Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Thank you is not enough
How do you begin to express gratitude for the many, many family, friends, acquaintances, and strangers who contributed to the fundraiser for Braden's medical fund? We are completely awestruck and blown away at the levels of generosity so many of you have bestowed upon our family. The fundraiser held at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Wichita, KS raised an astonishing $13,000 for Braden's medical bills! We are at a loss as to how to express our gratitude... we are truly blessed by all of you, and thank you all so very much. Braden's bills are mounting, and we are only beginning to see them trickle in. We do have good insurance, but not everything is covered, and our weekly routine includes co-pays, medicines, lab work, specialty visits, special dietary needs, medical supplies for all his machines and more - amounting to nearly $500 some months alone, not counting his regular daily care and the nanny, etc. We were starting to feel very overwhelmed in trying to figure out how we would even begin to pay for things like trips to Houston, his very expensive transfer care flight, the impending ketogenic diet supplies, and more.
We are just overwhelmed that God has put so many kind, generous, and compassionate people in our lives, we have never felt more blessed than we do right now. We are excited to announce that a family friend has gotten us tickets to fly home for Thanksgiving, when we will have Braden's baptism renewed in the presence of his family and friends. We truly have SO MUCH to be THANKFUL for!!
We say thank you to those who donated money, those who gave their time in planning and organizing the fundraiser, those who donated prizes for the bingo, those who provided food for the dinner, those who set-up & cleaned up, and those who came to support our family by going to the event. All of you will forever be loved in our hearts, and a special part of our growing "family" God has allowed us to be a part of. We truly appreciate your generosity and support.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
With our whole hearts,
Kodi, Brad, and Braden Wilson