I know I speak for both of us when I say that the best part, hands down, about blogging is the opportunities given to us to connect with other bloggers and to help them when we can in some small way. I think it’s easy to forget that behind every pretty, properly formatted, photo rich, witty, clever and crafty blog…is a real person.
Someone who is happy or sad. joyful or hurting. healthy or sick. Someone just like us. Using blogging to express their creativity, their passion…and occasionally using it to share a message, a story, a plea.
We recently received an email from Gabby of The Late, Young Family, (are you following her? cause she is uber-talented and darling), who shared with us the story of her stepfather, Troy Frymer.
This is Troy.
Troy has been very sick. He has been in the Mayo Clinic ICU due to a much needed liver transplant. Unfortunately, he (and his kidneys) decided to not get along with the new liver.
Troy had to have a second liver transplant. A. Second. Liver. Transplant. Can you even imagine!? He’s still in the hospital after receiving the second transplant, and he was in an induced coma for over a week. After being awake for about a day, he started having some more issues, and they found out he had some tiny clots in his lungs. They managed to take care of everything, but he has been through quite a journey!
Gabby’s parents chose the Mayo Clinic because it is the best option for Troy, but it is extremely costly. Gabby’s mother is obviously not able to work, and are dealing with some severe financial issues because of all of this. Basically, they need all the help they can get.
Here’s what they need…
First…….PRAYERS! and we have the best pray warriors on the planet following this blog! If you could put Troy on your prayer list, I know that would mean so much to the family. And stop by real quick and let Gabby know you are praying so she can pass that along to her families. You can leave them at this post:
Second…if you feel led to help in a monetary way they have an account set-up to help with the medical expenses. Even the smallest contributions add up! There is no community more generous than the blogging community in our opinion!