (us and our listeners) we can do much more to help out each other.
Check out the Fundly link and donate if you can!