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Old 02-26-2016, 06:57 AM   #501
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Herk, thanks for update. We still on for the RV Show at Oaks next week? Buzkirks are planning on joining us.

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Old 05-20-2016, 10:59 AM   #502
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Thoughts and Prayers Answered

To all of our wonderful friends at the Forest River Forums:

Got a phone call this morning from Lankenau Kidney Transplant Hospital.

They found a match for Laura! The kidney swap program matched our San Diego donor to a recipient in Oklahoma and that person’s donor (who lives in Colorado) is a match for Laura. All 4 surgeries are scheduled for June 27th or 29th (depending on schedules).

The sole downside is the recovery time, follow up doctor's appointments and the 3 months of “limited contact” due to the immune-suppressive drugs needed for her transplant to ensure it “takes” and then the wean down period to her maintenance level.

This is like hitting the lottery twice in a row. It could only have happened with the love and support of our family and friends who have prayed for a small miracle to happen.

While not out of the woods by any means, we are seeing light through the trunks of the trees.

A minor aside to all of this, is the camper will stay winterized this summer, so to the friends we have made and those yet to be met at the Wine Festival in July and the International Rally in August will have to wait till next year to RALLY with us again.

My priority at this point is to nurse Laura back to health so we can get her butt back on the road!

Thank you all so much,
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:03 AM   #503
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Lou that is amazing news!!!!! I wish you and Laura a smooth process through this. Prayers sent for strength and well-being during all of this for all involved!
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Wishing you the best!
Prayers that all will go well!

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Old 05-20-2016, 11:05 AM   #505
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Glad to hear that things are coming together finally. You will be and are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Old 05-20-2016, 11:08 AM   #506
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Woo Hoo!!!
Praying in KY!
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Absolutely fantastic! God is great!
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:15 AM   #508
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Great news, Lou!
May God bless you richly.

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Old 05-20-2016, 11:17 AM   #509
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That’s great news to hear. We’re still praying for the two of you.

You are really going to be missed at the rally this year. Looking forward to seeing both of you at the 2017 Goshen Rally.

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Great to hear Herk!!! Wishing her, and you, all the best!

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